‘Mola de Lino’ climb
Level difficulty: difficult
Length: 5,06 km
Duration: 2 and a half hour(round trip)
Go by car from Beceite to the end of the path to the Ulldemó River (marked ‘La Pesquera’). The path starts from this point, very close to the cave of ‘Sinto’, and passes along very steep stretches to the top of ‘Mola del Lino’. In the first stretch, several refuges are located next to a stone wall. These constructions were used to house cattle long ago.
The climb is constant. The very beautiful path sometimes passes through vegetation, other times through stony areas. As you ascend, be sure to look left at ‘Mas de Pataquera’, ‘Barranco de la Llosa’ and the views over the valley of the Ulldemó River as you get higher up. Also note the changes in shrub and tree species as you gain altitude.
After a slight descent, the path goes up again to ‘Masets de Lino’, an area of nicely restored country houses that have been converted into private cottages. The splendid views from this point look out over the valleys and ravines of Ulldemó River to the right, and Algars River to the left.
From these country houses, the ascent to right is even steeper as far as the top of ‘Mola de Lino’. At 1,200 metres, it offers an unforgettable panoramic view over the whole expanse of ‘Puertos de Beceite’.