Tourist Information Guide

Valencia Excursions: Day Trip and Excursion Options from Valencia City, Spain

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During your holiday to Valencia, you might decide that you would like to head out on an excursion from the city centre. Valencia is the name of the city, but it is also the name of the province in which it is located. Throughout the province, there are places of great natural beauty, historical importance and touristic interest to explore.

This page will provide you with details on some of the most interesting places to head to in the province of Valencia - places to travel to on a day trip from Valencia city. For each area, there is a description of the major points of interest. There is also details of the tourist information offices in that region - allowing you to contact them directly for further information.

Tip Whilst in Valencia city, if you would like further advice on places to go in the region of Valencia, you should look out for the tourist information offices called 'Valencia Terra i Mar' (for addresses for these offices, head to our Tourist Information in Valencia page). Here they can tell you how to get to your chosen destination, help you book accommodation for when you arrive and let you know about any special events that might be taking place whilst you are there.

El Rincon de Ademuz in the region of Valencia

El Rincon de Ademuz is a historical area in the province of Valencia. It sits between the towns of Cuenca and Teruel and contains valleys and rivers (Turia, Ebron and Boilgues). This is also where you will find the foot hills of the Javalambre mountain. It is a place to head if you would like to do walking and experience nature. It is also of interest to you if you are interested in history and architecture - you will find the 'Virgen de la Huerta' Chapel, Muslim Castle Ruins, Casa Bajas old water mill and Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles amongst others.

Rincon de Ademuz Tourist Information details:

Tel: +34 97 878 3100

E-mail: [email protected]

La Serrania in the region of Valencia

La Serrania is an area in the province of Valencia that is a place of natural beauty. It contains gullies, rivers and ravines. It is also an area where there are a quite a number vineyards (for information on doing wine tasting at some of these, contact the tourist information offices on the numbers below). This area is said to be ideal for hikers.

La Serrania Tourist Information details:

Chulilla Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 165 7979
E-mail: [email protected]

Alto Turia Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 163 5084
E-mail: [email protected]

El Camp de Turia in the region of Valencia

El Camp de Turia covers a large plain and is bordered by the Sierra Calderota in the North and the River Turia in the South. The region is important historically as it is the land of the ancient Iberian and Roman Edetania. Buildings in the region span the centuries, including the Muslim Tower of Bofilla, the Monasterio de Sant Miquel and the Ermita de Sant Francesc.

El Camp de Turia Information details:

Lliria Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 279 1522
E-mail: [email protected]

Camp de Turia Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 279 3619
E-mail: [email protected]

El Camp de Morvedre in the region of Valencia

This area is in the most northern part of the province. The Palancia River cuts through the area and it is bordered by the Sierra Calderona. The mountains of the Garbi and Picayo are situated in the area and at the foot of the mountains orange groves extend as far as the coast.

In this area you will find the small town of Alfara de Algimia, which is the home to an old town hall building and the Iglesia Parroquial de San Pedro.

In the area you will also find Garbi Peak - a vantage for the whole area and the l'Horta de Valencia coastline.

El Camp de Morvedre Tourist Information details:

Sagunt Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 265 5859
E-mail: [email protected]

Canet d'en Berenguer Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 260 7806
E-mail: [email protected]

L'Horta in the region of Valencia

L'Horta is one of the most popular and famous areas of the region. It is the area that sits around the capital of Valencia, making it one of the most convenient to head to for a day trip from Valencia city.

Alboraya is a picturesque fishing village in this area. It is home of the famous horchata (a drink made from tiger nuts) and contains lots of old Valencian farmhouses. It is also where you will find Port Saplaya - a marina backed by multi-coloured old buildings.

Other small towns in the area that are of interest include Alaquas (home of the fifteenth century Castle-Palace), Albalat dels Sorells (where you will find the Gothic Palace), El Puig (home to a renowned printing museum) and Manises (where there is a ceramic centre).

L'Horta Tourist Information details:

Port Saplaya Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 372 6673
E-mail: [email protected]

Almassera Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 185 3750
E-mail: [email protected]

Manises Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 152 5609
E-mail: [email protected]

Valencia Airport Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 153 0229
E-mail: [email protected]

La Pobla de Farnals Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 146 0928
E-mail: [email protected]

Requena-Utiel in the region of Valencia

Requena-Utiel is an area that is best known for its wine production. In the town of Requena there are underground caves that you can visit where wine is stored. All around this area there are vineyards and cava houses that you can head to for tastings and tours.

In the area, you will also find the town of Utiel. This town is home to the picturesque Santuario de la Virgen del Remedio - a sanctuary. It is also the site of an important gastronomic fair in October and the home of a bull ring.

Requena-Utiel Tourist Information details:

Requena Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 230 3851
E-mail: [email protected]

Utiel Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 217 0222
E-mail: [email protected]

La Hoya de Buñol-Chiva in the region of Valencia

La Hoya de Buñol-Chiva is an area situated at the foothills of the Chiva, Las Cabrillas and Ave mountains. This means that the area has a characteristically rugged terrain - there are rivers and wooded areas that make it a beautiful place to go hiking in.

The area also includes towns such as Buñol - home to the Buñol Castle. In the town of Dos Aguas you will find caves containing ancient paintings and a Muslim Tower. In Siete Aguas there are bridges, churches and a fountain that is of interest.

La Costera in the region of Valencia

The area of La Costera contains the town of Xativa. Xativa is home to an Ibero-Roman Castle. It is also home to important hermitages, Churches and a complete historic centre.
The area of Vallada is also a place to head to as an area that is renowned for its natural beauty. In this area you will find a salt water spring called Fuente de la Saraella, caves, walking routes and campsites.

Other towns in the area include Canals, La Font de Figuera, Moixent and Montesa.

La Costera Tourist Information details:

Xativa Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 227 3346
E-mail: [email protected]

La Vall d'Albaida in the region of Valencia

La Vall d'Albaida is an area that is known by locals as the 'white valley' - this is what the area was called in its Arabic name. The name comes from the open terrain of the region and the white towns that sits amongst it.

One of the most picturesque place to head to in the area is Bocairent. This Medieval town can be seen sitting at the top of a hill from miles around. It contains an eighteenth century bull ring, old caves, hermitages and museums.

Another important town in the area is Ontinyent - it is the regional capital and has an important textile industry. Albaida is also popular for its caves, puppet museum and candle production.

La Vall d'Albaida Tourist Information details:

Albaida Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 239 0186
E-mail: [email protected]

Agullent Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 290 7080
E-mail: [email protected]

Bocairent Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 290 5062
E-mail: [email protected]

Ontinyent Tourist Information:
Tel: +34 96 291 6090
E-mail: [email protected]

Tip Many areas in the region of Valencia are not easily reached using public transport (for advice on how to get to your chosen destination it is best to contact the relevant tourist information - see details above). It may be worth considering hiring a car - this will allow you to get to the harder to reach places and will also allow you to do all of this at your own pace. For details of where to hire cars in Valencia, see our Guide to Valencia Car Hire.

Whilst you are in the city of Valencia, with so much going on, it is easy to forget that there is a whole region to explore. During your trip, it is worth finding the time to take a day or two to explore that history and nature that is to be found all over the region. Whether you fancy a fun day trying some local wines, a drive through the countryside, a long hike or a day discovering old churches and ancient ruins, the region of Valencia will have what you are looking for.

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