Five Excursions in the Province of Valencia
The top five of the best excursions you can take in Valencia to get to know the city. Getaways, routes, and weekend trips.
In the province of Valencia, we have a large number of natural spaces, charming towns and places to get lost and enjoy as a family, as a couple, with friends, or even alone.
Many excursions can be taken in Valencian lands, taking advantage of the excellent climate and the natural scenery throughout the territory.
Fluvial Route through the Cañones del Júcar
In the inland of the province of Valencia, near the town of Cofrentes, it is possible to take a boat route through the Cortes reservoir.
During the approximately hour and a half of the 14-kilometre journey through the reservoir waters, you will visit some of the most beautiful places in the Muela de Cortes Nature Reserve. Gorges and vertical walls covered in green Mediterranean vegetation dotted with Iberian ibex or mouflons.
After sailing, you can take a hiking trail into beautiful landscapes with views to the mountains and the Júcar River.
Albufera Natural Park
Almost next to the city of Valencia, and the Mediterranean Sea, we have one of the most important natural parks of the Region of Valencia. The Albufera de Valencia, a huge lake of fresh water separated from the sea by a narrow strip of land.
The Albufera is surrounded by rice fields, which are seasonally flooded by the water of the lake. Also, there are small towns where to eat a good paella or other traditional Valencian dishes, and from where to take a sailing trip on the lake.
Aqueduct of Peña Cortada and Ruta del Agua in Chelva
Chelva is one of the most beautiful villages in the province of Valencia. But in addition to visiting the town, it is highly recommended to take a route around the area, taking advantage of the fact that it is located in a unique natural environment.
The Ruta del Agua goes parallel to the Chelva River, allowing to contemplate small waterfalls and rafts where you can go for a swim or walk through an old tunnel.
On the other hand, the route through Peña Cortada allows walking on a stretch of an old Roman aqueduct and through tunnels that penetrate the interior of the mountains.
Hiking through Sierra Calderona
The Sierra Calderona is a Natural Park very close to the city of Valencia. Mountains and forests ideal to enjoy nature a step away from the capital.
There are several hiking trails in the Sierra Calderona. The Route of the Castell del Reial in Olocau, the Ruta del Garbí, or the Ruta de los Molinos de Gátova stand out.
El Rincón de Ademuz
The Rincón de Ademuz is one of the most peculiar places in the province of Valencia and the Region of Valencia. It is a district located between the provinces of Cuenca and Teruel but separated from the rest of the province of Valencia.
Small towns with charm, leafy nature and rich gastronomy make this little-known region an ideal place to unwind during a weekend.