The 15 best plans and activities to do in the Valencian Region

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Planning your next holiday and how would you like to spend it in the Valencian Region? In this post we tell you about the best plans and activities to do in the Valencian Region, one of the most popular destinations in the country for its extensive cultural offer, architectural wealth, good weather, delicious gastronomy and dream beaches. Whatever you are looking for, sun and beach holidays, hiking trails, water sports? Take note

What are the best plans and activities in Valencian Region?

Visit to the Chozas Carascal winery
Valencia Yacht Club
Boat trip to lAlbufera

1. Visit the Chozas Carrascal winery and eat at Bar Ramos

In the Valencia Region we find unique and singular wines that are the result of years of selecting the best vines perfectly adapted to the Mediterranean climate. One of the most famous wineries is Chozas Carrascal, located in Requena, where you can not only buy the best quality wine, but you will also have the opportunity to take a guided tour with wine tasting included.

To finish off the perfect plan, we recommend you to go to San Antonio after your visit to the wineries, which is only 8 minutes away by car. There you can eat like never before at Bar Ramos, a traditional restaurant specialising in grilled meat. The prices are moderate and the portions are plentiful, you’ll eat like kings for less than 30€. A good plan, isn’t it?

2. Sunset at Plan B restaurant in Valencia

In the heart of the Club Naútico de València you can eat in one of the restaurants with the best views in the Valencian Community. This is the Plan B restaurant, whose privileged location on the beachfront will make you have an exceptional time. On the menu you will find delicious rice dishes and other popular dishes such as sandwiches, tapas and salads. In addition, they also offer a very economical breakfast and snack plan at 3.5€ for the first and 6.5€ for the second.

However, the best thing is the atmosphere. The sea in the background, music playing, grass under our feet and a very pleasant atmosphere in general that invites you to sit and enjoy the views of the most spectacular sunset in the city.

3. Boat trip on l’Albufera de València and lunch at Nou Racó

The boat trip around l’Albufera de València is one of the best plans in the Valencian Community, a must. From €5 per person (€3 for children) you can ride in one of the wooden boats that go around the lake, while the guide tells you about the flora and fauna of the area. It’s a great activity to do with children, who are sure to enjoy watching the fish jump out of the water.

A few metres from the pier is the Nou Racó restaurant, one of the most famous in Valencia for the quality of its rice dishes and exceptional views of l’Albufera de València. It is the perfect place to end the morning after a walk surrounded by nature.

Paddle Surf on the Patacona beach
Sailing excursion along the coast of Valencia

4. Paddle Surf on Patacona beach

If you like water sports you can’t miss this plan that we propose. La Patacona beach, located in the municipality of Alboraya, is the ideal place to start paddle surfing as it has the ideal orientation and conditions, it is wide, quiet and comfortable. If you want to learn or simply rent paddle surfing equipment, we recommend you to go to the Mediterean Surf school, whose professionals will help you get equipped and teach you the best techniques for catching waves.

5. Sailing trip along the coast of Valencia

The Mediterranean coast of the Valencian Community is one of the most beautiful places on the peninsula where you can relax or go on excursions. However, the most original and fun way to enjoy nature and the sea is by sailing boat. From the port of Valencia, catamaran excursions are organised every day that will make you feel like the masters of the sea and have a good time with your family and friends.

The trip lasts 1 hour and you can choose between several companies with different schedules throughout the day. The price is 15€ for adults and 7€ for children.

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Lunch at Cala Clemence of Portichol
Trekking along the Cliffs Route in Benitatxell
Kayaking in the coves of Moraira

1. Walk and lunch at Portixol Cove

If you are looking for plans in Valencian Region take note because we have the perfect one for you. Cala Portixol, also known as Cala Barraca, is one of the most beautiful corners of the coast of Javea. This small beach is a bit hidden and although it can be reached by car, the last few metres will have to be done on foot.

After a dip in the sea we invite you to visit the restaurant Cala Clémence del Portixol, where in addition to enjoying a relaxed atmosphere by the sea, you can delight your palate with fresh fish and seafood dishes of the best quality and at a very good price.

2. Cliffs route in Benitachell and lunch with views

If you are a nature and hiking lover you can’t miss the Cliffs Route, a pleasant out-and-back walk along the rocky coastline of Benitachell. The route starts at the touristy Cala del Moraig  and ends at Cala Llebeig, whose access is more complicated and therefore usually less frequented than the previous one.

If you’re planning to visit Cala Moraig we recommend you keep in mind the Dreamsea Mediterranean Camp complex, which as well as offering accommodation in stunning luxury tents overlooking the beach, organises cycling, snorkelling, hiking and other activities such as yoga and table tennis.

3. Kayak excursion around the coves of Moraira

Of all the plans in the Valencia Region that we suggest, this is one of the most fun to do with family and friends. Between the coves of Moraira and Benitachell you can go on kayak excursions that run parallel to the rugged coastline where you will find caves and other rock formations full of life. The usual excursion lasts approximately four hours, during which you will visit various coves, beaches and caves. The price is approximately €50 per person and includes equipment and guide.

