Where to Go
- Make an outing to the ancient Roman town of Sagunto, and see the
theatre ( 30Kb )
ruins of the fortress ( 51Kb )
. Stroll through the streets of the old
Jewish quarter ( 20Kb )
. And then take off for a refreshing swim on the beaches of
Almardá ( 33Kb )
; (25 km. from Valencia).
- If you follow the roads through the Sierra Calderona, you should stop at the
monasteries of Portacoeli and Sancti Espiritu, and the mountain towns of Serra
and Náquera. Finish your day with a good rest at the Monte Picayo hotel
and casino (25 Km. from Valencia).
- When the winds look favourable, get down to the Nautical Club and navigate at
full sail to the Peñeta del Moro. From here, you can sail up the River
Júcar to the town of Cullera (30 km. from Valencia).
- A day out in the mountains? Drive up to the Alto Turia district. Take the
trails to the woods and walk along the floor of the ravines cut through the
flood plain. Taste the delicious trout and try the white wines of the region
(60 to 80 km. from Valencia, route C-234).
- It's not easy to combine fine sand beaches, rich history, breathtaking
landscape and original cuisine. But you can find it all at Gandia, in the La
Safor district (60-80 km. from Valencia, routes N-332 and A-7).
- Festivals of the
Moors and Christians ( 28Kb )
Bocairent and Ontinyent. History and art in Xàtiva (70-90 km. from Valencia ) .
- Sparkling wine from Valencia? lt's called cava, and you've got to try
it, along with other wines from Requena and Utiel. You can also try a
gazpacho de monte in Ayora (a kind stew with rabbit or other game
featuring special bread-like pasta). From the Sierra del Negrete or the peaks of the Caroch, you can admire
the spectacular scenery and natural beauty of these districts
(100-130 km. from Valencia, routes N-III and N-330).
- A fortress surrounded by the sea? Drive up to Peñíscola, home of
the 15th century pope Pedro de Luna (Benedict XII), and admire the ancient
walled town overlooking the sea. If you stay for the night, the next day you
can drive round the Maestrazgo mountains, where history and architecture
contribute to the outstanding landscape (130-170 km. from Valencia).
- After visiting Villafamés and its stimulating Museum of Contemporary
Art, there's nothing better than descending to the coast and enjoying the
beaches of Oropesa and Benicasim. If you want a full day, leave room for a game
of golf or a ride in a microlight aircraft over the port of Castellón
(90-100 km. from Valencia, routes N-340, A-7).
- The route of the mountain springs will take you through the districts of Alto
Palancia and Alto Mijares. Drink from the cool mountain springs, take a dip in
the clear streams and visit the mountain villages (60-100 km. routes N-340, A-7
- If you climb the Peñón de Ifach rising dramatically from the sea,
you'll have a resplendent view of the Costa Blanca. Mark out your route while
at the top: Sail from Denia to the island of Portichol and then to Javea. Go
skindiving in the coves of Moraira and Calpe. Take an evening stroll through
the ancient centre of Altea before dinner (90-120 km., N-332, A-7).
- Re-enacted the battles of the Moors and Christians in the districts of
El Comtat, I'Alcoià and the Vinalopó, where you'll see impressive remains of
ancient castles, and discover the delights of the local cuisine and the
exhilarating wines ( 100-120 km., N-340)
- Water-skiing, scuba diving, windsurfing, international cuisine, disco until dawn, wide sandy
beaches...? All this and much more awaits you at
Benidorm ( 17Kb )
, tourist city of the
Mediterranean par excellence (140 km., N-332, A-7).
UPV | Valencian Community | Guided Tour