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Valderrobres – where is it? Check it out on Google-Maps.

Plan your trip to Valderrobres by car with Michelin.

Do you need a car in Valderrobres?
For excursions you'll find in both houses at least four decent bicycles – but unless you are a bycicle-freak, a car is a must! Car rentals in Barcelona at the airport or in the city (24 hrs. a day) are your choice.
There is a local bus service, but it is very limited (mornings and evenenings – ckeck the HIFE-timetable). Bathing areas are reachable only with your own car, by taxi or by bicycle.
So – anyone who likes bicycling between 15 and 40 kms a day on country roads (a lot of them unpaved) and is challenged by the climbs will have a great time.
For the rest of us, a car is definitely recommended.

Motorbike?
The area is perfect for nice and curvy rides. If you are not on vacation with your own motorbike, why not rent one in Barcelone?
«moto.rent» rents scooters, megaScooters and a quite wide range of classics upon special request.
At «Mondo Rent» they offer scooters, megaScooters (up to 530ccm) and 125- and 250-motorbikes.


Getting to Valderrobres

Trip to Barcelone
By plane, train, car or bus to Barcelone. Check the spanish railway company's/RENFE timetable. The cheapest flights from Switzerland offers quite often Easy-Jet.
The spanish airlines: Iberia and Vueling. If you book early, you get cheap tickets from Swiss.
You feel bad about flying? You want to do something for the planet? Offset your flight emissions! For a flight from Zurich to Barcelone round-trip this will cost you some 12 €. Find all the information at www.myclimate.org.

Not recomended to everybody, but definetely a very special experience is a jourey by bus. You might hop on a bus to Barcelone in many european cities. Rather cheap.

Maybe you find someone to share a ride? Try carpooling in Europe.

Rent a car in Spain? No problem: Europcar, Avis oder Hertz ...
Very hard to beat is Sol-Mar, the super cheapy!
You need information about the spanish autopistas/toll roads: here we go.

Or – start in Valencia
From Barcelone to Valderrobres it's some 215 kms – from Valencia to Valderrobres 220 kms. It's a very nice and scenic route, through the mountains, passing spectacular Morella.

Or – fly to Reus
From Reus to Valderrobres it's less than 2 hrs. by car. Check which company flys to Reus-Airport.

From Barcelone to Valderrobres by public transportation
Take the train (Renfe) from Barcelona Sants to Tortosa. This is a 2,5 hrs. ride. In Tortosa you hop on the bus (Hife) to Valderrobres (5.15 €). On weekdays the bus leaves Tortosa at 13:15 hrs. and at 18:00 hrs. Arrival in Valderrobres 14:20 hrs. respectively at 19:05 hrs.
Even easier: Catch the Hife-bus to Tortosa in Barcelone (C. Numáncia or at the airport) and change the bus in Tortosa (fare: ca. 24 €): Departure in Barcelone daily at 10:00 hrs and 15:00 hrs. Arrival in Valderrobres 14:20 hrs. respectively at 19:05 hrs.
Important: There is NO bus to and from Valderrobres on Saturday, Sunday and on holidays! Make sure to always check the Hife-timetable!
Good to know: in case of an emergency (i.e. Saturday, Sunday and on holidays) you can catch a bus in Calaceite to get to Barcelone (and vice versa). Check «Hispano Igualadina». From Calaceite to Valderrobres (distance: 22 km) catch a taxi (either in Calaceite [Javier Romeo Sanchez, El Pozo 18, 44610 Calaceite/Teruel, 0034 978 851 020] or in Valderrobres. Call in advance!).

By car from Barcelone to Valderrobres
Catch the tollroad to Tarragona. In Tarragona there are two possibilities:
either you head south to Tortosa, cross the city direction to Gandesa. After having passed Xerta follow the Valderrobres or Vall-de-Roures sign, so make a sharp turn to the left, head to the mountains and leave the river Ebro to your right. From there it's some 40 kms., always following the Valderrobres/Vall-de-Roures signs.
or make a right turn after Tarragona in direction to Reus/Alcañiz. Don't enter the city of Reus, leave it to your right and continue direction Mora/Gandesa/Alcañiz. After Mora head to Gandesa and Calaceite. In Calaceite: make a very sharp left turn following the sign to Cretas and Valderrobres. Some 5 kms. after Cretas, at the stop, make a right turn to Valderrobres.
The trips from Barcelone to Valderrobres totals some 220 kms. Plan your trip by car with the Michelin-Planner.


Where in Spain is Valderrobres? – Have a look at these maps: