La Vall de Gallinera

 

Description

A breathtaking virtually unknown mountainous valley between Valencia and Alicante (South East Spain). Only 30 km away from the Mediterranean Sea, hides the valley of la Gallinera, a place surrounded by craggy limestone mountains, oozing authenticity, history, traditions and peaceful hideaways. From the cave paintings until the Arabs, including the Spanish takeover of the territory by King Jaume I, this valley has been shaped by different cultures and traditions, many of them still alive nowadays.

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Craggy mountainsA VALLEY SURROUNDED BY CRAGGY LIMESTONE MOUNTAINS

La Vall de Gallinera is rich in landscapes, trekking routes (the most beautiful ones included in the self guided materials) and amazing views. From the top end of the valley you can see the mountains and the sea; there are hundreds of caves to explore; a flower sanctuary where we can smell the rich flora of the place; bird watching; ponds to swim; etc.

PricesA PLACE FULL OF HISTORY

Cave paintings; Iberian villages; Arab villages. La Vall de Gallinera is a region where there is a lot of history of its former prehistoric, Iberian, Arab and Mallorquin population. There are a lot of places to visit that help visitors and locals to get a grasp of its origins.

HolidaysTHE EIGHT SMALL VILLAGES AND HAMLETS

This valley is comprised of eight small villages totalling around 609 people and is surrounded by the Sierra del Almirante and Sierra la Forada which provides the Valley with astonishing views of the mountains and the sea. 

Strolling through the small and narrow streets take us back centuries where life was simpler and it was always linked to nature.

Home 9CULTURE, TRADITION, LEGENDS

Vall de Gallinera rich landscapes, history and people have influenced the culture, traditions and legends of the region. 

These are a melting pot of all the different influences and include existing traditions as the solar fiesta held twice a year (by which the sun points out a former convent through a hole in the mountain); the exchange of goods in "el mercat de la terra" (a market for local goods); the cherry fiesta in June; local trades still existing; and many tales that are still part of the oral traditions of the valley. 

GastronomyCUISINE (GASTRONOMY)

Valencia, Alicante and Spain in general are well known by the fresh products of our land and the art of producing dishes that delight all senses. Traditional cuisine in La Vall de Gallinera includes many different ways of preparing rice, legumes, mushrooms, all kind of vegetables, meat, fruits, cold meat, etc., in dishes like “mintxos” (corn tortillas filled with vegetables of the mountains) or the well known “paella montañesa” (a typical paella with the flavours of the mountain).  

All these dishes used to be served with a wine of the region that enhanced the flavours of local products.

HOW TO GET THERE?

La Vall de Gallinera is a valley located 1 hour South of Valencia and north of Alicante (Spain) in the outskirts of the Bética Chain of mountains. See the map above.

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HolidaysTHE EIGHT SMALL VILLAGES AND HAMLETS

This valley is comprised of eight small villages totalling around 609 people and is surrounded by the Sierra del Almirante and Sierra la Forada which provides the Valley with astonishing views of the mountains and the sea. 

Strolling through the small and narrow streets take us back centuries where life was simpler and it was always linked to nature.

Home 9CULTURE, TRADITION, LEGENDS

Vall de Gallinera rich landscapes, history and people have influenced the culture, traditions and legends of the region. 

These are a melting pot of all the different influences and include existing traditions as the solar fiesta held twice a year (by which the sun points out a former convent through a hole in the mountain); the exchange of goods in "el mercat de la terra" (a market for local goods); the cherry fiesta in June; local trades still existing; and many tales that are still part of the oral traditions of the valley. 

GastronomyCUISINE (GASTRONOMY)

Valencia, Alicante and Spain in general are well known by the fresh products of our land and the art of producing dishes that delight all senses. Traditional cuisine in La Vall de Gallinera includes many different ways of preparing rice, legumes, mushrooms, all kind of vegetables, meat, fruits, cold meat, etc., in dishes like “mintxos” (corn tortillas filled with vegetables of the mountains) or the well known “paella montañesa” (a typical paella with the flavours of the mountain).  

All these dishes used to be served with a wine of the region that enhanced the flavours of local products.

HOW TO GET THERE?

La Vall de Gallinera is a valley located 1 hour South of Valencia and north of Alicante (Spain) in the outskirts of the Bética Chain of mountains. See the map above.

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