4. Route through the Relleu Reservoir

In the municipality of Relleu begins this incredible route with spectacular views that ends at the Relleu reservoir, a cultural heritage site of great importance to the region. To cross the area of the narrow gorge of L’Estret del Pantà you have to cross a hanging footbridge at a height of 60 metres, which costs 2.5€ to access. The 9km route (round trip) takes almost 3 hours and has hardly any gradient, which makes it perfect for children.

Route through the Relleu Reservoir
Visit the village of Bocairent

5. Visit the village of Bocairent

On your visit to the Region of Valencia you cannot miss Bocairent, a beautiful town carved into the rock of the mountains and with a varied cultural offer. We invite you to get lost in its old town and discover the most picturesque corners such as the bullring, Covetes dels Moros, the medieval ruins and the bridges, fountains and snowfields that are scattered throughout the town.

In Bocairent you can also visit up to 7 museums, among which we highlight the archaeology museum, the museum of trades and customs and the festive museum, where traditional costumes are exhibited and the origins of the famous celebration of Moors and Christians are told.

What are the best plans and activities to do in Castellón?

Route along the Los Estrechos de Montanejos Trail
Excursion to St Josephs Caves in the Vall dUixo
Water canyoning in Zucaina

1. Route along the Los Estrechos de Montanejos Trail

In the town of Montanejos, 2km from the Arenoso reservoir, is the area of Los Estrechos, a beautiful landscape where the Mijares river flows through a gorge about 25 metres wide. The vertical walls left by the riverbed after years of erosion are today an ideal place for climbing and other river sports such as canyoning.

It is also possible to walk along the river. There is a beautiful 7km circular route around the gorge through the mountain. The route is relatively easy and takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete. It’s a good plan for the whole family.

2. Excursion to St Joseph’s Caves in the Vall d’Uixó

The excursion to the St Joseph’s Caves is one of the main points of interest in Castellón. Most of the tour (800 metres) is done by boat, as the cave is flooded. In fact, it is the longest navigable underground river in Europe. Only 250 metres are accessible on foot. The cave is the largest in Castellón and the second largest in the Valencian Region.

The caves can be visited all year round and can be visited by boat for €15 or by kayak for €40. Whether you choose the first or the second option, we can assure you that it is one of the best plans in the Valencian Region.

3. Water canyoning in Zucaina

If you are adventurous and an action person you will love this plan. For 40€ you can go canyoning in the Centenario de Zucaina canyon in Castellón. The guide picks you up in Montanejos and takes you to Zucaina, 35 minutes by car. After being properly equipped and given some basic safety instructions, he will lead you through this magnificent canyon with unique and fun abseils.

The level of the activity is beginners, although it is recommended to be in good physical condition. The price per person is 40€ in groups of 4 or more people. The activity lasts a total of 5 hours, of which 3 hours are spent in the water, going down cliffs and jumping into pools.

4. Diving in the Columbretes Islands

The Columbretes Islands are located 30 miles from the port of Castellón, and are one of the most impressive places to dive in the Valencian Region due to the richness of their seabed and the transparency of their waters. In fact, the islands are protected as a marine reserve and natural park.

From Castellón you can book diving excursions for around 120€ which include two dives and all the equipment. Divers are recommended to have a minimum of experience as depths of up to 80 metres are possible.

Diving in the Columbretes Islands
Visit to the Carthusian monastery of Vall de Crist

5. Visit to the Carthusian monastery of Vall de Crist and lunch at Gastroadictos

The Carthusian monastery of Vall de Crist is one of the most interesting monasteries in the Valencian Community due to its high historical and patrimonial value, as its history dates back to 1385. We recommend you to book a guided tour so that you don’t miss any detail of this curious group of buildings.

A 10-minute drive away, in Segorbe, you can eat in one of the best restaurants in the province of Castellón, Gastroadictos. Hidden in an alley with white walls, this restaurant surprises us as soon as we cross its doors, leading us to a shady and very pleasant patio. Its signature dishes are impressive, not only for their quality and flavours, but also for their affordable prices. Gastroadictos is the kind of restaurant we’d go to just to eat.

How to organise your plans around the Valencian Region?

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  • Get inspiration from the other travellers’ experiences.
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  • Add the stops that interest you most, as well as the restaurants and bars where you want to eat. You can use the points of interest listed in this post as a reference.
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Frequently asked questions before travelling to the Valencian Region

When is the best time to make plans in the Valencian Region?

The months with the most pleasant temperatures are from April to September. However, during the summer months there are usually a lot of tourists on holiday. That’s why we recommend you to go during spring or early autumn, before the rains start.

What are the best beaches for paddle surfing in the Valencian Region?

The best beaches for paddle surfing and other water sports are Playa de la Patacona, Playa Norte and Playa Sur de Port Saplaya, Las Arenas, Playa del Júcar, El Chivas, Playa del Saler, Playa de Oliva.

What are the best areas for hiking in the Valencian Region?

It doesn’t matter which province you are staying in. There are incredible hiking routes all over the Region of Valencia, both on the coast and inland. These are our favourites apart from those already mentioned in the post:
Ruta de los Puentes Colgantes de Chulilla, Ruta de las Tres Cascadas de Anna, Ruta del Agua de Chelva, El Benicadell from Beniatjar, La Canal del Garbí (Serra Calderona), Subida al Mondúver from Xeresa, La Vía Verde del Serpis.

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