Calig

Calig is a 12th century Valencian village (pop. 2,000), at 140m above sea level, giving it a commanding view of the Mediterranean to the east and the Maestrazgo mountains inland.

The villagers all speak valenciano-catalan, as they have for the last 800 years. Local people are cheerfull, welcoming and friendly.

It is a quiet, farming village and boasts 300 days of sun a year! Calig is still predominantly agriculturally based; Oranges and lemons, clementines, almonds, olives and a remarkable variety of other seasonal crops.

Many villagers are keen mountain bikers, road bikes are also very popular at the weekends. Pro-cycle teams regularly use the Maestrazgo region for winter ascent-descent training.

The surrounding hills are covered with pine forest and wild bush. Animal tracks and shepherds' paths make perfect MTB singletrack trails. Harsh rock hills, dry river beds, twisting clay paths rising from sea level to 1250m in less than 40 km.

Many of the best MTB routes start and finish at our back door!

Calig has bull running through the streets during Fiestas in August and more fiestas in March and September. The village has a fine brass band and orchestra. There is an old chapel and park a short walk/bike ride from the village with cooking facilities for traditional Sunday open air paellas and barbecues.

There are several shops, a fishmongers, a butchers, a small supermarket and a Tuesday open air market. There are banks, a post office and several bars and restaurants. The village bakery is famous and supplies some of the top restaurants and hotels of the region, only 100m from our front door!!!

The tower "La Torre" stands on the highest point and dominates the village. There are many fine stone buildings and an historical showcase of every architectural style and building era!

None of the hustle and bustle of the coast, the countryside around Calig is ideal for mountain biking and the perfect place to relax. There is an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and Calig F.C. football ground.