Via Verde Del Mar – Scenic Route From Benicassim To Oropesa

The Valencian Community gives a lot of opportunities to discover stunning places, and Via Verde del Mar is definitely one of them. Rough seashore views, blue sea, sharp cliffs, hidden coves, pine woods, watchtowers, and many more… Let’s go on a walk, or bike ride, surrounded by nature and discover Via Verde del Mar – the scenic route from Benicassim to Oropesa.

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Via Verde Del Mar- Scenic route from Benicassim to Oropesa

Via Verde del Mar is a route located between two cities: Benicassim and Oropesa. It’s about 5.6 km long (one way), and runs along the old train route. The route is suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists. It can also be swum in a kayak, alongside the shore, to see it from a different perspective. Its difficulty is low, which makes Via Verde a fantastic option for outdoor leisure for people of all ages and also for people with reduced mobility.

NOTE. It doesn’t really matter whether you start the route in Benicàssim, or in Oropesa.

Via Verde del Mar - Route Map
Via Verde Del Mar Route Map. Source:

Kilometer 0 of the Via Verde is located in Benicassim, near Voramar Beach. Here you can also find the first viewpoint over the city of Benicassim (Mirador Els Canons).

Via Verde del Mar in Benicassim, Spain - Kilometer 0
Via Verde del Mar in Benicassim, Spain - Beginning of the route, kilometer 0
Via Verde del Mar in Benicassim, Spain - Beginning of the route
Via Verde del Mar from Benicassim to Oropesa, Spain - Viewpoint Mirador Els Canons
View over Benicassim from Mirador Els Canons, at kilometer 0.

Whole Via Verde route winds along the coast with many viewpoints and various rest areas. On the route you can find watchtowers (Torre Colomera and Torre de la Corda), which were used to defend the coast from pirate attacks.

Via Verde del Mar Benicassim to Oropesa, Spain
Via Verde del Mar, Benicassim - Torre Colomera
Via Verde del Mar, Benicassim - Torre Colomera
Via Verde Del Mar - Scenic Route From Benicassim To Oropesa
Via Verde Del Mar - Scenic Route From Benicassim To Oropesa

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Also, don’t miss going down to Renega beach – it’s a natural stone beach with a rocky shore, and hidden caves. Beach isn’t visible straight from the route because of the pine tree woods, but when you see a Renega Beach Bar you should take a turn.

Renega Beach on Via Verde del Mar from Benicassim to Oropesa
Renega Beach on Via Verde del Mar from Oropesa to Benicassim

At the end of the route, at the last kilometer, you’ll reach the 600-meter-long El Bovalar tunnel. After reaching the end of it the first views of Oropesa and its port can be seen. But you can choose another, more picturesque route – right before entering the tunnel, follow the signs and go to a path on the right. A beautiful path is waiting for you there – amazing views over the sea, pine forest, and rosemary scent in the air is waiting for you.

El Bovalar tunnel on Via Verde del Mar in Oropesa
El Bovalar tunnel on Via Verde del Mar connecting Oropesa with Benicassim
Via Verde Del Mar Route From Benicassim To Oropesa in Spain - View over Oropesa town
View over Oropesa from a tunnel side path.

Some more practical information about Via Verde del Mar

  • Try to start early. We began at 9.00 AM in September and there were already lots of people (mostly cyclists and runners). When we were heading back, around 12, most people were just starting and it was getting really crowded.
  • Don’t forget to take water and a hat. It’s an open space with not many places to hide from the sun. Believe us, it’s really hot there.
  • You can take your swimming suit and enjoy a little break on the beach.
Renega Beach on Via Verde del Mar from Oropesa to Benicassim in Spain

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How to get to Via Verde Del Mar starting point?

If you go by car you can leave the car in the parking right at the beginning of the route, HERE. You can also leave the car a little further, in free parking at Benicassim, which is located HERE. You can also look for parking spaces on the nearby streets.

Public transport will get you there through the Castellon-Oropesa-Castellon bus line.

Where to eat in the Via Verde Del Mar area?

There is only one place available on the route:

But there are lots of options in Oropesa or Benicassim. Here are some of them:

Where to sleep in Via Verde del Mar?

Soléa House Hotel Boutique Benicassim Spain

Solea House Hotel Boutique

Solea House Hotel Boutique is a charming boutique hotel located in the coastal town of Benicassim. The hotel offers a range of stylish and comfortable rooms, each with its own unique decor and character, as well as a range of modern amenities. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet in the hotel's bright and airy dining room, and relax in the hotel's peaceful garden terrace.

Iberflat APARTAMENTOS LOS PINOS Benicassim Spain

Apartamentos Los Pinos

Apartamentos Los Pinos is located in the charming town of Benicassim, just a short walk from the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean Sea. The apartments offer a range of amenities such as a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and a spacious living area. Guests can also enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace, perfect for soaking up the sun on a warm day.

Hotel Bersoca in Benicassim Spain

Hotel Bersoca

Hotel Bersoca is a cozy, family-run hotel located just a short walk from the beach in Benicassim. The hotel offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities, including air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet and relax on the hotel's terrace or in the garden.

Hotel Intur Orange in Benicassim Spain

Hotel Intur Orange

Hotel Intur Orange is a modern and comfortable 4-star hotel located in Benicassim. The hotel offers rooms and suites equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and satellite TV. Guests can enjoy the hotel's outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center, and spa facilities, including a sauna, hot tub, and massage services.

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