The Valleys

savour five enchanting valleys

This is a delightful walking holiday exploring the Costa Blanca valleys Mediterranean countryside with six easy guided walks through the most beautiful valleys in the area.

Walk the the best of the Costa Blanca valleys and enjoy the exceptional landscapes of  small whitewashed villages nestling between high sierras crowned with eagle’s nests and Moorish castles. These valleys are a rural paradise where almonds, olives, cherries and grapevines have been farmed for centuries.
Each of the Costa Blanca valleys you will be visiting has its own distinct character where geography, history and climate meld together to produce enchanting Mediterranean countryside dotted with quiet hamlets and verdant groves of fruit trees fill valleys fringed with pine woods that ascend the flanks of the high sierras.
This is easy walking so the routes avoid long ascents and long days, there are plenty of interesting features to see along the way and stops in the local villages for refreshments and a look around.
Your guides are inspired and fascinated by the landscape, history, nature and culture of the Costa blanca Valleys and love to bring the countryside to life. They will also be organising all aspects of your stay and are there to make sure that everything is as it should be.
The nearest airport is Alicante Airport, we will meet you in the Arrivals Hall for the courtesy transfer to the start of your holiday.

Alternatively, you can fly to Valencia Airport, transfer to Valencia Nord railway station and then take the train to Gandia where we will meet you for the courtesy transfer to the start of your holiday.

If you prefer to be met at Valencia Airport you can opt to pay a supplement for the transfer and we will meet you in the Arrivals Hall.

Day 1. Arrive Alicante Airport.

Met for transfer to Tàrbena. Spend the rest of the day exploring the village, enjoy the spectacular views or stop for a drink and tapas in one of its many bars and restaurants.
Entrance to Guadalest castleDay 2. Guadalest Valley.

We start with a visit to Guadalest, famous for its impressive medieval castle with panoramic views of the valley. The route descends to the dam and reservoir before continuing along the valley bottom through groves of citrus fruit and loquats to the market town of Callosa d’en Sarrià.

Distance 11 km; Descents 550m; Ascents 250m; Time 4 hours.
Footpath with views of the Sierra de BerniaDay 3. Tàrbena Valley.

Our route descends along the southern side of the valley through orchards and pine woods with unrivalled views of the impressive Sierras de Ferrer and Bernia that dominate the skyline. Further on we pass through plantations of oranges before reaching the river and the Algar Falls, a series of natural cascades and rock pools where we stop for refreshments or a swim.
Distance 9km; Ascents 250m; Descents: 675m; Time 4 hours.
Walking in the Jalon ValleyDay 4. Jalon Valley;

We start at the Col de Rates with panoramic views out over the whole valley from east to west before descending along an ancient Moorish footpaths with views of the vineyards to Jalon. This elegant town is the centre of wine production in the area and is famous for its bodegas and your chance to stock up with a bottle of wine or two.
Distance 10 km; Ascents 80m; Descents 520m; Time 4 hours.
Day 5. Gallinera Valley.

We explore this valley that is the capital of cherry production in the Province. Our route takes us along quiet country lanes and ancient footpaths through five small and peaceful villages, each with its own character and history. The valley is renowned for its role as the last bastion of the Moors in Alicante before the reconquest.
Distance 9 km; Ascents 200; Descents 420m; Time 4 hours.
Day 6. Alcalà Valley;

This circular route starts in the historic village of Alcalà de la Jovada and features visits to an 18th century icehouse, an abandoned Moorish village, a cave dwelling and a rock arch with panoramic views out over the neighboring Gallinera Valley.

Distance 8 km; Ascents 250m; Descents 250m; Time, 3.5 hours.
Day 7. Laguar Valley;

We finish with a lovely walk through the Lauguar valley and the villages of Benimaurell and Campell. Our route takes us along ancient footpaths as we descend the valley with views of the Barranco del Inferno and the chance to spot the orchids found on this route.

Distance 7 km; Ascents, 190m; Descents 590m; Time 3 hours.
STàrbena streetDay 8. Transfer to Alicante Airport.
Note:We will be stopping in the villages en route for refreshments and to have a look around.
Grade:This walking holiday is graded as easy with moderate climbs and distances between seven and eleven kilometers.
For your accommodation we have selected beautifully restored village houses, or casas rurales, that retain their original features and rural charm. These houses are owned by village families and have the advantage of having spacious living rooms for relaxing, a kitchen so you can make yourself a hot drink or a snack and terraces with excellent views of the surrounding mountains.

Meals are taken in one of the excellent local restaurants, the village is renowned for its gastronomy so you are guaranteed great food and excellent service.

When to go.  Anytime from mid-September through to Mid-June.
Prices. (assume two sharing twin or double room)
Half-board*595.00 €per person per week
Single person supplement130.00 €per person per week
* Includes 7 breakfasts and 7 suppers
Costa Blanca Valleys holiday includes airport transfers, walks transfers, seven night’s accommodation and half board and six guided walks.
The holiday cottages are all close to the village centre where you will find:

  • a small supermarket
  • bakery
  • chemists
  • doctor’s surgery
  • banks and ATM cash machine for cash withdrawals.
  • Free Internet WiFi available in local bars
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