Self guided hiking
Grade 3: Strenous
Hotel to hotel
The Passes of Beceite
7 night self guided walking holiday
- 7 night self guided walking holiday –
hotel to hotel walking
- Perfect weather for autumn, winter and spring hiking
- Grade 2/3: some days have two options
- Remote tranquil villages and hiking
Explore an undiscovered area of Spain with this circular route in the Puertos de Beceite – the passes of Beceite. Pass through Aragon, Valencia and Catalonia. Remote hiking in a surprisingly mountainous area. The weather here is perfect for hiking nearly year round.
In six days you make a complete circuit of the massif. The hiking is really diverse with one side of the range being conglomerate and the other limestone.
Your bags are moved between hotels each day so you just hike with a daypack. 6 days hiking taking you to the heart of this undiscovered area. Wonderful scenery with deep canyons, rocky limestone spires and abandoned villages.
The walking is mid level with a couple of the days being fairly strenuous. Several of the days have two hiking options and the longer days can be shortened by taking a taxi in the morning.
You can start the holiday on whichever day you’d like and the itinerary is seven nights with 6 days walking.
For the fit, there are longer options and side trips taking in extra peaks and viewpoints. The terrain varies from gentle paths through woods to some fairly rocky sections underfoot even on the easier routes.
The paths are generally easy to follow and detailed maps and route cards are provided. GPS hire is available with all of the tracks and maps marked. On the first evening you’ll have a briefing to talk you through the routes, options, weather and answer any questions that you may have.
Day 1 –
Arrive in Beceite – on the first evening you will have a briefing about your week ahead. Night in Hotel La Fábrica de Solfa.
Day 2 –
Follow this beautiful high sided gorge using pasarelas – a walkway just above the river level. Eventually the gorge narrows to the point you can’t hike any further and you return back to Beceite climbing up out of canyon. Second night at Hotel La Fábrica de Solfa.
Distance: 8 km, ascent 50 m
San Miguel extension: 4.5 km, ascent 300m.
Day 3 –
Beceite to Fredes
Short transfer in the morning. Hike up a broad ridge passing the church and farmhouse of San Miguel. Optional side trip to the Pico de Los Tres Reyes at 1351 m (Peak of the 3 Kings) – the border between the three regions. Night at Casa Nuri.
Distance:13.7 km, asc. 765 m, des. 350 m
Tossal del Rei (1356m) extension: 2.6 km, asc. 175 m, des.
Day 4 – Fredes to Caro
Today you head north east flanking a ridge with fantastic views down to the coast and the Ebro delta. There is a short side trip to Pic Negrell (1345 m) for more panoramic views before you arrive in the hidden valley and woods where you spend the night at Pous de la Neu.
Distance: 23.1 km, ascent: 962 m, descent 1032 m.
Option to shorten distance 3 km more with lift.
Day 5 – Caro to Paüls
Today you follow the high ridge along the centre of the range – a wonderful hike spending most of the day above one thousand metres. Descend to the village of Paüls which lies in fields looking up to the rocky cirque that you’ve just descended from. Night at Ca Les Barberes.
Distance: 19.3 km, ascent 820 m, descent 1530 m.
Option to reduce distance (and ascent) at the start of day with lift.
Day 6 – Paüls to Arnes
Great hike passing right underneath the cliffs of Roques de Benet and then finishing off by passing through the Estrets d’Arnes. Night at the beautiful Hotel Hort De Fortunyo.
Distance: 21 km, ascent 1030 m, descent 860m. Option of pick up shortening day by 3 km
Day 7 – Arnes to Beceite
The final days hike and one final thousand metre peak to scale – the wonderful Penyagalera with views over the inland plains. Night at Hotel La Fábrica de Solfa.
Distance: 15.8 km, ascent 930 m. Option of shorten the day.
Day 8 – Depart
Depart for your onward journey. Read more about getting to and from Beceite.
The Passes of Beceite
2020 & 2021 Prices & Dates
The Passes of Beceite holiday is available throughout the autumn, winter and spring. Arrive and depart on any day you wish.
|2 – 3 people||4 or more people|
|13 January – 30 June||1099 €||1049 €|
|1 October – 15 December|
Single supplement: 129 €
Prices are per person and based on two sharing.
Minimum party size is 2 people.
7 nights accommodation: 3 x Hotel La Fábrica de Solfa (Beceite), 1 x Casa Nuri (Fredes), 1 x Pous de la Neu (Caro), 1 x Ca Les Barberes (Paüls), 1 x Hotel Hort De Fortunyo (Arnes).
Breakfast each morning
Picnic lunches each walking day
3 course evening meals each night.
Luggage transfer, you just need to walk with your pack day.
Detailed maps and route cards.
Flights, insurance, drinks with evening meal.
Transfer to/from Beceite. If you need more information about how to get to Beceite, please see here.
GPS hire: if you are worried about navigation, you can hire a GPS wich has all the maps and tracks marking. The price is 35€ per trip.
Hotels are small rural hotels in lovely little villages. Rooms are en-
Hotel La Fábrica de Solfa (Beceite)
This homely hotel is located in a historical paper factory. There is a living room with fireplace and a bar terrace clouse to the river Matarraña. Rooms all have great views over the river.
Casa Nuri (Fredes)
A casa rural in the tiny village of Fredes which has less than 10 people living there all year round! The house has clean, comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms and a nice communal lounge with TV. Breakfast and evening meals are taken at the bar/restaurant alongside Casa Nuri (included in price).
Pous de la Neu (Caro)
This hotel is in Dels Ports Nature Reserve, close to the summit of Mont Caro and is surrounded by forest. All rooms have mountain views.The restaurant serves typical regional cuisine and grilled meats. The hotel has a garden and sun terrace with tables and fantastic mountain views.
Ca Les Barberes (Paüls)
A family run hotel with great views of the cliffs and mountains that you’ve just hiked down from. Rooms are simple but clean and comfortable. Breakfast and evening meals are taken at the hotel. They serve lots of local dishes and make their own olive oil that you can try poured over the freshly baked bread.
Hotel Hort De Fortunyo (Arnes)
This charming hotel was a country farmhouse and has its own vegetable garden and use the veggies for the evining meals. Offering an outdoor swimming pool, garden, games room, luggage storage and library. Each air-conditioned room has a view of the pool or garden. It’s a wonderful place to spend a night.
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The Passes of Beceite
Self guided walking holiday
2020 & 2021 Dates:
The Passes of Beceite is available throughout the autumn, winter and spring – from 13 January to 30 June and 1 October to 15 December. Arrive and depart on any day you wish.
from 1049 € per person
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