Every year we like to escape from the noise of las Fallas and explore a quieter corner of Spain. In fact, many Valencians do the same. This year it was Murcia's turn to be explored.
Here's a report of our trip to Pyrenees, where we hiked through Valle de Tena mountains for 5 days. During this trip we stayed in three different mountain refuges and even made a detour through France.
Our return to Picos de Europa after the fun last years trip. Check out the report here.
We did the water mills of Lucena route, a 13km route with fabulous swimming spots. Located in the interior of Castelleon province, the route provides plenty of opportunities for refreshing dips whilst avoiding the crowds of some of the more famous natural bathing pools. We started in the pretty village of Lucena del Cid. What … Continue reading The Water Mills of Lucena Del Cid
We have spent a weekend hiking along a couple of fluvial trails and exploring the extraordinary Geological Park of Aliaga, Teruel. The trip also included swimming in Arquello reservoir and in a cool mountain river.
Agujas de Santa Águeda is located near the seaside town of Benicassim. It is a route that is arguably more of a scramble than a hike, but still super fun - even on the hottest day of the year! We started with a drink in Benicassim, already some of the group were considering if the … Continue reading Agujas de Santa Águeda
There is an area at the edge of Valencia province that has been invaded by dinosaurs. This past weekend we went there to do some field investigation. Here's how it went...
Penyagolosa is the second highest mountain in the Valencia Community. This emblematic mountain, in Castellón province, stands out due to its isolated nature. It is easily recognisable due to one side having a clear slope whilst the other side is much steeper. It was the steep side, that was our route for the day. Why … Continue reading The Penyagolosa Scramble
The plan was to have a cheese-fueled weekend in the Bajo Maestrazgo region of Valencian Community. We explored the trail around the towns of Catí and Sant Mateu. Here's how it went.
One of the 'must do' hiking routes of the Valencian province is The Hanging Bridges of Chulilla. This is a route along the Turia river, through the impressive canyon to Charco Azul, the Loriguilla Reservoir and of course, across the famous hanging bridges. The route started in Chulilla, the weather was cloudy and a little chilly … Continue reading The Hanging Bridges of Chulilla