Boat Trip, Bike Route through the Rice Fields, and Sunset in L'Albufera
In the Region of Valencia, and specifically in Valencia, there is a unique place in the world that you cannot miss: L'Albufera.
With an area of 21,000 hectares, L'Albufera, which has a huge variety of ecosystems, is a protected territory that includes part of the municipalities of Valencia, Alfafar, Sedaví, Catarroja, Massanassa, Albal, Beniparrell, Silla, Sollana, Sueca, Cullera, Albalat de la Ribera, and Algemesí.
Did you know that the formation of the Albufera lake was produced by the sinking of 30 kilometres of coastline between Valencia and Cullera?
If you are a nature lover, L'Albufera Natural Park will enchant you. You can spend the day taking a bicycle tour from the city of Valencia or if you do not have a whole day, go by bus. In any case, it is a perfect place to visit as a couple or with the family, so the little ones know first hand this natural wonder and all the animals that live in it.
There are many activities in the Natural Park of L'Albufera, but here we will explore three must-do if you want to enjoy this natural landscape to the fullest:
- Bike route through the rice fields
To get to know L'Albufera and its spectacular rice fields, it is best to rent a bike. While biking, you will get to know first hand the rice culture and you will pass through the green rice fields that grow in L'Albufera waters. Here, the famous Cañas y Barro was shot, where Vicente Blasco Ibáñez told the life of its inhabitants at the end of the 19th century.
And after the bike route through the rice fields, what do you think about recharging energy with a traditional paella from the area?
- Boat trip on the lake
A boat trip on the lake is one of the best ways to get to know L'Albufera. You can rent a boat ride leaving from the Pomero pier. There, you will jump into a small wooden boat that will take you through the lake and the rice fields, while you discover the nature of the area.
Its native birds, among which the red duck, the heron and the common stork stand out, will surprise you. The boat ride lasts half an hour.
- Sunset in L'Albufera
Can you imagine a quiet boat ride on the lake, with the sun reflecting on the water, while native birds swim beside you?
During your visit to L'Albufera, you can take a boat trip on the lake. The guide will tell you the history and curiosities of the area while you enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets you have ever seen. You can also watch the sunset from the wooden platforms in the lake.
Undoubtedly, L'Albufera is one unique natural place and a perfect location to take home as a souvenir.