Making its way through a number of municipalities in the provinces of Castellón and Valencia, the Holy Grail Route will be of interest to anyone who enjoys walking or cycling through beautiful scenery. But it is also a great religious trail, telling an age-old story of a journey undertaken by one of the most important relics in the Christian faith. Keep reading to discover everything you need to know and pique your interest in this one-of-a-kind walk.
Everything you need to know about the Holy Grail Route
Back in the 15th century, the Holy Grail – which is believed to be the Cup Jesus drank out of at the Last Supper – travelled from Aragon to València city, passing through a number of towns and villages on the way. Now you can trace the Cup’s footsteps by following the Holy Grail Route which culminates at Catedral de València.
The Holy Grail Route is more than a hiking or cycling trail, or even a great cultural activity: it is a pilgrimage with its very own passport that you can stamp at the different destinations you will pass through along the way.
The Holy Grail Route traverses 18 towns and villages in the Region of Valencia, starting in Barracas and continuing through Montanejos, Cirat, Caudiel, Jérica, Navajas, Altura, Segorbe, Soneja, Torres Torres, Algimia de Alfara, Estivella, Gilet, Sagunto, El Puig de Santa Maria, Massamagrell, Alboraya and València.
Along the way, you will be immersed in the mountainscapes of Sierra Calderona and Sierra de Espadán, visit Santo Espíritu, Santa María del Puig and Massamagrell monasteries and explore the flat agricultural land of the huerta valenciana. When you reach València, your final stop will be the cathedral where you can visit Capilla del Santo Cáliz, the Chapel of the Holy Grail whose beauty will blow you away.
So what are you waiting for? Whether you’re a cyclist, hiker or religious pilgrim, the Holy Grail Route awaits with landscapes, culture and history. There’s so much to learn.