Rural Valencia Guided Walking Holiday

Head off the beaten track and experience unspoilt Spain

Code: BMLCL

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Activity types:

  • Hills & moorland
  • Rural peace

Level

  • 2
  • 4
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Choosing the level of your walks

Our easy grading system shows whether a region offer gentle strolls or more challenging routes to help you choose the right holiday for you. Difficulty is measured on many factors such as distance, ascent/descent, terrain, weather and more. There's no magic formula, but from our experience we grade our walks 1 to 5 (where 1 is easy and 5 hard). Our challenger holidays require a high level of fitness and stamina.

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From £799.00 - 7 nights

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Holiday overview

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2019 Rural Valencia Guest Booklet

The beautiful limestone landscapes of the Marina Alta provide lots of great walks with views over the glistening Mediterranean. Walk through villages lined with citrus and almond groves, explore spectacular ridges including the historic Caballo Verde and visit nearby dramatic gorge, the Barranco del Infierno. 

This tucked away yet easily accessed location is a gem in itself, offering a relaxing break from busy life, but it also connects you with wonderful Spanish culture including rich local cuisine. 

Holiday highlights

  • Walk off the beaten track in this beautiful unspoilt province of Spain
  • Enjoy our excellent 4-star hotel serving delicious regional food

Price includes

  • A full programme of guided walks with 2 options every walking day
  • All transport to and from the walks
  • The services of experienced HF Holidays' leaders
  • "With flight" holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • 7 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms
  • Half board - continental breakfast and evening meal

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Accommodation

Hotel Alahuar

This 4-star hotel is very close to the charming village of Benimaurell in the rural part of the Valencia region.  The hotel has recently undergone a refurbishment and offers lovely panorama views towards the coast.  

Your Room

Stay in the Hotel Alahuar during our Valencia holidayThis small hotel has 20 ensuite bedrooms, all different, with telephone, TV, hairdryer, room safe, mini-bar, complimentary toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities. 

 

 

Faciliites

Valencia FacilitiesAlthough a small hotel, there are many public areas, including a bar, lounge and terrace seating area.  There is a swimming pool set in a small garden area with sun loungers. 

Dining

Valencia DiningOur holidays at Hotel Alahuar are on a Half Board basis and include breakfast and evening meal.  Breakfast is a comprehensive buffet and the evening meal is a served 3-course meal with choices.  This hotel caters for most dietary needs.

Your evenings

ValenciaThe friendly atmosphere of our Guided Walking holidays continues into the evening.  Your leaders will advise you of any local music or maybe a stroll into Benimaurell before bed.  Alternatively, you may just want to relax in the hotel over a drink and socialise with your fellow walkers.

Itinerary

Our experienced guides offer the choice of two different walks each day. Choose the option which best suits your interests and fitness.

We provide flexible holidays. Choose easier walking one day and harder the next or just explore independently or relax around the resort. Our guides are friendly and welcoming making your holiday fun and sociable.

HF Holidays walks grade 2 easy

4-7 miles (6½-11km) on a good but occasionally rough, stony paths. Up to 1,300 feet (390m) of ascent in a day. 

HF Holidays walks grade 4 hard

6-10 miles (9½-16km) on rough, stony paths. Up to 2,200 feet (660m) of ascent in a day. 

Day 1: Arrival Day

Depending on your arrival time you may have the opportunity to explore Benimaurell before your evening meal. On the first evening our leaders will explain more about our walks and there will be plenty of time to meet your fellow guests.


Day 2: In and around Benimaurell

Easier walk: From the hotel we walk downhill through the village before joining a quiet road leading us to the village of Fleix. Enjoying great views and the variety of vegetation and tranquillity of the valley we arrive at the largest of the 3 villages Campell. Here there may be the chance of refreshments before ascending to our final section traversing through almond and olive groves leading us back to Benimaurell and the hotel. 5 miles (8km) with 1,300 feet (390m) of ascent.

Harder walk: Passing on the outskirts of the village we follow a quiet road for a short distance. Leaving the road we descend steeply into our first Barranc of the week Del Tuerto. From the bottom of the narrow gorge we ascend to a ruin near Juvea de Dalt offering fantastic views of the surrounding tops. Leaving the steep paths in the Barranc we are now following a rough track leading us out to Coll de Garga. The quiet tarmac road back to Benimaurell may be a welcome sight after the rough underfoot conditions already experienced. 7½ miles (12km) with 1,700 feet (510m) of ascent.


Day 3: Views of Lliber

Easier walk: Today we will travel by coach to the village of Lliber. The walk starts from the attractive church in the centre of the village. Initially we contour round the hillside above the village before heading out into more remote countryside. A number of small barrancs/dry river beds are crossed as we follow the valley of the Xalo o Gorgos river. We then pass through cultivated farmland before ascending through a spectacular narrow valley to arrive at a surfaced road. leading us to Liiber for our coach back to Benimaurell. 7 miles (11km) with 800 feet (240m) of ascent.

