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7 ways to discover the Mediterranean

7 ways to discover the Mediterranean

1. The Castles Route

The Province of Alicante has always had a lot to defend and now it’s got a lot to visit. Castles, watchtowers, bastions, batteries, defence towers and lookout points, forts and bunkers, walled palaces and even Xàbia’s church, designed to repel non-believers. A constellation of 230 constructions dot and explain this territory with its rich terrain and history impregnated with peoples, cultures, and borders.

Below, we have selected 100 examples of these pieces of architecture to summarise 1,500 years of epic, daily battles, legendary treaties, and fear of being invaded. Each one of them represents

Being based on heritage, history, and culture, the Castle Route through the Province of Alicante becomes a non-stop session full of experiences for the traveller. Every fortress is an open door to delve deeper into surprising natural spaces, enjoy centuries-old gastronomy, and participate in all types of complementary activities from hiking to shopping – passing over a sports and nautical experience trail.

2. Through charming towns route

Discovering every corner of the interior of Alicante is to stroll through its interior towns, and to stay and enjoy the gastronomy of its hotels, rural lodgings and restaurants with distinctive and quality recognition.

2. Through charming towns route
The Towns:
  • Guadalest
  • Haunted Canyon
  • Canelobre caves
  • Banyeres de Mariola
  • Natural Park of the lagoons of Torrevieja and The Mata
  • Fuentes de Algar
  • National Park of Las Salinas de Santa Pola

3. The Alicante Wine Route

The Wine Route of Alicante wants to be an alternative and distinctive wine tourism proposal in the province. The aim of the Wine Route is to promote domestic tourism and the set of monuments and tourist resources that store these municipalities also have a typical cuisine offered own dishes and local products. Wine is a major hallmark and an economic element of singular importance, differentiating from other communities in our culture and in our provincial tradition.

Algueña, Monóvar, Novelda, Petrer, Pinoso, Salinas, Villena and Elche ) south and Alta and Baja Marina ( Alcalalí, Benigembla, Benissa, Castell de Castells, Llíber, Murla, Parcent, Senija, and Xaló Teulada . and Alfas del Pi ) north, two distinct but united by the same symbol, the vine. In each of the municipalities you will enjoy its people, monuments, customs, crafts and food products of great prestige.

4. Gastronomic Route

The gastronomy of Alicante follows the trend of the Valencian Community. Rice, fish and vegetables are some of its protagonists, although we can not fail to try some of their most genuine dishes.
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5. Trekkings Routes

The province of Alicante is one of the most mountainous in Spain, the European cradle of trekking, with peaks over 1,500 meters, a short distance from the sea. In addition, it presents an orography that gives spectacular trails, greenways and ravines, with a fertile soil that regenerates in the rainy season. You can enjoy walking through the Guadalest Valley and its mountains: Sierra de Aitana, Sierra de Serella and Sierra de Xortà. Do not miss the Serpis River Green Route either. This river is the only permanent water course in the border regions between Valencia and Alicante and the largest in Alicante. Thanks to its microclimate and orography, it is an excellent refuge for flora and fauna.

6. Bird-watching Route

The Valencia Region offers a wide variety of bird species throughout the year as well as different habitats where they can be observed: wetlands, rocky outcrops, lakes, rivers, cliffs, steppes, etc. There is a network of protected natural areas, with specific infrastructure for the proper and comfortable observation.
2. Through charming towns route

You can visit the following Natural Parks:

  • Marjal de Pego-Oliva
  • Montgó
  • Sierra de Mariola
  • Carrascal de la Font Roja
  • Penyal d´Ifach
  • El Fondo
  • Las Salinas de Santa Pola
  • Laguna de la Mata-Torrevieja

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