Activities and trips : What to do in and around Xert ?
You can use your stay in Xert for a total relax or you can make your stay an active holliday to remember.
There are a lot of possibilities : In the same municipal term there are a lot of routes waiting to be discovered either by foot or bike and you are also welcome to do trailrunning. We can help to choose yours.
We have routes to visit the millenary olive trees. If you wish we can organize a visit to the oil mill and tasting the oils.
For people fond of canyoning and climbing, it can be said that Xert is in a neuralgic center for this kind of sports : There are more than 100 equipped tracks less than 15 minutes away from the house called « Mola Grand » and « Fardatxo »
For lovers of canyoning our town is ideal for preparing and planning trips to the Masís dels Ports, that is very close and offering a great range of possibilities for this sport, from beginners up to experts. We will love to suggest you some and help you with the organization !
The Maestrat area is a natural jewel offering all fotography lovers a wide range of motives: it’s perfect to find flora, mushrooms and native fauna.The arquitectural elements of the hand of man are mimicked in the environment and the urban centers and country houses of the region retain their structure and traditional charm.
For lovers of nature photography, El Maestrazgo is an unbeatable window for this purpose, being able to spot Hispanic goats, foxes, boars, vultures, eagles, Egyptian vultures, partridges, etc. The geomorphological formation that the pass of time has given to this land is another of the natural gems: rock formations, molars, ravines and cliffs grant the observer unique and spectacular views from which the sunrises and sunsets offer unrepeatable photographs.
The friends of speleology can also enjoy their passion: In Xert there are several caves and in Tirig you can visit the refuges with cave paintings (World Heritage).
A little further away are the caves of San José, with its 2780 m the longest navigable underground system in Europe.
For lovers of water sports you can reach the Mediterranean Coast with its sandy beaches and small coves in less than 20 minutes. You will find them by Vinaròs, Benicarló, Peñiscola and Alcossebre.
A little further away is the Ebro delta, where you can make kayak routes. I am at your disposal for the organization of these routes that are very funny also for the kids.
El delta del Ebro es un sitio ideal para la observación de aves. También se pueden ver las plantaciones de arroz, hacer paseos a pie o en bici.
The paella as a culinary specialty of the delta is an almost "obligatory" dish.
As a tour of cultural tourism I recommend visiting the towns of Peñiscola, where you can visit the Templar castle and enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Natural Park of the Sierra d'Irta, Vinaros with its promenade both on the Castellón coast .
The interior of Castellón and the province of Teruel offer us magnificent routes to medieval cities and towns such as Morella, Culla, Mirambel or Castellderobles. Our town, Xert, is an unbeatable place to organize this type of trips since it is located halfway between the Mediterranean coast and the interior.
The Tinença de Benifassà is a wild and little known region and with its multitude of trails, the swamp and seven small towns waiting to be discovered by you, the ideal place for lovers of hiking. In the same mountainous system are Els Ports de Beceite-Tortosa that offer us many short or long routes with or without water.
From our house in Xert you can comfortably reach these routes in less than 1 hour by car.
The almond trees bloom in February / March and it is a spectacle of nature:
Those who prefer the flowering of the cherry trees, ten minutes away is the village of the cherry, Salsadella. You can see this bloom in April.
The vegetation is characteristic of the Mediterranean forest abounding wild and aromatic plants, rosemary, thyme, savory, etc. Its magnificent pine trees and ancient and millenary olive trees cover the valley with leafy forest, with pleasant tourist routes.