1st of October
The first hike of October takes us to the lands of Teruel province! We will explore the pretty village of Albentosa and hike on and around the various viaducts surrounding it.
We’ll meet in Valencia in the parking lot on av. Aragón in front of Mestalla stadium and drive to Albentosa. Once there, we’ll have a cup of coffee on a terrace of a bar before starting the hike.
The route starts in the town hall square and first takes us to the lookout points, just outside the village. From there we will cross the viaduct of Albentosa for the first time and make our way down to the river. Here we will have a scenic fluvial part of the hike and pass below the viaduct. Soon, we will meet with the truffle picking experts and start our search for black truffles. Once we’re done with that, we’ll stop for lunch there. After that a short walk along the tunnel and the viaduct will take us back to Albentosa. Finally, we’ll have a drink on a terrace after the hike and then return to Valencia.
The Viaduct of Albentosa
The highlight of the Vía Verde as it passes through the municipality of Albentosa is its viaduct. From the Albentosa viaduct there are panoramic views of the banks of the Albentosa River, the RENFE railway viaduct, the castle-cemetery and the town center.
The viaduct has 7 semi-circular arches and is preserved in perfect condition. A new section has been added to the original metal railing for greater safety and the platform has been prepared with compacted solid ground. The profile of the Vía Verde Ojos Negros ascends from here from 960 meters of altitude to 1,240 of Puerto Escandón. Very close to the village of Albentosa, the Greenway enters the Albentosa Tunnel. The tunnel is the longest of the entire route – 394 meters in length, 93.6 meters of which run in a curve and the rest in a straight line.
Difficulty: medium (12km with 275m elevation gain)
Technical level: medium (single track trails)
Meeting point: Mestalla, entrance on av. Aragón, 9:00 (return to Valencia ~18:00)
Price: 35 euros (31 euros signing up before Friday, 29.09) / 14 euros coming to Albentosa.
The price includes professional guide, transportation, accident and public liability insurances.
Bring at least 1.5l of water, lunch, sunscreen, cap and hiking shoes.
Become a member and get a 6-euros discount for every hike.