• 98 km / 61 miles 6 days walking
  • Walking time estimated 29 h
  • Total time:
    39h
  • Grade: moderate difficulty
Detailed Tour

Detailed Tour

Day
1

Meet up in Arnes (Masía Hort de Fortunyo). Briefing.

A Masía (farm house) is on the side of the hill, and closer examination reveals several others farther up. Farms lie scattered on the slopes; they cling there, small and diffident. The buildings are built a classic mode going back to the XVII century. Some of them are so remote and isolated one can scarcely understand how anyone could thrive there. This pattern still holds.

Day
2

Arnes - Penyagalera peak - Beceite. 18 km.

Short transfer to starting point. 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.

Day
3

Beceite - Moles D’ Arany - Font Ferrera hut. 17 km.

We leave towards El Parrizal, a narrow valley formed by the Matarranya River, which gives this area its name. Today we will see one of the wildest landscapes of the week. For the most part, we follow the PR 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 and La Coscollosa ravin, amongst woody mixed masses of pines, holm oaks.

Day
4

Font Ferrera - Tossal Three Kings - Fredes. 13 km.

Our route leads us into the Natural Park of La Tinença de Benifassá. We leave the dense forest that surrounds Font Ferrera and head up to Tossal Los Tres Reyes - Three Kings Peak 1350 m. height-. We get an awesome panoramic view. It marks the border among the provinces of Tarragona, Castellón and Teruel. Then, descent to Fredes.

Day
5

Fredes. Circular around. El Portel del Infern. 13 km.

One of the best routes offered in La Tinença de Benifassá Natural Park. The first section, runs along the former horseshoe path that links the villages of Fredes and La Senia, through the mythical natural pass El Portell del Infern, among large limestone rock walls.


The itinerary invites us to enjoy the surrounding nature: extensive woods, “Masías”, and river gorges. It is precisely the lack of human influence which has preserved the ecosystems of these lands.

Day
6

Fredes - Boixar - Vallibona. 20 km.

As on the previous day, we walk along the GR7 leaving Fredes, the last of the towns of La Tinença, a territory which was part of the estate of the Abbot of the Monastery of Benifassá. James I the Conqueror recovered these lands before the conquest of Valencia, and in 1233 founded a commemorative hermitage on Mount Beni Hasan.


First get Boixar (means a place round by buxus) and then from here, almost always in descent, we reach Vallibona, another small town of less than 40 inhabitants.

Day
7

Vallibona - Morella. 15 km.

That is the final day in this area with its intricate mountain ranges before reaching the spectacular Morella, a town which can be seen for hours in the distance. A town laden with history: Calle Els Porxes, the Town Hall, Iglesia de Santa María Church, Towers and Castle, Renaissance Noble Palaces and a lot more.


Its walls have borne witness to legends such as El Cid, Rodrigo Diaz, who passed through Morella in the year 1084, or the Tiger of El Maestrazgo, Ramón Cabrera, a Carlist General who took up a strong position in the town.

Day
8

Transfer to bus connection / hired car / train station. Farewell.

What is included in this picturesque tour?

570
€/pers*

Included

  • 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days walking.
  • Briefing at spot is delivered. Half board.
  • Internal transfers days 2nd,3rd.
  • Baggage transport.
  • Route book (maps and notes send by mail).
  • 24/7 emergency telephone number.
  • Taxes.

Not included

  • Transport to local start point and return.
  • Picnic.
  • Insurance.

Optional

  • 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

* 570 EUR per person in a double room. 30% deposit at booking. The rest to be paid 30 days prior to departure. Read conditions.

Travelers’ pictures

Travelers’ pictures

Travelers’ perceptions

Travelers’ perceptions

The Three Kingdoms Trail (wandelreizen Spanje) It is difficult to say what was not good. We have enjoyed the trip (De Drie Koninkrijken wandelreis), especially the nature and the typical Spanish villages. Also the people in the hotels and guesthouses receive us very good with typical and good food. We have had no problems with the descriptions of the way, sometimes we have to look but that is normal and it give a little suspense. I give you a 10/10 for the trip and the warm welcome we have had in Spain and we say tot volgende keer!ˮ

Anita en Toon — Holland

Die 3 Königreiche Lieber Eye is Delighted, wieder einmal verbrachten wir sehr erholsame Wandertage mit Maestrex. Du hast alles für uns wunderbar arrangiert. Alles stimmte von der Unterbringung, über die Verköstigung bis hin zu den exzellent organisierten Wanderungen. Sogar für gutes Wetter hast du gesorgt. Es wird mit Sicherheit ein nächstes Mal geben, und dann werden wir Freunde mitbringen.Ganz herzlichen Dank auch für deine stille Begleitung im Hintergrund.Das Maestrazgo sowie die Tour der Tres Reinos beherbergen Landschaften von einer ruhigen mediterranen Schönheit, in die wir uns verliebt haben. Auf baldˮ

Antonia & Heinz — Germany

Vandring I Maestrazgo. Labyrinth of Silence Att vandra en höstvecka i Maestrazgo bergen är något jag verkligen rekommenderar! I en historiskt unik miljö och natur bland små bergsbyar, som klamrar sig fast vid klipporna, vida vyer från topparna, olivträd , tallskog, röd jord och massor av sten. Dramatiskt! Professionell guidning och extra engagemang när jag skadade knät .Med lokalbuss och bagagebilen fick jag lift och kunde halvera några vandringsdagar, vilket gjorde vandringen till en njutning trots allt. Logi i små pittoreska byar, den minsta med 18 invånare, och läckra, varierande trerätters måltider gjorde inte njutningen mindre… En oförglömlig vandringsvecka! Jag kommer tillbaka! Tack Ignacioˮ

Birgitta — Lund, Sverige

ELS PORTS, Spanien. Beceite – Font Ferrera – Boixar – Vallibona – Morella. Vi fik en helt fantastisk tur i Els Ports i uge 41. Perfekt vejr, perfekte udsigter og en smuk, smuk natur. Guidet af Ignacio, var vi i kyndige hænder. Vi fik fortalt den utrolige historie om krige, borgerkrig, kirker og borge. 14 danske vandrere fik en uforglemmelig oplevelse”ˮ

Gitte — Denmark

OTTE DAGES VANDRING Den første dags transport sendte et godt signal. Alt fungerede. Overnatningsstederne var alle velvalgte. God og personlig betjening. En særlig oplevelse var Refugiet i Font Ferrera. Godt, at vi lod os overtale af Ignacio, men klogt at informere inden. Naturen er overvældende. Kulturen ligeså. Man fornemmer virkelig den svundne tid. Lidt skuffende, at mange små kirker var lukkede, men det kender vi jo også fra DK. Hvad kulturen angår, må også sidste hele dag i Morella fremhæves. Det skal understreges, at den dgl.skriftlige info var i top.ˮ

Lis & Nils — Denmark

De Drie Koninkrijken. ELS PORTS. Wandelreizen. Groepreizen. Wij zijn een groep stapvrienden (tussen 54 en 65 jr oud) die al voor de 19de keer op rij jaarlijks in de twee helft van augustus een week samen gaan ‘stappen’. Dit keer kwamen we via Maestrex terecht in Els Ports, op de grens van de drie oude koninkrijken Aragón, Cataluña en Valencia.Het werd een echte voltreffer, een van onze mooiste tochten ooit!ˮ

Rika & Jo — Brugge, België