in Benlloc

Memory pathways

Trails in Benlloc offer the challenge of walking in the footsteps of memory. There you can see the imprint of the civilisations that bequeathed us magnificent, everlasting roads, as well as little tracks and hidden trails made by the winding walk of the cattle opening up a path through nature.


Camí dels Romans / Vía Augusta

Distance: 19 km.
Difficulty: Low.
Signposted trail.

Camí dels Romans is the common name for Via Augusta, also known as Via Herculea and the Way of Saint Vincent the Martyr, among other names. Via Augusta was the longest Roman road in Hispania, approximately 1,500 kilometres long, running from the Pyrenees to Cadiz, beside the Mediterranean Sea. It was the backbone of the road network in Roman Spain. In Benlloc Via Augusta crosses the municipality from north to south and is fully signposted. The trail offers interesting views of rural, natural, historical and cultural aspects. In Benlloc the original width and structure of the Roman road has been verified by archaeological work that has reconstructed the road along a length of almost 50 metres. The good preservation of the remains and the scenic surroundings make this point on Via Augusta a particularly suitable place to learn about the details of Roman road construction in a simpler way.
There is a short trail between Adjutori Chapel and Quartico Chapel. It is a 19-kilometre trail that runs through the Benlloc plain between field of crops until it enters the Subarra mountains.

Pas de la Fusta

Distance: 15 km.
Difficulty: Medium.

This is a very interesting trail as it is the longest stretch of azagador in the area. An azagador is a path, trail, road or pass where sheep or goats have to walk in single file. It crosses the district from the Galceran mountains to Cabanes and runs through both the plain and the Subarra mountains, even crossing the Quartico district. The trail starts at Bassa de l’Argila and the drinking water well, and the direction to follow is southward and practically straight ahead. The elements of water architecture that can be seen on this trail include: washing places, cisterns, pools, drinking troughs and the Subarra fountain or well. You can also see some farmhouses, San José Chapel and a magnificent view of the sea.

Pas de les Roses

Distance: 3 km.
Difficulty: Low.

This pleasant walk presents few difficulties as the trail is flat for most of its length. The walk is well worth the effort, as you can get a close-up view of dryland farming and some uncultivated areas such as pine forests.