Harder walk: Using the same coach outward to Lliber the objective today is the summit of Castell d Axia. Leaving the village we head for the hills and soon start our ascent on a well graded path. As the vegetation becomes more sparse the views of the mountains open up. Continuing fairly steeply the summit is soon in our sights. From the top there are superb panoramic views. Having taken in the views our descent begins with a long undulating traverse on the wide ridge of the Muntanya Gran. Our final objective of the day being the town of Pedreguer where we will meet our coach for the return to Benimaurell. 8½ miles (14km) with 1,600 feet (480m) of ascent.


Day 4: Cavall Verde Ridge

Easier walk: A circular walk using a mix of rough paths, tracks and quiet roads traversing the slopes of Penya Alt to Col de Garga and returning to Benimaurell. Our route takes us through the village heading towards the ridge of Cavall Verde. Our first objective is Cova Del Tambori, a cave perched high above the village. Retracing our steps for a short distance we join a mountain path taking us west towards Col De Garga. At col De Garga there may be the opportunity for refreshments before returning to Benimaurell and the hotel on a quiet country road. 5 miles (8km) with 1,300 feet (390m) of ascent.

Harder walk: The ridge is in constant view from the hotel and considered one of the highlights of the local mountain walks. From the village we initially follow a concrete track before joining a steep mountain path leading to the ridge proper. Now our route turns west as we experience a fantastic traverse with great views in all directions. Descending from the ridge we’ll call at Col DE Garga where there may be the chance of refreshments. From here we make our way to the traverse used earlier by the E party and wind our way back to the hotel. 6½ miles (10km) with 1,300 feet (390m) of ascent.


Day 5: Free day

Each week there is a free day when no guided walks are offered. Your free day is an ideal opportunity to explore the local area or relax around the hotel pool.


Day 6: The village of Parcent

Easier walk: Today we travel by coach to the village of Parcent. Our walk is a circular route through interesting and varied countryside. Mid way we will visit the old town of Murla with its ancient fortified church. We will have views of the surrounding mountains including Cavall Verde (seen from the hotel). An interesting and unusual sight is the wall of the old Leprosy hospital built to keep sufferers inside. Arriving back in Parcent there should be time for refreshments as we wait the arrival of the harder level group and our transport back to Benimaurell. 5 miles (8km) with 1,000 feet (300m) of ascent.

Harder walk: Our route heads out past the Barranca Cabres and on upwards to join the ridge. Traversing the rugged ridge we pass a number of tops before reaching the high point of the day. Continuing along the ridge to the restaurant at Coll de Rates where there may be the chance of welcome refreshments. Leaving the Coll we descend on a mix of paths and tracks to arrive in Parcent. With luck we will have time for refreshments before setting off back to Benimaurell. 7½ miles (12km) with 1,600 feet (480m) of ascent.


Day 7: Barranc d Inferno

Easier walk: On route we pass through a tunnel built to give access for the construction of the Presa de Isbert dam. The views coming out of the tunnel are great as we continue into the narrowest part of the gorge. The dam is jammed between the very narrow walls of the gorge and adds to the dramatic scenery. Leaving the dam we ascend out of the gorge taking a slightly different route to arrive in Campell where we can have refreshments whilst awaiting our coach back to the hotel. 4½ miles (7km) 1,200 feet (360m) of ascent.

Harder walk: The locals refer to Barranc d Inferno as their own Grand Canyon, perhaps not so grand but very impressive never the less. We walk from the hotel towards the nearby village of Fleix and just before the village we leave the quiet road starting our descent into the barranc. The steep zig zagging and stepped route is a fine example of the many Mozarabic trails in the area dating back centuries. Passing through a natural rock arch and finally arriving in the valley bottom we can admire the waves of stone formed by the river. We must now retrace our many steps back up to the road taking in different panoramas. Our route back to the hotel is via quiet roads and lanes. 7 miles (11km) with 1,400 feet (420m) of ascent.


Day 8: Departure day


Please note that the itinerary outlined is provisional and could be subject to change. A finalised itinerary will be available at the resort and every evening your leaders will talk to you about the next day’s walks.

 

Travel

We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.

 

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‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle-free option

Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Gatwick and Manchester flights to Alicante airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.

If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 1 hour 30 Minutes to the Hotel Alahuar.

 

 

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‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option

Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.

If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, below are some suggestions to help you reach your destination:

  • We can book you a seat on the HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Alicante airport. This is timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights* (provisional flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or you can call us on 020 8732 1220 for more information). Cost per single journey is £25.50
  • Why not let us book you a private taxi transfer - price on request.

