When & Where to Walk

Mont Monduver
Mont Monduver

The Colegiata (Cathedral)
The Colegiata (Cathedral)

Gandia Paseo
Gandia Paseo

The Borgia Palace, Gandia
The Borgia Palace, Gandia

Chapel of the Bogias
Chapel of the Bogias

Relax on Gandia Beach
Relax on Gandia Beach

Walking in the area is almost year round. Spring is especially beautiful with carpets of wild flowers in abundance and there is an aroma of orange, almond and cherry blossom. In Autumn the countryside hangs out its stunning earthy hues in reds, browns and gold. The months of July & August are hot so we recommend you start early and aim to finish your walk at midday.

We can offer short and easy walks for the rambler, moderate or quite demanding hikes for the more experienced mountain walkers. Walks can be from 2.5 hrs to 6 hrs but you can walk at your own pace and enjoy the beautiful surroundings: the timings on each walk are approximate. Some of the walks are around the interesting medieval towns and cities nearby and just outside Palma you will be able to pick up one of the most popular walking routes to Mont Monduver.  

In the summer, take a short stroll to the Rio Bernisa on the outskirts of Palma (fat carp live in the river and further towards the weir are huge toads and frogs) and back through the orange groves - passing the bench where the older men from the town in their cool esperdrills pass the time of day with their chatter. 

On longer walks you can take a picnic with you and sit in the shade of an olive or orange tree and savour the sounds of the countryside or perhaps explore some of the interesting inland pueblos. We have created a travel book of interesting places to visit so that you don't miss some of the more fascinating towns and villages.  If you enjoy exploring castles, there are 28 ruined Arab castles alone in the county of La Safor.  There are also caves nearby where neolithic man have left their paintings.

With plenty of illustrated trails and tourist board recommended walks to choose from, there is a walk that will please most guests. With more tourists wanting to walk in the area, the Valencian Government is now recognising the need for good footpaths and waymarkers and where these has been previously neglected, the Valencian Government  is now repairing both footpaths and waymarkers

The area has seen an upsurge in walkers over the past 10 years with walking clubs emerging within the retirement community and they have been instrumental in waymarking some of the footpaths. However, the area is as yet still unspoilt 

Both Spanish and Valenciano is spoken in this area and place names are sometimes marked in the latter. Athough some would say Valenciano is a Catalan dialect the Valencians themselves are in the process through the Madrid Courts of getting Valenciano recognised as a language.

Details of what to bring with you will be sent with your reservation confirmation.

Webcams of the Valencian Province

To see whose sitting on Gandia beach - is it busy? Have a look at Piles beach - its often a lot quieter. There are webcams in the inland areas of the Province, Bocairent, Alcoy, Xativa ...... Click here for a selection of webcams