Valencia has incredible routes to go on a weekend trip, but if you´re on holiday, it can be any day. There are natural areas of huge attractiveness that you can see by hiring guides or venturing to experiment by carrying out special tourism activities.
Do you known what tigernuts are to horchata, that typical Valencian milk-like drink? It´s a natural, healthy and nutritious drink that´s made with a vegetable that´s typical from the north of the city of Valencia. The funny thing is that the tigernut (chufa in Spanish) isn´t produced anywhere else in Europe, and the way in which it´s dried is unique. Hence the development of the Route of the Chufa, so that visitors can get to know the whole process that revolves around the making of this refreshing drink. Tour prices cost 14€ for adults and 6€ for children, and with this ticket you can go on a workshop to learn how to make the drink.
If you like wine and you´d like to enjoy a nice Valencian wine tasting in the afternoon, we recommend that you go on the Ruta por la Huerta. The route is carried out in the afternoon and you walk around scented vegetable gardens while the sun hides behind the horizon and the stars begin to shine. All of this with a glass of wine in your hand. The tour takes three hours and costs just 22€, including a picnic meal and the wine tasting.
For those who like the contemplative life and pure nature, bird watching from La Marjal del Moro is a good idea. La Marjal del Moro is a wetland that belongs to a protected area located between Puçol and Sagunt. THis place has a variety of birds that can be observed in their natural environment from facilities created in order not to affect the wildlife. The route is beautiful because it goes through self-guided wooden paths that take you from the beach right into the wetlands. The tour costs 10€ per person and it ensures an incredible adventure.
Getting to know the historical places and the culture of the region is a good plan for this summer, so the tour Historical Cities of the Region of Valencia is the right one to do so. There are guided visits with specialists around Valencia, Gandía, Vilafamés, Sant Mateu, Elche and Tabarca among other places. There are visits to museums, monasteries and a route of the local trades. These tours cost 7€ per person.
A beautiful walk can be enjoyed in the Natural Park of Albufera, which Arabic poetry called ´Mirror of the Sun´, and which is located in a coastal lagoon that has many birds, which meant it was declared a Special Area for Bird Protection (ZEPA). This is one of the biggest sources of pride of the people of Valencia and it´s considered a natural treasure. It´s 6 miles south of Valencia and you can go on a guided tour to get to know all the beauty of this park.
If you´ve already decided to rent apartments in Valencia remember that in the surrounding area of the city there´s plenty of natural and cultural richness that you can get to know.