Roques de Mallasén

1st of April

We are going to the picturesque artist village of Vilafamés. During the trip we will discover the works of art it shelters and do the official ecotouristic hike around the town.

Vilafamés – the artist village | National Geographic

There was a time, not too long ago, when numerous Spanish artists from different disciplines met in this town in the Plana Alta, attracted by the beauty of its historic center and its surroundings. They arrived in Vilafamés in a first attempt by the Valencian art critic Vicente Aguilera Cerni to create a museum of contemporary art in the town of his uncle.

All of the art is concentrated in the historic quarter of this charming town in the Plana Alta which, surrounded by a 14th-century wall, was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 2005. It is one of the most important historic-artistic ensembles in the Community Valenciana, for its great beauty and high degree of conservation, as well as for the landscape enclave where it is located, which integrates with its particular silhouette. It has a medieval layout adapted to the topography, where an interesting popular architecture coexists alongside buildings of civil and religious, Gothic and Baroque architecture.

Las Roques de Mallasén |

One of the most impressive natural sights around Vilafamés are ‘Las Roques de Mallasén’ rock formations. Roques de Mallasén are included in a fault structure that originates in Mount Mollet (Sant Joan de Moró) and develops in a south-west-northeast direction to Vilafamés, corresponding to the Triassic (245-208 Ma) and characterized by its own continental sandstones. of the Buntsandstein. In the vegetation of the area, forested masses of Rodeno pine (Pinus pinaster) and an important undergrowth formed by Kermes oak, palm hearts and other shrub species predominate. In addition to its undoubted natural value, this area acquires great archaeological importance due to the existence of pictorial cave manifestations in one of the shelters facing west, where in 1964 the representation of a human figure in a schematic style was located, made by means of thick colored lines. reddish, and well preserved in its upper half.

Difficulty: medium (11.4km with 444m elevation gain)
Technical level: medium (single track trails and gravel roads)
Meeting point: Mestalla, entrance on av. Aragón, 9:30 (return to Valencia ~18:00)
Price: 32 euros (28 euros signing up before Wednesday, 30.03) / 12 euros coming to Vilafamés.

The price includes professional guide, transportation, accident and public liability insurances.
Bring at least 1l of water, lunch, warm clothes and hiking shoes.
Members get a 6 euro discount for every day hike. Visit our store to come a member.

Vilafamés Hike
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