In Spain we can find more than 2,600 kms of cycling and trekking routes for tourists known as Vias Verdes, Green Ways, which have been built on old disused railway tracks. These lovely routes now form part of an extensive, nationwide, state maintained network of paths and tracks accessible to all kinds of people.
In the Valencian Community you will be able to enjoy more than 200 kms of Vias Verdes in the region’s three provinces. In Castellon there are two wonderful routes which combine the coast and the interior – beach and mountain. With the arrival of autumn we highly recommend a healthy and enjoyable way to spend some time with your partner, friends or family. Oh, and if you want, you can bring the dog!
The Vías Verdes of Castellon are one of the best ways to enjoy our natural habitat. Please, get to know them!
You don’t need to be very fit to explore the Vía Verde del Mar – Green Way ofthe Sea, a six-kilometre stretch which runs between the coastal resorts of Benicàssim and Oropesa del Mar. Throughout the route you will hug the coast and marvel at the beautiful views of the sea and mountains. Kilometre zero, the start, is in Benicàssim but you could easily begin in Oropesa. The whole route is well signed and it’s impossible to get lost. You will go through tunnels, historic sites and can visit ancient lighthouses and observation towers built by the Iberians hundreds of years ago. All the time you will be in the company of “a wonderful friend” – the cooling breeze of the Mediterranean Sea.
The magnificent Vía Verde de los Ojos Negros – Green Way of the BlackEyes, between Teruel and Sagunto is the longest in Spain with a total distance of 160 kms. But don’t worry! You don’t need to do all of it! But we do recommend you experience the fascinating stretch which crosses the province of Castellon. It’s an easy route which is well signed and only considered to be moderately difficult due to its length. The route is named after the old mines of Ojos Negros – Black Eyes, of Teruel. Kilometre zero is located on the old railway track used by the mines and crosses the south of the province between the villages of Barracas and Sot de Ferrer after which it enters the province of Valencia.
The stretch which crosses the province of Castellon is full of old inns and you can still see the trenches in use during the Spanish Civil War. The scenery of the Sierra de Espadan and the Calderona is truly spectacular and blends with the railway architecture and stations which have now been converted into rest areas.
Not to be missed!
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