The Highest Weekend

16 – 17 of September

This time we are going to visit Valdelinares – the highest village in Spain, located at 1692 meters above sea level. We we also take the chance to explore this mountainous area and hike a nice trail along Alcalá river.

Saturday, September 16Meet in front of Mestalla stadium at 9:30
Drive to Alcalá de la Selva (1.5 hours)
Hike Cañón del Río Alcalá (medium/low, 11km, 150m+)
Night in hotel in Gúdar
Sunday, September 17Drive to Valdelinares (15 minutes)
Hike to Alto del Hornillo (medium, 9km, 400m+)
Start heading back
Swim stop at Caños del Gúdar
Drive back to Valencia (1.5 hours)

Cañón del Río Alcalá

Beautiful route that runs through the Alcalá River Canyon with its crystal clear waters, between the towns of Cabra de Mora and Alcalá de la Selva. Along the route, we can enjoy large areas of woodland (wild pines and larches, coexisting with junipers and a few specimens of poplars and holm oaks). If we’re lucky, it’s also possible to spot an otter, like the one we were able to photograph (see link below).

The trail does not pose major difficulties, although it should be noted that during the rainy season or when the river is flowing heavily, we may need to take off our shoes or wear footwear that allows us to cross the river without complications. The views from the Mirador del Castillo, next to an abandoned farmhouse, are worth enjoying leisurely and make for a good spot to recharge.

Cañon del río Alcalá | Turismo Gudar-Javalambre

Alto del Hornillo

“High altitude route” that starts from the Church Square in Valdelinares (1692 meters above sea level) and takes us to Alto del Hornillo, the highest point of the trail (2002 meters above sea level according to the inscription at the summit).

For the most part of the journey, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Sierra de Gúdar, the municipalities of Valdelinares and Mosqueruela, the Valdelinares ski resort, and the Maestrazgo area.

The route is a circular one, with a distance of 8.6 km and quite easy to follow. The only thing to keep in mind is that, until Alto del Hornillo, the trail goes uphill most of the time, but it can be comfortably completed without any issues.

Alto del Hornillo desde Valdelinares | Turismo Gudar-Javalambre

Accommodation – Hostal Gúdar

Set in the village of Gúdar, Hostal Gúdar is 15 minutes’ drive from the ski slopes at Valdelinares. It offers simple rooms with free Wi-Fi, and a restaurant. Each room at Hostal Gúdar has a flat-screen TV. There is also a private bathroom. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast in the Gúdar’s restaurant, which offers Spanish cuisine for dinner. The surrounding Alfambra Valley is ideal for hiking.

Sign Up

The price of the trip is 135 Euros per person. 40 euros paid in advance to reserve the spot, balance due by 1st of September (free cancellation till 4th of September). This includes transportation, one night of accommodation, insurance and a professional guide.
Members get a 10 euro discount.

The price is for a person sharing a twin room. You can reserve a single room for additional 25 euros.

It is possible to sign up till 4th of September. Payments by bank transfer are accepted.

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