This time we are going to the Northern part of Valencian Community – to hike in between the towns of Xert and Vallibona, the latter presenting some of the best landscapes of Tinença de Benifassà natural park.
|Saturday, December 16||Meet in Valencia (Mestalla stadium) at 9:30|
|Drive to Xert (1.5 hours)|
|Hike Moles de Xert (medium, 12km, 400m+)|
|Night in Vallibona|
|Sunday, December 17||Hike Peiró Trencat (medium, 14km, 540m+)|
|Post-hike drink in Vallibona|
|Return to Valencia (1.5 hours)|
Moles de Xert
On this occasion, we travel to the region of Baix Maestrat (Lower Maestrazgo) in the province of Castellón, specifically to the town of Xert. There, the landscape catches our attention with its characteristic Molas (Muelas). This is the result of the continuous but varied erosion of harder materials such as limestone and softer ones such as marls and/or clays.
From the town of Xert, we will take a journey to explore the surroundings of these characteristic and striking formations, ascending two of them, the Mola Llarga and the Mola or Moleta Redona as it is also called. This is a high-level scenic route that includes some sections with a certain level of technical difficulty when walking; however, it is by no means complicated for those accustomed to the mountains.
Vallibona – Peiró Trencat
The meaning of Vallibona can be interpreted in two ways. It is commonly believed to mean “good valley” due to its beautiful location, but it can also be understood to mean “valley of the tarns”. Tarns are small mountain lakes originating from glaciers; Vallibona sits close to various pools and ponds, as well as the banks of the river Cérvol.
The wilderness enveloping Vallibona is of outstanding beauty. Situated on the outskirts of Tinença de Benifassà natural park, the village is the starting point to a number of hiking routes that will lead you deep into the scenery. And that’s not all. Microrreserva Cresta de Turmell is located between Vallibona and Xert, a landscape full of craggy rocks, limestone formations, black pine forests and oak woodland.
Hotel La Carbonera is a mountain rural hostel located in els Ports de Morella. It has 10 rooms with bathroom and heating. Situated in a privileged environment, with a fantastic terrace with mountain views. The hostel has a restaurant where you can enjoy homemade cuisine with typical products from the region.
The price of the trip is 150 Euros per person (135 euros signing up before 4th of December). 40 euros paid in advance to reserve the spot, balance due by 9th of December. This includes transportation, accommodation with breakfast, insurance and a professional guide.
Payments by bank transfer are accepted.
The price is for a person sharing a twin room. You can reserve a single room for additional 35 euros.
Members get a 10 euro discount. It is possible to cancel for free one week prior to the trip.
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