an end we believe they will overcome all the difficulties
detected in previous studies and that we will meet all the
previously established goals.
Furthermore, we will hope to establish exercise as a routine part
of the participants’ lives, so that they engage in physical
activity in their free time and use it as a means of overcoming
the effects of old age and the difficulties it creates.
The activities will be offered in the following municipalities:
Villanueva de Jiloca
Villarreal de Huerva
DESCRIPTION OF THE CAMPO DE DAROCA AREA:
The Campo de Daroca administrative area lies to the southwest of
Zaragoza and contains some of the municipalities which formerly
belonged to the old Comunidad de Daroca in the Middle and Modern
The area was once host to three separate communities; Christians,
centuries. One of the products of this period of co-existence was
the development of Mudйjar art, which was an exclusively Spanish
contribution to the world’s artistic heritage, and of particular
relevance in Aragon.
The area to the west of the Jiloca river is known as Campo de
Used, which includes the land which drains into the Gallocanta
lake, which is the largest natural lake in Spain, receiving
thousands of migratory birds every year, most notably the common
crane. Another local highlight is the canyon at Hoces de Torralba
de los Frailes, through which flows the Piedra river in a
spectacular natural setting.
There is more striking landscape to the east of the Jiloca river.
Resting against the mountain foothills is an area where the holm
oak woods are still the dominant feature. The hills lead down to
the Campo de Romanos plain, which is known for its cereal crops
and riverside woods, watered by the river Huerva. The other side
of this high plain is marked by abrupt gullies which carry
rainwater down to the River Jiloca and represent an exceptional
landscape of great environmental importance, as, for example, in
the case of Aguallueve de Anento.
The area has good transport links by road along the A-23 (the
“Autovнa Mudйjar”), the N-234 between Soria and Sagunto, in
Valencia, and the A-211 from Daroca to Molina de Aragуn and on to
The climate can be categorised as Mediterranean continental,
with little precipitation and large temperature swings from
season to season (winter is very cold and summer produces high
daytime temperatures and cool nights).
Grave difficulties have resulted from people moving to the cities
and an ageing population. There are 6,623 inhabitants spread over
934 kmІ, and population density is one of the lowest in Spain and
indeed Europe, at 7.09 per kmІ. The area’s largest town is
of attracting people back to the area, rely on two vital overall
Improving and making better use of the area’s existing resources.
ACCOMMODATION / FOOD:
Daroca Youth Hostel
Address: Cortes de Aragуn, 13, 50360 - DAROCA, ZARAGOZA