Short break, the people of the valley
OPEN DAYS OF TRADITIONAL TRADES
STROLLS TO SYMBOLIC PLACES
AUTONOMY TO DISCOVER THE AREA AT YOUR OWN PACE
Experience the valley through its people. Discover the craggy limestone mountains with a shepherd, enjoy the blossoming of almond groves in winter, discover autumn in the leaves of cherry trees, and dance with the bees and the cherries during the springtime.
For those with the possibility of enjoying a short break in the valley we have organized a 2 days break to share with you some hints on the culture, the people and the hideaways of this almost unexplored place. Accommodated in a finely decorated rural house in one of the eight small villages and hamlets you will enjoy the experience of strolling with a local host, and in your language, to one of the two Arab castles of the valley and learning one of the traditional trades of the valley and the hideaways close to their working places. Furthermore, you will have self guided materials at your disposal to complete the short break at your own pace
Traditional trades open day
Together with your local host and local traders of the valley, in this open day you have the opportunity to enjoy and see the valley from a privileged perspective, going to one of the working places of the still existing traditional trades (shepherds, horse breeding, beekeepers, olive oil, cherries, etc.) for discovering the people doing it, the processes, their way of living and the surroundings of their working places (with some beautiful hideaways), and their products (in a product tasting at the end of the open day for all trades elaborating edible products).
The open day will last 6 hours each aprox, and will focus on one traditional trade (collection of the cherries during the springtime; shepherding of sheep and goats; feeding and combing 68 German and Irish horses; preparing some of the most delicious canned dishes of the region, etc.) that will be arranged for you depending on the season of the year and the availability of local traders. Read more on the traditional trades.
Self guided materials
To complete the experience we offer you self guided walking materials for all interests and walking levels for letting you discover and choose the tour that best fits your interests at your own pace. We have included self guided tours for discovering the natural surroundings (waterfalls, ridges, wetlands); self guided tours of the many prehistoric cave paintings of the region (some declared world human heritage); some coastline walks for discovering off the track little beaches of the region; and walks for discovering the other eight small hidden villages of the valley.
All houses selected for the holidays are self catering houses to let you enjoy them with the absolute freedom for doing what you want whenever you want it and with no neighbours. They are all finely decorated rural traditional houses located in one of the eight small villages or hamlets of the valley and are fully equipped for letting you enjoy the valley at your pace and with your timetables. Capacity ranges from 2 to 8 people though any of the houses can be arranged separately by rooms. Accommodation will be arranged for you depending on the houses availability and how many of you there are.
Included in the price of the experience, you will find a welcome pack with fresh local products in your rural house.
To discover more about the selected houses use the following link.
OFFER AVAILABLE TILL NOVEMBER 2015
- 1-2 people: from 237,5€ per person. Total pack 2 people: 475€ (VAT included)
- 3-4 people: from 158,75€ per person. Total pack 4 people: 635€ (VAT included)
- 5-6 people: from 142,83€ per person. Total pack 6 people: 857€ (VAT included)
- 7-8 people: from 132,25€ per person. Total pack 8 people: 1.058€ (VAT included)
For bookings on Christmas, Easter and Spain and Valencia bank holidays there is a supplement of 10€ per person.
Prices include 2 nights lodging in one of the fully equipped traditional rural houses, 1 stroll with your local host, 1 open day of traditional trades, self-guided materials and a welcome pack with basic local products (tea, milk, coffee, bread, infusion’ herbs, vegetables, etc.)