NORTH VALENCIA COAST
The north coast of Valencia, the shoreline which is closest to the capital, has become a large expanse of sand, where tall towers of apartments and service infrastuctures have been built, sharing the landscape with farmsteads and large market gardens (huertas).
FROM VALENCIA TO CULLERA
Situated to the south of the capital, separated from the waters of the Mediterranean by a chain of dunes and pine groves, the lake of La Albufera was formed in the distant past from the deposit od sediments from the Rivers Turia an Jucar, which hemmed in this small inland sea of fresh water.
THE BEACHES OF LA SAFOR
The visitor to the region of La Safor finds himself in an attractive area with a history of its own, nestling in a natural environment whose characteristics are twofold: the high mountains which form the ranges of Mustalla, Safor, Grossa anf Aguilles blend into a natural circle of pinnacles and woodland, while the plain is crossed by an accommodating coastal corridor of market gardens and beaches.
THE WINE ROUTE
On the way towards the Valley of Buñol from Valencia, along National Highway 3, the traveller in search of Valencia´s vineyards arrives at Cheste, a town of Arabian origin whose inhabitants earn their livelihood from winemaking and the exploitation of olive and cereal crops. Further on, in Chiva, the shire and the castle remains stand on a hilltop while the modern part of the town flourishes on the plain. The eighteenth century church houses frescoes of considerable interest.
THE MONUMENTAL ROUTE
This route begins in Xátiva, the capital of the region of La Costera. The town´s history commenced on the peak of Mount Vernissa. After the successful implantation of the Saetabis Augusta, the Visigoths created their bishopric whose see was located in the hermitage of Sant Feliu.
THE RIVER TURIA ROUTE
This route stretches over the regions of Camp de Turia and Los Serranos. It begins in Lliría, the main regional town. The Romans called it Lauro and thus the chronicler Pliny refers to the wines grown in Plá de l´Arc as lauronenses.