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Valencia Scenic Drive: Alcoy to Altea

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We have been living now in Valencia for over a year and a half, and are ashamed to admit that we know very little of its surroundings. Turns out that Valencia has breathtaking landscapes to offer, and we finally got to see a tiny glimpse of them while taking a scenic drive from Alcoy (home of the Moors & Christian festival) to Altea.

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The highlight of this short drive was passing by the Castillo Guadalest:

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We were short on time to return the rental car so we didn’t stop much. But this has given us the appetite for more.

Anyone have recommendations for more scenic drives around Valencia?

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July 12, 2009 at 10:36 am
6 comments »
  • July 12, 2009 at 1:06 pmGraham

    Try the drive up the A3 to the turn off for Villar Del Arzobispo which takes you on a very winding road past a couple of dams and things through Chera and Chulilla. Stop off in Chulilla for the spa and Blue Lagoon. Fantastic drive but don’t go after a heavy night as it is very winding.

  • July 12, 2009 at 8:28 pmwaveparticlepixel

    Both Peñiscola as well as Albarracin were nice towns for me, though we mainly used the highway to get there, so our drive was less scenic. But I guess you can find nicer roads to get there!

  • July 14, 2009 at 8:17 amFernando

    Alcoi to Pego (via Vall de Gallinera) or Xàtiva to Pego (via Montaverner and Beniarrés) or Xàbia and Benitatxell surroundings…
    By the way, I’d reccomend you guiarepsol or viamichelin for you trips.

  • July 14, 2009 at 4:45 pmanna

    To get the real atmosphere of any of these scenic mountains/valleys can I suggest you dump the car somewhere and walk! Great scenery and fresh air not to mention the sounds and smells of these valleys and then finish the day off at some nice restaurant somewhere.
    Please remember though to post your recommendations on the gorgeous food/wine that you will discover.
    The history of the Vall de Guadalest and the surrounding mountain ranges is worth reading up on too.
    Happy travelling,
    Anna

  • August 31, 2009 at 9:49 pmCarlos

    nice trip


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