Mora de Rubielos, Albarracin, Teruel, Jerica and Navajas. Gourmet food at every turn!
This tour requires private car transport and there is an optional bike excursion. We will begin with a castle tour at the stunning Mora de Rubielos castle and then we will head west to Teruel, home of the original 15th century lovers who inspired Romeo and Juliet. Teruel has fine examples of Moorish and medieval structures, the ceiling of the cathedral is a must-see, Unesco world heritage site. Teruel is also famed for its jamon serrano and cheeses. Albarracin, one of the loveliest villages in Spain, will be our overnight stay, giving you time to visit the many sites. The next morning we head to Jerica where we will visit the Mudejar tower and make a short tour of the local civil war trenches. The 12 km bicycle trail has a downhill gradient and you will be able to make your way to Navajas by bike if you desire. Your accommodation is a charming and luxurious B&B with gourmet organic vegetarian dinner, breakfast and lunch included, and a choice of short nature inspired activities before we leave for Valencia.
Pick up and then 70 min drive to our first stop at the castle. Morning tea before heading to Teruel, visiting the cathedral, walking the Moorish steps and checking in on the mummified lovers. Lunch in Teruel will be followed by a short stroll and then we take the car 70kms to Albarracin. YOu will have time to visit some of the sites in this amazing town before dinner. After breakfast we head down the hill 70km to Jerica, visit the Mudejar tower and do a private tour to imagine the life of a medieval bell-ringer. After lunch in a riverside setting we pick up the bikes (optional) or tour the civil war trenches. The Via Verde de Ojos Negros is a stunning rail trail that goes as far as the coast. You will have a map and while I drive your luggage you will coast down the hill through charming cultivated fields about 14 km to arrive at the magnificent hotel in Navajas. A gourmet vegetarian dinner and luxurious accommodation is next. Breakfast, nature activity and lunch to finish. Then back to Valencia directly.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: As per request of guests.
End location: The end location is very flexible, I understand that you are most probably continuing your journey to another part of Spain. I can leave you either in Valencia or Castellón, or a location can be negotiated.
Duration: 3 days
We will travel by private car, either an Opel Zafira or Meriva if you would prefer more room. It has air-con and good sized windows to better enjoy the landscape. Bikes are an optional extra for transport between Jerica and Navajas and your luggage will be transported to the B & B ahead of you. Luxury or vintage car hire with additional driver can be arranged easily.
Transport, specialist guided tour of the castle in Mora de Rubielos, guided tour of Teruel and Albarracin, entry fee to the Lover's mausoleum in Teruel, special tour of inside of Jerica Mudejar tower. Accomodation for two in a double or twin room in Albarracin will be in a charming and very reasonably priced hotel built into the city walls (advance notice required as this is a special spot). Prices may go up a little for short notice or high season bookings as we may have to book a hotel in the next price range up. Stunningly lovely luxury accomodation in Navajas in a double or twin room with organic and vegetarian dinner, breakfast and lunch included. Also, a tailored pre-lunch nature experience is included before leaving for our return to Valencia.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
60 euros - Morning tea in Mora de Rubielos and lunch in Teruel. Dinner in Albarracin plus lunch in Jerica. Depending on your preferences for food this figure can be revised up or down. The bike hire would be approx 20 euros per person extra if you would like to take up this option.
Morning tea and afternoon tea stops are always a good idea but the price is not included. Be aware that Spain is very reasonable as far as such things and a decent morning or afternoon tea shouldn't cost much more than 5 euros pp. Lunch in Teruel is not included in the price as it depends on your preferences for food and wine. Dinner in Albarracin is also not included for the same reason. All other costs are covered by the fee. The tour price is calculated for two people but of course for groups of 4 the tour will actually cost only a little more, accounting for accomodation fees, so please ask if you would like to bring some friends. For larger groups we would need to negotiate separately, a group of up to 10 is very workable and this tour is a really special group experience.