Guide to the Valencia Region of Spain
brief guide is centred on the small and typically Spanish
town of Alberic, which provides easy access to the many
places of interest in the Valencia Region.
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small and typically Spanish town of Alberic is ideally placed
for easy access to the City of Valencia, and also the beautiful
sandy blue flag beaches of the Costa del Azahar and numerous
places of interest. The Valencia Region is also a paradise
for outdoor sports enthusiasts. With many golf courses nearby,
beautiful countryside for walking in, over 20 natural parks,
quiet roads for cyclists, lovely areas for mountain biking
and horse riding, and within easy reach of the sea for lovers
of sailing and water sports, the advantages of this area are
km from Alberic is Valencia, which offers an unparalleled wealth
of interests with its outstanding City of Arts and Sciences,
its America's Cup marinas, a brand new Monaco-style grand prix
racing circuit, restaurants, nightlife and a myriad of historic,
cultural and shopping centres.
at hand is Xativa, a town steeped in history, with its magnificent
castle perched high on the hill and surrounded by herb gardens
that perfume the air. Fountains, shaded avenues and fascinating
shops make this town a wonderful place to visit.
itself has a large sports hall, a cinema and a multitude of
bars and restaurants, plus a new indoor swimming pool. The town
is near the motorway, giving easy access to Valencia and other
parts of Spain. There is a frequent train service to Valencia
from Alberic, and the nearby town of Alzira offers an even faster
service to Valencia, Xativa, and other places of interest. .
to stay in the Alberic area include the community of San Cristobal
with its picturesque orange-grove setting and its proximity
to the beautiful lake formed by the dam on the Riu Xuquer with
its backdrop of mountains. The nearby village of Antella is
popular with locals for river swimming and fishing.
and the Albufera Nature Reserve
is the nearest beach and has a wonderful water park with attractions
to suit all the family, as well as sandy beaches and restaurants.
From Cullera toward Valencia is a large fresh water lagoon,
the 'Albufera Nature Reserve', where over 250 species
of birds have been recorded. As well as being the second largest
nature reserve in Spain, l'Albufera is renowned for its
local restaurants, each trying to outdo each other with the
magnificence of its Paella Valenciana.
area has its own gastronomic speciality such as nougat (turrón)
from Xixona, paella from Valencia, and a sweet spongy bread
called Panquemados Monas from Alberic. There are a multitude
weekly markets and fiestas throughout the year.