Transfers must be pre-booked.  Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details

* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach

Dates & Prices

Date Description Nights Brochure price Buy today for Book
20 Apr 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valencia Guided Walking - Without Flights 7 £879.00 £879.00 Book Now
27 Apr 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 27 Apr 2019, 6:30 a.m.
  • Arrive: 27 Apr 2019, 10:05 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 4 May 2019, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 4 May 2019, 12:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,079.00 £1,079.00 Book Now
27 Apr 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valencia Guided Walking - Without Flights 7 £879.00 £879.00 Book Now
11 May 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valencia Guided Walking - Without Flights 7 £879.00 £879.00 Book Now
11 May 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 11 May 2019, 6:30 a.m.
  • Arrive: 11 May 2019, 10:05 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 18 May 2019, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 18 May 2019, 12:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,079.00 £1,079.00 Book Now
7 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: East Midlands Castle Donington)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 7 Sep 2019, 6:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 7 Sep 2019, 10:25 a.m.
  • Depart from: East Midlands Castle Donington
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 14 Sep 2019, 11:10 a.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Sep 2019, 1 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: East Midlands Castle Donington
7 £1,149.00 £1,149.00 Book Now
7 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 7 Sep 2019, 6:30 a.m.
  • Arrive: 7 Sep 2019, 10:05 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 14 Sep 2019, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Sep 2019, 12:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,079.00 £1,079.00 Book Now
7 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: Manchester International)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 7 Sep 2019, 6:25 a.m.
  • Arrive: 7 Sep 2019, 10:20 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 14 Sep 2019, 11:20 a.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Sep 2019, 1:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,149.00 £1,149.00 Book Now
7 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valencia Guided Walking - Without Flights 7 £879.00 £879.00 Book Now
14 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: East Midlands Castle Donington)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 14 Sep 2019, 6:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Sep 2019, 10:25 a.m.
  • Depart from: East Midlands Castle Donington
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 21 Sep 2019, 11:10 a.m.
  • Arrive: 21 Sep 2019, 1 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: East Midlands Castle Donington
7 £1,149.00 £1,149.00 Book Now
14 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 14 Sep 2019, 6:30 a.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Sep 2019, 10:05 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 21 Sep 2019, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 21 Sep 2019, 12:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,079.00 £1,079.00 Book Now
14 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: Manchester International)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 14 Sep 2019, 6:25 a.m.
  • Arrive: 14 Sep 2019, 10:20 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 21 Sep 2019, 11:20 a.m.
  • Arrive: 21 Sep 2019, 1:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,149.00 £1,149.00 Book Now
14 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valencia Guided Walking - Without Flights 7 £879.00 £879.00 Book Now
21 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 21 Sep 2019, 6:30 a.m.
  • Arrive: 21 Sep 2019, 10:05 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 28 Sep 2019, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 28 Sep 2019, 12:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,079.00 £1,079.00 Book Now
21 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valencia Guided Walking - Without Flights 7 £879.00 £879.00 Book Now
21 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: East Midlands Castle Donington)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 21 Sep 2019, 6:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 21 Sep 2019, 10:25 a.m.
  • Depart from: East Midlands Castle Donington
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 28 Sep 2019, 11:10 a.m.
  • Arrive: 28 Sep 2019, 1 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: East Midlands Castle Donington
7 £1,149.00 £1,149.00 Book Now
21 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: Manchester International)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 21 Sep 2019, 6:25 a.m.
  • Arrive: 21 Sep 2019, 10:20 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 28 Sep 2019, 11:20 a.m.
  • Arrive: 28 Sep 2019, 1:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,149.00 £1,149.00 Book Now
28 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valencia Guided Walking - Without Flights 7 £879.00 £799.00 Save £80 Per Person Book Now
28 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: East Midlands Castle Donington)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 28 Sep 2019, 6:40 a.m.
  • Arrive: 28 Sep 2019, 10:25 a.m.
  • Depart from: East Midlands Castle Donington
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 5 Oct 2019, 11:10 a.m.
  • Arrive: 5 Oct 2019, 1 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: East Midlands Castle Donington
7 £1,149.00 £1,069.00 Save £80 Per Person Book Now
28 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)

Flight - Outbound

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 28 Sep 2019, 6:30 a.m.
  • Arrive: 28 Sep 2019, 10:05 a.m.
  • Depart from: London Gatwick
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

BRITISH AIRWAYS

  • Depart: 5 Oct 2019, 10:55 a.m.
  • Arrive: 5 Oct 2019, 12:40 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: London Gatwick
7 £1,079.00 £999.00 Save £80 Per Person Book Now
28 Sep 2019 BMLCL - Rural Valenca Guided Walking
(Travel included - Departs from: Manchester International)

Flight - Outbound

Jet 2

  • Depart: 28 Sep 2019, 6:25 a.m.
  • Arrive: 28 Sep 2019, 10:20 a.m.
  • Depart from: Manchester International
  • Arrive at: Alicante

Flight - Return

Jet 2

  • Depart: 5 Oct 2019, 11:20 a.m.
  • Arrive: 5 Oct 2019, 1:15 p.m.
  • Depart from: Alicante
  • Arrive at: Manchester International
7 £1,149.00 £1,069.00 Save £80 Per Person Book Now

Prices are per person

Information

  • Double room for sole occupancy: £23 per night
  • All transport to walks is included in the price of the holiday

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