The Region of Valencia has lots of scenic variety across its 23,255-km2 area. Just a few kilometres from the Mediterranean coast are the districts of the interior – little – known areas for many that offer an extensive cultural lineup and attractive landscape. Can be divided into two parts: inland and coast. Mountains and rock formations integrated into the Iberian mountain range and the Subbetica range dominate the landscape inland.
In the hinterland we can find impressive mountains, sometimes snow – capped during the winter months, forests of Mediterranean pines, oaks and cork oaks, shrubland carpeted with a variety of aromatic plants such as rosemary, sage, thyme and juniper… Higher up on the meseta, stretches of land are dedicated to growing olives, grapes and carobs…
Rivers capriciously cross the land to the sea, at times running shallow across the plains, or deep through narrow mountain gorges. Footpaths, fountains and wayside chapels are the perfect places to stop along the way during a country hike.
Time seems to run to a different rhythm in the lands of the interior, and streets and squares are usually quiet and peaceful. Rock shelter paintings, the remains of ancient civilisations, castles and palaces, churches, paintings and fine metalwork are a few examples of what visitors can find here. History and tradition can also be appreciated in local festivities, to which visitors are always made to feel welcome. Regional cooking is one of the major attractions as well. Try some of the local dishes made from products from the fields and mountains they’re sure to delight the palate.
Staying at rural houses and hostels in the Region of Valencia is one of the more attractive alternatives, enabling you to get better acquainted with these lands and the way of life of the local people. We hope the information provided in this blog will help you to choose the ideal site in which to stay for a few days and have a marvellous time.
The Valencia Region is located along the east coast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. The Region is home to more than 4.6 million inhabitants, about 11% of Spain’s population. The Region of Valencia is divided into 3 provinces: Valencia – Alicante – Castellón. The region of Valencia lies in the east of Spain. It borders Catalonia in the north, with Aragon and Castile-La Mancha in the west, with the region of Murcia in the south, and with the Mediterranean sea in the east.