Ruta Parrissal. Beceite
Level of difficulty: easy
Length: 11 km (ida y vuelta)
Leave Beceite on the asphalted rural road and follow the signs. It is mostly narrow and has no hard shoulder. 3.5 km outside of Beceite, you will find the Parrizal control point, where you can either leave your car for free, or drive on for another 2.5 km (40 min on foot).
The first section of the Parrizal route passes along a non-asphalted road for 800 metres, suitable for baby buggies, wheelchairs, elderly citizens and dogs. It passes a footpath identified as a botanical route, where the World Heritage ‘Fenellosa’ cave paintings, from schematic Levantine art era, are to be found.
Coming to the end of the first section, the old structures used for transporting coal out of the mines can be seen in ‘Pla de la Mina’ in Parrisal.
‘Pla de la Mina’ is the start of the excursion (11 km, round trip). After 800 metres, we find a wooden walkway and a sign indicating an hour and a half walk along the river. We finally reach ‘Los Estrechos’ (straits), two huge, vertical stone walls: 200 metres long, 60 metres high and as much as 1 metre wide at some points.
The most challenging sections are adapted with wooden walkways and handrails, while bathing is forbidden along the entire route. In other places, the river is crossed on stepping stones, so a change of shoes is recommended in case you slip.