26 – 27 of November
Let’s spend a weekend in the medieval town of Morella! You will get a chance to hike some of the best trails in the area and explore one of the most beautiful towns in Spain.
|Saturday, 26th of November||Meet in Valencia (parking lot in front of Mestalla stadium) at 9:30|
|Drive to Portell de Morella (about 2 hours)|
|Hike Rambla de Celumbres (medium/hard, 17.4km, 400m+)|
|Evening and night in Morella|
|Sunday, 27th of November||Drive to Forcall (20 minutes)|
|Hike Mola de la Garumba (medium/hard, 14km, 450m+)|
|Drive back to Valencia (about 2 hours)|
The Christian conquest and medieval times make Morella a city of privileges. Morella was conquered by the Christians in October 1231, although it was on January 7, 1232, when King Jaime I entered the city triumphantly after hard negotiations with the Aragonese nobleman Blasco de Alagón, who had the king’s promise to keep everything conquered it. But the king wanted the walled city and told his Knight that “Morella is not a place for any man in the world, but for a king, because it was worth as much as a county with its possessions.” The medieval splendour of this municipality is marked by being the axis of the Crown of Aragon, and because Morella would always be the King’s. In 1270 it became part of the Kingdom of Valencia and in the Valencian Courts it always occupies the formal place of being the First Villa of the Kingdom, only behind Valencia and Xátiva.
Rambla de Celumbres
El Maestrazgo is a historical region that extends between Teruel and Castellón. It is a harsh land, punished by the mestral wind, with high moors and deep ravines full of Mediterranean vegetation. One of these ravines is the Rambla de Celumbres (Sellumbres in Valencian), which extends to the south of the beautiful town of Morella, separating the towns of Portell de Morella and Castellfort. The boulevard does not usually carry water, it is a seasonal river. It rises in Aragón, in Mosqueruela (Sierra de Gúdar) and in this community it receives the name of Río de las Truchas to later take the name of Rambla de Celumbres when passing to the Valencian community. Its waters are tributary to the Bergantes River, a tributary of the Aragonese Guadalope.
The route is signposted as a PR–CV–408 short distance trail. Most of the itinerary runs along very beautiful and well-preserved paths, between terraces and dry-stone walls, another of the peculiarities of this area. The boulevard is amazing, in its central part it is nestled between walls over 100 meters high. A little treasure hidden in a remote corner of the province of Castellón.
Mola de la Garumba
This hiking trail in Forcall (Castellón) is a classic of the area and of the Puertos de Morella region. It is a circular route that ascends to the colossal Mola de Garumba, 1114 meters high. Charming path with abundant holm oaks, crosses the middle of this elongated mountain slope, and then ascends to the top without great complications, showing us places and landscapes of great charm. Although it is not an itinerary marked out in its entirety as a single route, it does use a sector of the PR-CV116, a short-distance path that connects the towns of Morella and Forcall. Along with this approved path and at the beginning of the route, the GR7 also overlaps, which we will leave soon.
Accommodation – Hotel del Pastor
Situated in the centre of Morella, Hotel del Pastor offers charming, rustic rooms with balconies and views of the town’s Medieval buildings. It also features an à la carte restaurant.
Each air-conditioned room at Hotel del Pastor has traditional décor and wooden floors. All rooms come with a TV and a private bathroom.
Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast in the Pastor’s restaurant. A range of Valencian cuisine is on offer for lunch and dinner.
The price of the trip is 135 Euros per person (250 for a couple). 50 euros paid in advance to reserve the spot; balance due by 20th of November (free cancellation till 18th of November). The price includes transportation, two nights of accommodation with breakfast, 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 35 euros.
It is possible to sign up till 18th of November. Payments by Bizum or bank transfer are accepted.
You can use the button below to reserve your spot / get more info about the trip or contact us by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org