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Spanish Costas and Sierras

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Southern Valencia's coastline boasts miles of beautiful beaches, while the sierras serve as a dramatic backdrop to the Mediterranean Sea. Northern Valencia offers walkers spectacular trails in the hills and along the coast, Moorish history and wonderful cuisine.
  • Product Code 12470
  • Holiday Type Lifestyle, Culture & Natural History, Back To Back Holiday, Special Selection Hotels
  • Grade

    Grades 1, 2 & 3 - Leisurely grades

    Grades 4, 5 & 6 - Moderate grades

    Grades 7, 8 & 9 - Challenging grades

    Grade 4
  • Holiday Duration Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - Spanish Costas and Sierras

Travel to Spain’s Southern Valencia region with Ramblers Walking Holidays, offering a wealth of walking trails, history and natural beauty. It’s an area in which the Romans and Moors left their architectural mark. The coastline boasts miles of beautiful beaches, while the sierras serve as a dramatic backdrop to the Mediterranean Sea.

Coastal wetlands and marshes offer a richness of flora and fauna and are home to a variety of birdlife year round. Flamingos are often seen, as are grebes and water fowl. The sand dunes of Guardamar with their Aleppo pine trees, and the natural park of La Mata, comprising of pink tinged salt lagoons, offer a wonderful contrast of terrain for our walks.

The mountains and pastures of the Sierra de Escalona and the lunar landscape of the Sierra Aitana are home to a diverse habitat of Mediterranean pine forests and grasslands, endemic plant species, and bird life. The picturesque views enhance our walking trails. The salty desert of Albatera is dramatic with its limestone and sandstone cliffs, enhanced by salt deposits.

Guardamar del Segura, a relaxed coastal town at the mouth of the Ria Segura, has a lovely beach, long promenade and plenty of cafés and restaurants. Wednesday is market day, and transport operates frequently into Alicante and Elche, making exploring the old towns easy on a free day.

Christmas is a much quieter time to visit the area and is ideal for those who want to escape the hectic holiday. Our hotel offers a lovely Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals and our free day will be Christmas Day where we enjoy a morning walk through the town's parks and beach area towards the marina.

Spain’s Castellon region, in north Valencia, is relatively unknown outside of Spain. 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.

This region is known as the Pantry of Spain due to its abundance of vegetable produce and plentiful fruit trees, especially oranges, and in spring the hills and plains are bursting with cherry, almond and fruit blossoms and the air spectacularly fragrant. Autumn brings the fruits with an abundance of figs, almonds and avocados.

This holiday combines our one week Spanish Sierra to the Sea and Orange Blossom Coast

Holiday Highlights

  • Enjoy the contrast of walking terrains from the coastal wetlands and marshes to the lunar landscape of the Sierra Aitana.
  • Knowledgeable local guide for insight on the flora and fauna, and local history.
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch in a mountain village on one of our walks.
  • View the dramatic scenery of the Albatera salt desert.
  • Relax in a wonderful hotel in a lovely sea front location with swimming pool.
  • Admire the abundance of flora, fauna and birdlife.
  • Discover protected coves in the Serra d’Irta National Park.
  • Hear about Moorish history and culture of the region.
  • Desert de les Palmes, on the doorstep of Benicassim.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights from Gatwick to Alicante and returning Valencia (British Airways or Easyjet)
      Airport transfers
      En suite accommodation
      Breakfasts taken in the hotels
      Dinners taken in the hotel and local restaurants
      Knowledgeable local guides
      All local transport costs.
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Please see Holiday Information Sheet for this holidays individual departures itinerary (located under View Departures & Book tab)

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.

    Please see the Holiday Information sheet for this Holidays Itinerary as the content may vary depending on departure date.

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Alicante and returning Valencia (British Airways)
  • Arrival transfer by road c.45mins
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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Our Accommodation on this holiday

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday. If you are on a multi-centre holiday, these are highlights of the places where we stay. Please refer to your Holiday Information sheet (which can be found under View Departures & Book), for your departure date and for all your accommodation details.

Hotel Bonaire

The four-star Hotel Bonaire is located 100 yards from the Playa de Heliópolis beach and a 15 minute stroll into the centre of Benicassim, where you will find a good selection of cafes, restaurants and shops. The hotel offers a large outdoor swimming pool, located in its lush, well maintained gardens, an small indoor pool and a wellness centre. You will also find a bar and restaurant within the hotel. The hotel's decor is in a contemporary style, painted in relaxing colours and with plenty of areas to relax.

The hotel bedrooms are all ensuite and can offer 1 or 2 beds. You will find a TV in the room along with air conditioning/heating, an in-room safe, hairdryer, and minibar. There is free wi-fi in the hotel.


Hotel Meridional

The recently refurbished, four-star Hotel Meridional is situated on Guardamar del Segura’s sea front. The hotel boasts a locally renowned restaurant, El Jardin, spa, small outdoor swimming pool and roof top bar. The contemporary style rooms are all en suite and have TV, hairdryer, WiFi, air conditioning and a furnished balcony.