Weekend in Cantavieja

3 – 4 of June

A weekend trip to one of the prettiest villages in Spain – Cantavieja. During this trip we will hike along two beautiful trails which will shows the beauty of the Maestrazgo area and the historical dry stone walls.

Saturday, 3rd of JuneMeet in Valencia (Mestalla stadium) at 9:00
Drive to Villafranca del Cid (2 hours)
Hike to El Picaio (medium, 14km, 250m+)
Night in Cantavieja
Sunday, 4th of JuneBreakfast in the guesthouse
Hike Barranco del Ojal (medium, 15km, 600m+)
Return to Valencia (2 hours)


Cantavieja, the center of the Maestrazgo, a frontier land located on a limestone rock at an altitude of 1300m that has marked its evolution and its history. The secrets and wealth of a rich and troubled past, where Templars, San Juanistas, and Carlistas, among others, have left their mark and their memories in the form of buildings, stories, gastronomy, roads and paths.

The reflection of what has been lived can be appreciated when walking through its streets, from the time of Amílcar Barca, to the most recent of the characters in his story “El Tigre del Maestrazgo” Ramón Cabrera. In the Museum of the Carlist Wars you can learn about the history of this man and the battles that were fought from here.

Turismo Cantavieja

Vilafranca del Cid

Travel back in time in a landscape defined by dry stone constructions and the odd touch of Modernism. However you enjoy spending your time, Villafranca del Cid has got experiences you’ll love.

Villafranca del Cid is a beautiful part of Alt Maestrat in the province of Castellón. Steeped in century-old history, the town sits in a landscape defined by artisans’ work. As soon as you arrive, you will find yourself falling in love with this destination. So what are all the things you can see and do here?

Vilafranca is considered to be one of the areas with the greatest wealth of fauna in the Valencian Community. The abundant presence of birds of prey and mammals classified as endangered or highly vulnerable, together with an enormous diversity of small birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates, demonstrates the importance of the variety of habitats that are represented in this area and the good state of conservation in which they are found.

Villafranca del Cid – Comunitat Valenciana


Casa Sara is located in Cantavieja, 65 km from Penyagolosa Nature Reserve.

This heated guest house features natural stone walls and a fireplace, and offers double rooms. Rooms include a private bathroom with bath or shower. Towels and bed linen are provided.

A breakfast service is available and includes homemade jams and local products. There is a shared lounge with TV, and guests may make use of the washing machine.

The surroundings of Casa Sara offer opportunities for mountain biking, caving, climbing, hiking and all kinds of outdoor activities.

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The price of the trip is 135 Euros per person. 40 euros paid in advance to reserve the spot, balance due by 19th of May (free cancellation till 21st of May). This includes transportation, one night 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 25 euros.

It is possible to sign up till 19th of May. Payments by 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 info@valenciamountainenthusiasts.com

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