Active tourism is the best way to discover the hidden secret gems of nature in the region of valencia.
A cross between a montorbike and a roller skate, the segway can handle tracks and paths through the greenest countryside. Strenuous but safe, speleology is a blend of science and leisure that reveals the reality of the underground world. Paintball is a competitive team sport which ends in friendly warfare… All of these come under the banner of adventure tourism, combining nature and the latest technology to create the perfect excuse to discover the delights of the Alicante mountains, where a paradise of live, sensations and landscapes makes for an attractive and highly entertaining option all year round.
Discover the landscape
With activities that include hiking, canyoning, speleology and bike rides, active tourism is the best wayto discover the hidden secret gems of nature in the Region of Valencia. You’ll be safe in the expert hands of professionals from any one of the seven companies currently operating in the Alicante mountains, such as Turismo Rural Actiu (Tururac). You can have great fun participating in different sporting activities supervised by experts. With the help of knowledgeable guides, you can discover the landscape and flora and fauna along almost 700 kilometres of trails and even explore the history, culture, crafts and cuisine of the three districts that make up the province of Alicante: La Marina Alta, La Marina Baja and El Comtat.
Rock climbing, cycling, walking, trekking, canyoning, speleology… whether it be an extreme sport, good stroll or quiet nature watching, these are just some of the activities available in the area. The more daring can opt for rock climbing which can be practised all year round with an instructor and, of course specialist shoes, ropes and harnesses. For the more sedate, there are long walks and guided trails on segways, where you can discover the countryside and enjoy the ride. vertical adventure training amongst the pine trees at castellet de orba offers heady thills for the brave-hearted. But that’s not all! There are plenty more sport and activities that can you can take part in at any time of the year, such as indoor rock climbing, rope bridges, abseiling and archery. In short, there’s something for everyone.
Paintball and Adventure Parks
The adventure park at the foot of El Castellet de Orba isn‘t just a passing craze for kids and teens: its circuits and beautiful location and surroundings make this park an attractive option at any time of year. For those who love heights, there’s abseiling. The indoor rock face has a surface area of 35 metres and several routes with varying degrees of difficulty. There are rope bridges made of parallel logs, netting or logs in a line, all making up a vertical adventure among the pine trees that offers heady thrills for the brave-hearted.
There are even activities for the younger ones here, as they can try their hand at climbing with the assistance of a specialised children’s instructor. Paintball is currently all the rage: one battle field, two teams and only one winner. It‘s perfect for letting 0ff steam and is fun, enjoyable and easy. There are many different types of game and here it’s played by two teams with a minimum of three players, the maximum number is limited only by the size of the field, who must capture the flag.
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