A meeting with the Mariola is magical. At each step, on any well-worn or well-hidden forest track, on any wind-ing pathway, many surprises await the wanderer: hills, valleys and ravines are clothed in every hue of green, hermitages and mountain springs beckon to weary travel-lers, and the scenery comes alive with the song of a bird, the leap of a hare or the soft rustle and sudden flight of a partridge. The air tingles with the aroma of rosemary, sage, lavender, thyme, a herb known as "Aragonese tea", and an extensive vade mecum of aromatic and medicinal plants. Nature rewards visitors with some of her finest work-work we can enjoy and appreciate, as long as we heed her fragile balance and take pains to leave no indelible sign of our passage.
From Banyeres de Mariola to Alfafara, visiting Benifallim, Benilloba, Benimarfull, Bocairent, Cocentaina, l'Alqueria d'Asnar, Muro d'Alcoy, Alcocer de Planes, Alcoi and Agres.