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2-Day Trail Running the 7 Villages of Tinença de Benifassà National Park near Valencia


Join Joel, UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader, on this gorgeous 3-day trail running experience linking the 7 villages within Tinença de Benifassá Natural Park near Valencia, Spain.


2 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Explore the stunning Tinença de Benifassà National Park
  • Enjoy the lush flora and pristine wildlife
  • Discover the 7 Villages in the Park, their people and their cuisine


Join Joel, UIMLA-certified Mountain Leader, on this amazing 2-day trail running experience linking the 7 villages within Tinença de Benifassá Natural Park, near Valencia.

Between the regions of Els Ports and El Baix Maestrat is the Natural Park of La Tinença de Benifassà which covers much of the historic valencian comarque and offers beautiful mountainous terrain of great ecological value, where you can find abundance of wild black pines, big-leaf linden, beech trees as well as foxes, deers, boars, weasels and mighty golden eagles.

One of the best ways to discover and explore the area of Tinença de Benifassà is through the Route of the 7 Villages, which allows us to visit the most emblematic features of the Park. And one of the advantages of running this trail is that we will be able to cross landscapes and sights that would otherwise take days to explore.

The 7 villages we will go through are Boixar, Coratxà, Castell de Cabres, Bel, La Pobla de Benifassà, Ballestar and Fredes. On our way back we will go through stunning places like El Portell del Infern, Robert Salt, the hermitage of Sant Cristòfol and the beautiful Ulldecona reservoir.

We will spend 2 days running and spend the night at the Font Lluny lodge, in the village of Benifassá. The pace of the route will be approx. 5KMs/hour, the first stage being around 8 hours total including the stops and a similar time for the second stage. However, the pace will be adapted to the needs and conditions of the group and, if necessary, we can trim the route.

Request to book this journey now to discover the history of each place, the anecdotes of each village; we will talk with local inhabitants, try the delicious cuisine and experience this magnificent natural environment which was declared a Natural Park in 2006.

If you’re up for the challenge and think you can manage a longer, more demanding trail-running experience, you should definitely check out this once-in-a-lifetime 4-day trip I’m also offering, across a stunning National Park in Catalunya.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Personal insurance

- Breakfast

Price details

Other meals and water are not included and therefore must either be brought or purchased at the villages.


Day 1: Boixar to Pobla de Benifassà

We’ll meet at Casa-Refugi el Boixar where you’ll receive all the details of our journey.

The first stage will be between Boixar and the village of Benifassá via Coratxá and Castell de Cabres. We will cover 40 KMs and 1500m of vertical gain.

We will spend the night in La Font Lluny lodge in Benifassá (Half-Board).

Day 2: Benifassá - Ballestar - Fredes- Boixar

In this second stage we will cover 35 KMs an 2400m of vertical gain, significantly more than the first day.



Meeting point

Casa-Refugi el Boixar

Equipment you will need to bring




Watter bottle

Other gear: Light wind-stopper jacket, trail running shoes in good condition, Hat, sunscreen

About the guide



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