ENJOY AN UNFORGETTABLE HOLIDAY IN CASTELLÓN
Apart from relaxing in our pleasant residence, what could be better than discovering the uniqueness of the Useras surroundings? Find out about the activities possible near to Mas Halcón Rural Accommodation, and make the most of your holiday in Castellón.
HIKING ROUTES AROUND LES USERES
Les Useres offers a good selection of hiking routes, with both shorter and longer distances. Get your hiking boots out, and discover the natural world of Castellón!
GR 33 The Full Moon Trail: a long distance route with Les Useres at its centre. You will discover charming villages such as Borriol, Atzeneta, and Vistabella, passing through mountains from the coast heading inland.
Les Useres “Castellet” (little castle) : If you want to enjoy the spectaculat scenery, then follow this route with its views across olive groves and uninhabited rural expanses. You pass by two of Castellon’s historical natural springs, “La Fuente de Més Amunt” and “La Fuente del Baix”.They are at the beginning of the trail, so refresh yourself before setting off for the hike.
PR-CV 316 The Pylon of the Cross trail: an easy route for those who prefer something less demanding. Although only 11,5 kms long, there are some marvellous panoramic views. And if you are a fan of architecture, you can admire traditional farmhouses, water stores, and other traditional constructions.
If you want to know more about the hiking routes in Les Useres area, check out the official web page for full information.
ENJOY AN OUTING ON THE WINE-PRODUCERS ROUTE
One of Les Useres most prestigious attractions is its participation in the Castellón Wine Route, where its wine growing tradition ensures a predominant position. Based in our rural accommodation in Castellón, you will be a stone’s throw away from the famous wine cellar of Les Useres.
Built in the 1960s, this wine cellar offers wines which are internationally recognised due to their taste and aroma. The installation was renovated in the 1990s, resulting in wines of even higher quality.
You can visit the wine cellar, taking advantage of their guided tour. Afterwards you have the chance to taste three of their best wines. Check out the web page for information about booking a tour.
FURTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA
If you’re not too keen on walking, but you don’t want to miss the surprising local landscapes, don’t worry, there are other options. Why not try one of the routes on horseback? Enjoy the company of one of these splendid animals while you take in the view. You can also follow routes on a mountain bike, or do outdoor sports.
On the other hand, for more adrenaline you can try a variety of multi-adventure activities. Don’t forget to pack your swim suit and sun cream. You’ll need these for a kayak trip on a beautiful reservoir surrounded by nature. You want something more daring? Then check out the underground caves in the region and discover stalactites, stalagmites and underground waterfalls.
And if you want more, you can try canyoning, climbing, or “vias ferratas” (iron- studded mountain slopes). Get your mountain gear ready and experience nature in a new way.
VISIT THE NEARBY NATURAL PARKS
Penyagolosa Natural Park: You can’t come to Les Useres without including a visit to Penyagolosa. This site lies between the villages of Xodos, Vistabella del Maestrat, and Villahermosa del Rio. And during your visit you can see traces left by the peoples who passed through here in ancient times.
In addition, the animal and plant species in this natural park are very varied. There are many kinds of pines, such as the “negral” “rodeno” and “albar”. In the higher zones there are juniper, oak and yew trees. With a little luck you may spot a mountain cat in its natural surroundings. And it’s also possible to see mountain goats, badgers, roe deer and genets.
Don’t keep your eyes at ground level however, because there’s a lot happening in the sky. Observe the flight of birds of prey such as the golden eagle, eagle owl, and Bonelli’s eagle. Cave-dwelling bats will be visible if you stay until sundown.
Columbretes Islands Natural Park: Set to sea and visit this archipelago of volcanic origin. This is the only place to spot some species which have almost disappeared from the mainland. For example, the Audouin Gull, the Eleanor Falcon, Cory’s Shearwater, and the Cormorant. Most impressive is the Columbretes lizard, exclusive to this habitat.
The islands were a hideout for fishermen, pirates and smugglers until the XIX century. After that, lighthouse keepers were the only residents apart from the wildlife. They were present here for a century. until the lighthouse was modernised in 1975. In 1988 the islands were declared a protected area, thus becoming the natural park we know today.
A FULL SIZE GOLF COURSE ONLY 20KMS AWAY
Relax with a golfing outing in Borriol. at an 18 hole fully equipped golf course where you can spend the morning. It’s only 6kms from the Mediterranean, and easy to get to. The course is designed to cater for beginners as well as experienced players. In fact, you’ll find not just a golf course, but tennis courts, paddle tennis areas and football fields. So if you’re planning to practice some sports during your stay in Castellón, it’s all easily available.
If you want more information about activities you can enjoy during your stay in our rural accommodation in Castellón, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can advise you how to make the most of your stay in Mas Halcón. Hoping to hear from you!
THE BEST BEACHES ON THE COSTA DEL AZAHAR
At only 30 minutes distance you’ll find some of the best beaches on the Costa del Azahar: Torre la Sal, Torreblanca, and Oropesa del Mar, reputed for their climate, the natural beauty of their fine sand beaches, creeks, cliffs, seafood gastronomy, historical monuments, extravagant festivals, modern tourist facilities, the leisure port, the picturesque old quarter, night life and sporting events…