Field Trips for Valencia, Spain

You are encouraged to participate in the organized field trips, whcih are included in your program fees. These excursions generally take place on weekends. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.

La Albufera Natural Park and The Aquarium

The park is home to the largest lake in Spain and on eof the most important wetland areas in the Iberian Peninsula. It is a place of great ecological interest with rare species of wading birds and a rich variety of wildlife. you will also visit the largest aquarium in Europe.

Peñíscola

Walk along the historic streets of the fortified seaport of Peñíscola and visit culturally significant monuments while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea.

Dénia and Las Rotas

Modern day Denia is the heir of very diverse cultures—Iberian, Roman, Islamic, and Christian civilizations. All of which left their mark by means of monuments, museums, archaeological ruins, and neighborhoods. Les Rotes is a 4 km rock beach, virgin and wild, ending in what is for many the most beautiful enclave of the city.

Vall d'Uixó and St. Joseph Caves

La Vall d'Uixó is situated in the spurs of Sierra Espadán, in a valley devoted to citrus farming, and surrounded by coastal mountains. On the outskirts of the city centre we find the caves of San José, which can be visited either on foot or by taking a boat ride through its passages.

Sagunto/Sierra Calderona

Sagunto is located close to the Costa del Azahar on the Mediterranean and is known for its ancient Iberian and Roman ruins of Saguntum. The Sierra Calderona Mountains are home to caves, deep river gorges, and a natural park. They were once feared as the home of highwaymen and bandits, but today you're more likely to encounter hikers and rock climbers.

Xàtiva & Wine Cellar Tour

The ancient core of this special city was officially declared a Site of Historical and Artistic Interest in 1982. We will visit the streets of the old quarter, the famous castle, and admire its spectacular collection of monuments born of a turbulent past and present. Next, visit Celler del Roure, a family winery owned by Paul Calatayud, that is recovering a local vine variety that is almost extinct and making a great wine with it, Maduresa.

Vegetable Gardens of Valencia

Explore Valencia at the roots by bike. We'll cycle out to a typical Valencian place among orange trees and orchards. You'll make a traditional paella with orange wood and learn how to make horchata with fartons.