Vía Verde Val de Zafán (Green-ways)
Distance in the Matarraña region: 29.56 km
Accessible: disabled people, baby carriages, babies and skates.
The ‘Vía Verde’ or green-ways are old disused railway lines that have been converted into cycling, hiking and equestrian trails.
It is a delightful trip between olive, almond and pine trees, passing along a flat gravel track. It is possible to get to Tortosa or even the Mediterranean Sea without seeing any motor vehicles.
The Matarraña towns that are part of the ‘Vía Verde’ are: Valjunquera, Valdeltormo, Torre del Compte, Valderrobres, Cretas and Lledó. The entrances to the old train stations are located on the outskirts, 4 km or more from the town centres. These can be reached on country roads from the village or by car.
All of the stations have car parks and rest areas and have been restored. Torre del Compte is now a four-star hotel and Cretas has a youth hostel.
The ‘Vía Verde de la Val de Zafán’ has two viaducts. The one over the Algars River is between Lledó station and Cretas station. And the viaduct over the Matarraña River is between Torre del Compte station and Valdeltormo station.
Only the stations of Torre del Compte and Cretas have drinking water.