Arrival in the medieval village of Beceite, a cultural-historical monument that belongs to Els Ports Natural Park. The rugged limestone mountains and gorges around are the domain of the Spanish ibex, which shows itself frequently, and large colonies of griffon vultures. We stay in one of the old paper factories of Beceite located beside the river bank.
Font del Pas hotel was once a paper mill, where fine writing paper was made with the clear water of
The factory hall is today a modern hotel with all comfort with a historic look.
Self guided program.
Group size: min. 1.
Grade of this hiking holiday: level B moderate
7 days / 6 nights / 5 days walking.
Daywalk baggage: Daysac.
Accommodation: ***Hotel Font del Pas
Price: from 595 EUR / pp / 2 person party. Sharing double room.
Dates: From 01/03 to 11/11.
Connecting landscape & emotion:
Centre-based hiking holidays. The dramatic landscape of the El Port Natural Park extends between Catalonia, Valencia and Aragon, and covers an area of approximately 60,000 hectares. The majestic limestone massifs are filled with steep cliffs, deep gorges, forests and rich wildlife.
Meet up in Beceite. Briefing.
In the second half of the 12th century, the Order of the Knights Templar conquered this Moorish settlement Abu-Zeit. Beceite located at an altitude of 579 m in the foothills of the rugged mountain massif of the Puertos de Beceite, which we see in the distance. Population 600 inhabitants.
Beceite - Parrizal Gorge - Beceite.
Today, we are looking forward to a slightly calmer day. Fifteen minutes transfer by car to starting point. Parrizal Congost, a combination of water, rock and forest.
We leave towards El Parrizal, a narrow valley formed by the Matarranya River, which gives this area its name. This walk runs alongside the river but avoids water holes with the help of footbridges. Always find fragmented trail segments on both riversides, sometimes at one side and some to another, which help us to continue the hike. Over 1h 20‘ path leads to El Congost (narrow corridor). The valley becomes narrower and the walls of the sides are closer. Return on the same way to Beceite.
Longer and nicer option: Return vía Camino Natural del Matarranya (Masía San Miguel)
Beceite - Penyagalera peak - Beceite.
Penyagalera forms a rocky line of conglomerate and limestone which marks the border between the provinces of Tarragona and Teruel. During ascent we can appreciate the thousands of years of eroding activity water. Depending on the weather, we may enjoy a dip in the Uldemó River which carves across the limestone and conglomerate cliffs drawing one of the Els Ports most admired scenarios.
Beceite - Moles D’ Arany - Beceite.
Fifteen minutes transfer by car to starting point. We leave again towards El Parrizal, For the most part, we follow the PR yellow and white signs route with its continuous ascents and descents. The highest part reaches Roca Morera and Moles de Arany, which have exceptional views. The itinerary continues down to the Matarranya River amongst woody mixed masses of pines, holm oaks (GR8 red and white).
Beceite - Las Crestas - Beceite.
Tour on the east sector of Beceite around the valley of Olivares (Olive groves) and ascending to La Caixa, a tabular relief and one of the visual landmark from many points of Matarranya. Excellent views over Pena reservoir, Beceite, Penyagalera, and Valderrobres.
Beceite - Valderrobres - Beceite.
Valderrobres is a municipality and the major town of the comarca of Matarranya in the province of Teruel. Entry is reached over the medieval bridge of San Roque, held up by pointed arches, and a Renaissance townhall building. Its urban layout is composed of narrow, winding streets which creep up the top of the hill in search of the two most emblematic buildings: The Gothic church of Santa Maria, a Gothic castle.
The name of the town means "Valley of the Oaks", referred to the presence of oak (roure in local language).
Transfer to bus connection/hired car/train station.
What is included in this picturesque tour?595
- 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days walking.
- Briefing at spot is delivered.
- Half board.
- Internal transfers days 2nd and 4th.
- Route book (maps and notes send by mail).
- 24/7 emergency telephone number.
- Transport to local start point and return.
- Transportation to starting point from any airport and back.
- Extended stays.
- Divide stages.
- Map lover?: please ask us about originals.
- Local guide: UIMLA International Mountain Leader (English spoken). Please ask us about
* 595 EUR per person in a double room. 30% deposit at booking. The rest to be paid 30 days prior to departure. Read conditions.
“I really loved the journey from Beceite to Moles D'Arany. It is little bit challenge, yet the views are amazing. There is a platform at Roca Morera which gives a lovely quiet area from where you can indulge in the peace, admire the view and indulge in the fresh air and the silence. It was lovely and perfect for a quiet meditation if you are into that. One of the best excursions I ever had. Most people that visit here just go to El Parrizal but what they miss is the wonderful relaxing area just up on the slope at the top of them. Close observation of the natural world and the importance of the imagination. I can only recommend the experience!ˮ
“Excellent location. If visiting Beceite this is the choice with its own free parking and working wi.fi.; huge rooms and comfortable beds , modern bathroom, garden and swimming pool. It is next to the river and a river walk and trails galore. It is the ideal place to visit Els Ports and its restaurant is fabulous. Personnel is extremely well informed and provides advise. By the way it is the place for the perfect romantic escape and walking holidays, pristine nature and peace are the goals.ˮ
“Just 1h and a half from Reus Airport you can walk the narrow streets of another century. Valderrobres ,the old town centre sits beside the river Matarranya, with streets cascading down from the castle. What attracted us to Valderrobres is that as you stroll along, enjoy the history that is naturally filtered through the narrow streets some of which are only 2 meters wide. Visit the castle and the church and explore the architecture that harks back to the Middle Ages. The town lies only a few minutes from Beceite. Try the hike Beceite to Valderrobres.ˮ
“We booked this place in the quiet Beceite as a stopover between Pyrenees and Valencia and visited the beautiful Matarranya. The hotel was spacious as well room, and the bed was comfortable. Dinner was first class, refined courses, yet in a relaxing atmosphere. It really made our stay at Beceite special. The owner was also very knowledgeable about the region and gave us good tips for hikes around. We would like to recommend La Caixa and Peryganyol views.ˮ