Valderrobres is our main base, and where our Aragon tours are run from. An hour's drive inland from the Costa Daurada in north-eastern Spain, in the province of Teruel in Aragon, and set in an unspoilt backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty, Valderrobres is one of the great undiscovered gems in the Spanish countryside. The capital town of the Matarraña district, a little known area of Aragon, commonly known as "The Tuscany Of Spain", with a lush, verdant landscape of ancient olive and almond groves, immaculate vineyards, refreshing mountain streams with crystal clear waters and natural swimming pools. Rich in culture and architecture, Valderrobres has been classified as one of the most beautiful towns in Spain by the Spanish Government. The immaculately conserved "pueblo viejo" - the old part of town, is picture-postcard, and has many authentic Spanish restaurants, tapas bars and cafes - the perfect setting to unwind in after a day out on the bikes.
Far from the costas, with the constant heat and humidity, Valderrobres sits at an altitude of 500 metres above sea level, on the edge of the Els Ports Natural Park. In every direction, dirt trails lead out to typical Spanish rural villages and more incredible countryside, all looking not too different from how it looked a long time ago.
Valderrobres is approximately 2.5 hours drive from Barcelona or Valencia, or about 1.5 hours from Zaragoza or Reus. It's less than an hour's drive from the Mediterranean coast, and half an hour from Motorland racing circuit, used for the Aragon MotoGP every September, as well as other major events throughout the year..
Valderrobres enjoys a temperate, semi-mountainous climate. Warm in the summer, but because of the altitude of 500 metres above sea level and the much lower humidity, the climate is far more bearable than at the coast or further south in Spain. When it's 40 degrees plus there, it's only 30 or so in Valderrobres, which is why so many Spanish riders head here in summer. Perfect offroad biking weather.
Cold winter mornings with pure blue cloudless skies soon lead to temperatures of mid-teens by mid-morning. Again, perfect riding weather.
One of the Most Beautiful Towns in Spain - Valderrobres was included in the original official list of 10, for obvious reasons.
The "Real Spain"
Traditional rural Spanish town
One of the best preserved, traditional rural towns in Spain.
Location, location, location
Set on the edge of Els Ports Natural Park.
Medieval Old Town of Valderrobres
Architecture from another age.
Valderrobres - one of the best preserved medieval rural towns in Spain, and superb base for offroad motorcycling.