Weekend 4

Hiking Weekend: Allepuz – Villarroya de los Pinares – Miravete de la Sierra – Cañada de Benatanduz

For this weekend we propose a few days of hiking in the southwest of the region.

Day 1

We started the first day in Allepuz seeing the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Purificación, the trinquete, the hermitage of Loreto, the Casa Grande, today converted into Hospedería, and the washhouse. Here you will find the Trail Running Center Allepuz-Teruel which offers you to run at altitude along several routes that lead to natural areas of great beauty and natural value. In its surroundings you will find two places of great interest: the Sollavientos Valley, with the hermitage of Santa Isabel, where it is necessary to travel by car, and the Camino de los Pilonesdeclared of Cultural Interest, of 7.5 km, whichconnects Allepuz with Villarroya de los Pinares, our next destination. Since it is not a circular route, it would be necessary to have the support of two cars or to make the round trip.

Once in Villarroya you can visit places of interest such as the Church of the Assumption, the bell tower, the hermitages of La Purísima (former ex-conjuradero), Loreto and San Benón, as well as the town hall. Also the Interpretation Center of the Order of San Juan del Hospital. If you want to know more about this town, you can take the guided tour.

If you have time left, in Villarroya you can enjoy numerous experiences: from a visit to the farmhouse of Los Baños, to a pottery workshop or a forest bath.

Day 2

On the second day we recommend you to do the linear route of 6.5 km one way that connects Villarroya with Miravete de la Sierra, both declared historical-artistic sites. In Miravete you can see the Church of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, the arcaded square, the town hall, the medieval bridge, the oven, the trinquete and, after a short walk along the river, the flour mill. You can also visit the ichnites, or dinosaur footprints that are very close to the town and belong to the Jurassic-Cretaceous transit. A panel will help you with the interpretation.

In the afternoon we can go to Cañada de Benatanduz, 35 km from Villarroya, which stands out for the views of the ravine offered by its viewpoints. We propose you to make the Cañada river tour, a beautiful circular tour of 4 km. At the end of the route, stop to contemplate the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, the building of the hospital for the poor and the old school, and the hermitages. In the hermitage of San Cristobal you have a great panoramic view of the town and a giant frame to take a good picture.

Also, this is the first town you come across if you travel along The Silent Route the most famous scenic road in the region, full of surprises and places to visit.