During this trip to Almedíjar, we will visit a famous cheese shop. After that we will go for an easy stroll through Almanzor ravine. You will also learn the legend of King Almanzor, which gives the ravine its name.
We will meet in Valencia and go to Almedíjar. We will have a coffee there on the terrace and then visit Los Corrales cheese shop to learn about the production of cheeses and, of course, taste some. Then we will do the easy walk through the Almanzor ravine and learn the legend of King Almanzor. The area around Almedíjar is full of magnificent cork oaks. Cork production used to be a big industry back in the day, and there are still many historical remnants, reminding us of those days. We will also pass by a monumental tree – la Castañera, which forms part of the legend. Finally, we will have a drink on the terrace and return to Valencia.
Almedíjar and Quesería Los Corrales
Almedíjar is located in the interior of the province of Castellón, within the Sierra de Espadán Natural Park, in the Alto Palancia region. It is a town of 200 inhabitants, with a mild climate in winter and hot in summer, surrounded by steep mountains and cork oak forests. Its privileged location, at the entrance to the Sierra de Espadán, makes Almedíjar an excellent starting point to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Park.
Los Corrales artisan cheese factory was established in 1990 in Almedíjar, within the Sierra de Espadán Natural Park. The cheeses are made with their own original recipes, developed in order to try express the reality of the landscape and the land that surrounds it. Therefore we can say that they make “QUESOS DE AUTOR”. Raw milk preserves the original characteristics of milk, both in nutritional qualities – it preserves vitamins, the structure of proteins and keeps its original bacterial flora intact – as well as in flavor and aromas, since the flora and enzymes present in milk they develop and give us unique and unrepeatable characteristics.
Difficulty: medium/low (7km with 370m elevation gain)
Technical level: medium/low (most of the route goes along wide trails)
Bring at least 1l of water, lunch, warm clothes and hiking shoes.
The price includes professional guide, pick up from hotel, transportation, accident and public liability insurances.