South Coast Walks & Historical Sites
Bring intriguing coastal trails and history alive in South Hampshire
Spain's Valencia region, is relatively unknown outside of Spain. This area offers walkers spectacular trails in the hills and along the coast, combined with superb flora & fauna, Moorish history and wonderful cuisine.
This holidays combines our new Alicante Hills & Mountains holiday and our Orange Blossom Coast holiday, both at grade 4 level.
Behind Spain's Alicante coastline, you’ll discover the incredibly rich and diverse hidden mountains and valleys of the Costa Blanca. Paths and trails take us into the protected Natura 2000 network where we find spectacular wildlife and flora. Led by experienced local guides, we ascend the slopes of Bernia, the watchtower for pirates in years gone by, with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean; explore the spectacular Serra de Aitana, the highest mountain on the Costa Blanca at 1,558m and discover the fertile Pop Valley, seeing fields of almond and carob trees. The inland region of the Costa Blanca is home to an array of wildlife including Barbary goats, Peregrine Hawks, Hoopoe and Bee Eaters. Combine this with endemic rock plants, orchids, fruit orchards and vineyards our walks offer great variety and are always accompanied by great scenery either of the coast or the Alicante mountain ranges.
In north Valencia, in Castellon, the miles upon miles of soft sandy beaches, traditional villages, numerous natural parks and protected areas are a well kept secret. This area offers walkers spectacular trails in the hills and along the coast, Moorish history and wonderful cuisine. From Benicassim, a coastal town with a delightful beach front and impressive Belle Époque architecture, walks with our local guides take us into the hills of the Serra d’Espada and Serra d’Irta as well as into the Desert of Palms.
Everyone of our clients on this holiday, through the cooperation of our local agent Oxytours Costa Blanca and the Serra Gelada Nature Reserve in El Albir, will contribute towards their carbon footprint emitted during the walks transfers each day. Oxytours Costa Blanca will arrange the donation of trees, shrubs and the tools needed in order to plant and maintain the trees during their first two years.
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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen
Itinerary & Travel
Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.
Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.