The Valencian Community is a region that has a natural heritage of great interest. For this reason, today we talk about hiking trails in Valencia. If you want to take a break from the city or the beach and spend a different weekend, you will find some very useful tips in the blog of our Spanish school El Rincón del Tándem 😊

Do you know that there are many hiking trails in the province of Valencia?

Going for a day or more in the mountains is one of Valencians’ favourite plans. In addition, having a good time outdoors is a very good and attractive option, especially to enjoy this summer 2020.

Therefore, in order to help our students, plan their city break and spend one or more days close to nature, we have selected some nice places for trips and hiking in the province of Valencia.

So, let’s get the backpack and go there!

CHULILLA

Chulilla is a town that is only 58 km from Valencia and is a popular destination for hiking lovers. In fact, Chulilla has 9 hiking trails (60 km in total) in which it is possible to appreciate very different landscapes. Among them, mountainous areas, plains and leafy fields, canyon dug by water, etc.

The most popular trail is the Ruta de los Calderones, also known as Sendas de los Pantaneros or Ruta de los Puentes Colgantes.

The trail partly goes down the Hoces del Río Turia, passing through the river canyon (more than 80 m high). Its name comes from the two hanging wooden bridges to be to crossed to go from one side of the river to the other. The highest bridge is 21 m long and 15 m high over the river bed while the other bridge is 28 m long and 5.5 m high.

The trail passes through impressive vertical rock walls often used for climbing and caves and ends at the Loriguilla reservoir, built in the 1950s.

The trail is not suitable for everyone, especially for those who suffer from vertigo. If you do, there are more other trails to choose from 😊

Among them the one that leads to the Charco Azul. A small turquoise waters lagoon that is reachable through an easy path that goes along the river in the interior of the canyon.

In order to choose the hiking trails that best suits your needs, we invite you to consult the official website of Chulilla city hall, where you can also find the trails map.

CHELVA

Chelva is a town that is famous for La Ruta del Agua. A 3 hours circular path that combines cultural attractions and natural landscapes of great beauty. It is a fairly easy itinerary, which partly go through the Río Túejar, one of the Río Turia’s tributaries.

During the trail, you can see the typical riverside vegetation and ruins of architectural works of historical value, such as a Roman aqueduct of Peña Cortada and old mills.

Besides several viewpoints, you cannot miss is the Playeta. A natural place where people usually bathe and whose beauty is due to small waterfalls.

To know everything about La Ruta del Agua de Chelva and its different routes, we invite you to take a look at the official website of the Chelva Tourism Office.

ALBORACHE

The Ruta de los Molinos of Alborache is a 1,700-meter trail, suitable for everyone.

You can make this relaxing hike next to the Buñol river on foot or by bicycle. It is a perfect plan to enjoy peace and nature.
Alborache is a town in the Valencian Community that since ancient times has taken advantage of the driving force of the water by its mills.

In the middle of the 19th century, when the paper industry begun to be developed in this area, the Alborache mills became very important.
During the hike, you can see the 4 paper mills, in addition to a diverse landscape: forests, riverside vegetation, old stone walls, etc.

For more information, click here.

We hope this blog helps you to spend a different weekend, enjoying the peace and beauty of nature.

There are many hiking trails in Valencia; so, we will be back with more information soon 😉

Laslty, we invite you to practice your Spanish outside the classroom and to learn new hiking and nature-related words.

Our Spanish school El Rincón del Tándem wishes you a nice weekend!