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Rock carved road

Rock carved road

The trip includes:

  • Transport (minibus), including pick up from collection point.
  • 5 nights accommodation.
  • 5 breakfasts.
  • 3 midday meals, 1 picnic and 3 evening meals.
  • An English speaking tour leader, local guides for specific visits and entrance fees.
  • Price per person (based on double occupancy):
    1180 Euros

Walking Holidays Spain

The countryside in the interior of Valencia is as varied as it is beautiful and this walking holidays Spain offer you the possibility of walking through some of the most typical Valencian scenery. Whilst there is a more outdoor character to this trip there is still time for you to see the cultural gems of the medieval town of Xativa. The walking on this tour is more demanding but we maintain a balance between exercise and relaxation by incorporating visits to wineries or monuments during the programme and giving you some free time. You will visit some amazing archaeological remains which are approximately 2500 years old fortified villages from pre-Roman times when the Ibero tribes lived in fragmented societies throughout the Spanish peninsula. They had an agricultural and war based society which combined amazing artisanal and musical abilities as well as deadly horsemanship and fighting skills.
This journey also offers the possibility of seeing more wildlife, especially birds. And of course, all this combined with great local Spanish food and wine. This trip is a good example of how our trips offer a different type of walking in Spain.

Image Gallery

  • A-small-tapa-of--Spanish-Ham

    A small tapa of Spanish Ham

  • Fortified-Iberian-Towns-defense-wall

    Fortified Iberian Towns defense wall

  • Olive-tree-and-vines,Fontanares

    Olive tree and vines,Fontanares

  • The-Moixent-Warrior-Iberian.Photo-by-permission-of-the-Museo-de-Prehistoria-Valencia

    The Moixent Warrior Iberian.Photo by permission of the Museo de Prehistoria Valencia

  • Vulture


  • Walking-near-Xativa

    Walking near Xativa



Very small, unique, independent hotels of character. 3 nights in Xativa and 2 nights in the countryside. Both hotels have comfortable modern double rooms with bathrooms. One of the hotels has  baths rather than showers in the bathroom.
N.B. Rooms are of the same quality but can be different in layout and style.

Visits include

The remains of two Ibero fortified mountain top towns, a winery, and a guided tour of medieval Xativa and its castle.


There are four different walks through a variety of local countryside including one in the vineyard area of Fontanares terminating in a visit and tasting at a small family run winery. The different routes pass through small canyons and hills/low mountains covered in a variety of flora (pine, olive and carob trees) as well through open plains. All ideal countryside for a variety of birds especially birds of prey (e.g. Peregrine Falcons, Booted, Short toed and Golden Eagles and Bonelli's Eagles with luck) and all in the spectacular backdrop of Spanish Mediterranean mountain countryside. Whilst the walks are a little more challenging than the walks on our other tours they are still relatively straightforward. They are between 2 to 5 hours long and although technically not demanding we recommend that you are a regular walker and that you have a good basic fitness (be used to walking 3 to 5 hours in one go(including rest and photo stops etc). The paths can be a little rough under foot so we recommend walking boots. As well as boots we recommend you bring daysack and appropriate clothing for the time of year.


3 lunches ,1 picnic lunch and 3 evening meals in an interesting variety of restaurants/bars in order to try local dishes. Also includes 1 Picnic lunch. You will be free to explore the town of Xativa, its bars and restaurants and try out the local cuisine (you could try tapas or try one of the many paellas on offer) at your own pace for one lunchtime and two evening meals.

Tour Itinerary and Price

A Five Night Holiday

Day 1:
You will be picked up from collection point in Valencia. We will then proceed to an area of outstanding natural beauty where we will enjoy a walk which encompasses a visit to the remains of a 2600 year old Iberian fortified hilltop town. After the walk we will have a late lunch at a local restaurant after which we will proceed to your hotel where later we will have an informal tasting of local products and wine for dinner.

Day 2:
We will visit the winegrowing area of Fontanares and take a walk through scenic vineyards ending up at a small winery to visit its installations and taste its wines. This we will follow up with a chance to taste local cuisine at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will visit Les Alcusses, one of the best remains of an Ibero fortified hilltop village. In the evening we will dine at the Hotel.

Day 3:
We will make a guided tour of the historic home town of the Borgias, Xativa and its medieval quarter, narrows streets and 16th century Seo (minster or basilica) After lunch you will have the opportunity to explore Xativa at your leisure. For dinner you will be free to do your own thing.

Day 4:
We will do a long walk in the mountains with the chance of seeing local plant and wildlife. For lunch we will try another typical dish with local wine before returning to Xativa, visiting a ruined Templar castle or( another monument depending on the time available) en route.
For dinner you will be free to do your own thing.

Day 5:
This morning we will do a walk with great views out and around the countryside near Xativa returning to the town for a typical lunch. We will be free to do our own thing (explore the town or just chill out) in the afternoon. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening at a local restaurant

Day 6:
Mini bus pick up from your hotel at 9.00.
You will be dropped off at the drop off point in Valencia capital.

Price per person (based on double occupancy):
1180 Euros or
990 Pounds Sterling or
1595 Dollars US

Available dates:

  • 25th to 30th April 2015
  • 3rd to 8th May 2015
  • 27th Sept to 2nd Oct 2015
  • For dates further ahead in 2015 please email us addres at top of page

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