Walk on the Wild Side - Discover Unknown spain
La Torre del Visco is just 2.5 hours from the airports of Barcelona and Valencia but is a world away from the hectic pace of everyday life. Surrounded by romantic rose-filled gardens and it's own organic farm, the hotel is situated in a hidden river valley and is the ideal place to discover the beauty and experience the peace of this little known region of Northern Eastern Spain, "The Matarranya", that very few tourists ever get to see.
Our 3 night package for two includes accommodation in a large double room with breakfast and dinner each day. We will provide you with detailed itineraries for beautiful walking routes of differing lengths and difficulty that start from the hotel or just a short car journey away. On one day, of your choice, we will prepare a delicious picnic lunch.
|1 June - 30 Sept|
|double superior||990 €||1035 €|
|junior suite||1095 €||1140 €|
|suite||1290 €||1350 €|
This offer is valid during from Mars to May 2018 - Book through the hotel, subject to availability
Cookery classes/workshops in our farmhouse kitchen
4x4 excursions, cycling routes or horse trekking
Tours of local vineyards and wine tastings
Visits to a local oil press with olive oil tasting
Three of our most popular WALKS - To discover the local villages and countryside
Route 1 - La Torre del Visco to Fuentespalda
This walk to the small village of Fuentespalda takes approximately 5 hours and as you pass through the valley and along the river of the "Tastavins" you will have plenty of opportunity to see the rich variety of flora and fauna that we have here. The scenery is very serene and unspoiled; terraces of almonds and olives, pine clad mountains and unusual rock formations.
In March the almonds burst into flower. Easter and early summer bring swathes of red poppies, wild flowers and a mass of butterflies, insects and migratory birds. The autumn months are generally dry and warm, a perfect time for walking and searching for wild mushrooms.
Take a break in Fuentespalda to enjoy a refreshing drink and homemade tapas in the Bar in the Plaza before completing the second half of your journey. At the end of the route you will come to the ancient little chapel of Sant Pere Martir set in a secluded spot by the river.
Route 2 - La Torre del Visco to Valderrobres
This route takes you to the splendid medieval village of Valderrobres dominated by the XIVth. century castle, which is steeped in history, gothic architecture and narrow, cobbled streets. The walk is conveniently divided into two parts of three hours each, giving you time to explore the village and castle and to have lunch in one of the local restaurants, before heading back to La Torre.
Alternatively along the way there are plenty of perfect spots to rest, relax and enjoy a picnic whilst taking in the spectacular views and mountain scenery.
Route 3 - La Torre del Visco to La Fresneda
La Fresneda is situated on a hill overlooking almond and olive groves with stunning views of the Els Ports mountain range in the distance.
On this walk you will see one of the most impressive waterfalls in the area - El Salt is 20 metres drop and when the river Tastavins is full the cascade is impressive. The trail will also take you past the interesting remains of the monastery of Virgen de Gracia and through the farming village of La Portellada.
In La Fresneda, itself, you have a choice of two very pleasant restaurants for lunch and there are a variety of small artisan shops which sell a good range of local produce (olive oil, goat’s cheeses, almonds, cured meats etc).