..... And the land of good ham, raw shep cheese, fall colors, smells .... This region of the area of Teruel and Castellon in eastern Spain has excited my husband and me, so we went a couple of days to explore a bit more. It is called Maestrazgo (from Maestre, Master of the Order) because it was the country where lots of european Templar Knights were exiled in the Middle Age. As it was Reconquista (Crusade) times they were more than well received. The region is full of castles and History. We stayed in the beautiful village of Molinos in a lovely hostel .... although there was an annoying meeting of cellists who were testing all day Hostel The Keeper of the Bikes Ham and ham Just outside the village, we went to find tracks We entered semi-desert paths, life there must be hard Asking a resident of Cuevas de Cañart about near gas stations, and the man laughed as we had to give a good lap to find the next one Entering the tunnel to reach Castellote Lonely roads and begins to rain We did a combination of off-road tracks and regional roads, in some cases were better tracks than roads It was getting dark, but we were going ahead The way of the Gorges of Guadalope is called the Strait of Hell, the name was justified by the road and weather conditions at the time The colors in the rain and autumn were lovely Toni is dancing in the rain Next to the Hostal de las Truchas Ideal route for dual-sport bikes Cañada de Benatanduz In this bar of the beautiful village of Cantavieja we ate a well deserved ham sandwich with olives and fine wine that we felt great because we were wet and cold. Once we turn off parts of a forest track towards Mosqueruela On the first track we met the first frozen puddles of the season way to Valdelinares The Ténéré blends with the environment Fontanet, a high mountain village with his ham-drying places We returned to Cantavieja (sorry not being able to visit its castle with calm) and as night came we decided to leave and go back to Molinos. Mirambel, after rain in the evening light was amazing Luco de Bordon And at night we arrived at Molinos, but didn't go to bed before passing by the bar of the local geeks, I felt good the beer Obviously we could not leave without visiting the impressive gorge of Molinos in the very town center Link to full photo album http://picasaweb.google.com/toniquiet2/TrailMaestrazgp # Please excuse the English of my automatic translator!