19th of February
Let’s go to Benageber reservoir to do the route along the Turia river canyon, walk on the hanging bridge and contemplate a small waterfall – Chorros de Barchel.
We’ll meet in Valencia in the parking lot on av. Aragón in front of Mestalla stadium and drive to Tuéjar. Once there, we’ll have a cup of coffee in a bar before starting the hike.
We will need to drive a bit more to get to the start of the route – the Benagéber reservoir. The hike starts with easy walking along a wide road, overlooking the Túria river. Soon, we’ll get to Chorros de Barchel – a set of waterfalls that give name to this hike. Next, we’ll descend towards the river and cross to the other side with the help of a hanging bridge. Here we will need to go up, but a stop for lunch will await us once we finish the ascent. Towards the end of the hike we will pass by almond groves, now in full bloom. And at the very end of the hike we’ll get the best view of the whole trail – the canyon made by the Túria river and the Benagéber reservoir. Finally, we’ll go to Tuéjar to have a post-hike drink and then return to Valencia.
Difficulty: medium (12km with 350m elevation gain)
Technical level: medium (easy trails with no technical difficulty)
Meeting point: Mestalla, parking lot on av. Aragón, 9:30 (return to Valencia ~18:00)
Price: 32 euros (28 euros signing up before 16.02 17:00) / 12 euros coming to Benagéber.
The price includes professional guide, transportation, accident and public liability insurances.
Bring at least 1l of water, lunch, long-sleeve clothes and hiking shoes.
Become a member and get a 6-euros discount for every hike.