The landscape of the massif of els Ports, declared Natural Park in 2001, are stunningly beautiful; for example the Parrizal where the River Matarraña is born. The name of the county comes from this river. The park has an extension of 35, 000 hectares and 900 hectares have been declared a Nature reserve because of their wealth of wild life and fauna. The reserve spreads over the area where the provinces of Tarragona, Castellon and Teruel meet up. In the Teruel part, there are the villages of Fuentespalda, Valderrobres, Peñarroya and Beceite. All of them are in the county of Matarraña.
You can enjoy the following activities, amongst others:
- The Vías Verdes (special excursion routes) take advantage of the railway lines in disuse and now reconverted into routes for trekking and bike excursions (consult routes and the old stations) in this area there are two Green Routes (V.V.): 1. the Terra Alta route and the Val de Zafan route. They meet up at the old station of Arnes-Lledó: www.viasverdes.com
- Bicycle renting. There is an optional service to have the bikes picked up at he stations along the Green Route and at Parrizal, canyon descents, canoeing and potholing: www.esgambi.com – headquarters in Horta de San Juan.
- Horse riding:
www.hipicamb.com – headquarters in Cretas.
www.establodecrystal.com – headquarters in Valderrobres.
- Fauna and wild life watching tour. Headquarters for guided tours to the River Matarraña and the passes of Beceite www.matarranyaturismo.es
:: More information: visit the website www.matarranyaturismo.es
- Mountain bikes
- Horse riding
- Canyon descents
- 4×4 Routes