Field Trips for Valencia, Spain
You are encouraged to participate in the included program field trips; possible destinations are listed below. These excursions generally take place on weekends. Dates and destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.
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.
Celler del Roure is a family winery owned by Paul Calatayud, an agricultural engineer training and wine lover a man who is getting not only to recover a local variety almost extinct, had it, but making a great wine with it, Maduresa.
Celler del Roure has the three farms into which the property is located approximately 550 m. altitude, soils varied textures characterized by both sandy and clay French-limestone, which has opted for different varieties: sent (almost disappeared), Monastrell (native to the south of Valencia), syrah, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot.
Dénia & Las Rotas
Modern day Dénia is the heir of very diverse cultures. The Iberian, Roman, Islamic and Christian civilizations left their mark which we can discover by means of its monuments, museums, archaeological ruins and neighbourhoods.
We will stroll through the city centre, with its terraces, shops and buildings of historical interest, and climb the steps to the Castle and discover its towers, walls and of course, its Archaeological Museum.
In the exterior, Les Roques neighbourhood will astonish you with its narrow streets and its low level houses.
Les Rotes, 4 km rock beach, virgin and wild, ending in what is for many the most beautiful enclave of the city: the end of Las Rotas, crowned from the top of the tower Gerro and Cape San Antonio dividing Dénia Xàbia.
Playa de Las Rotas Marine Reserve is declared by the richness of its waters, especially highlighting the Cova Tallà at the end of the beach, formed by a natural part doorway.
This walk 4 kilometers is a meeting point for travelers, who choose to exercise or walk beside the sea.
Parque Natural de la Albufera
On your visit to one of Valencia's most cherished nature reserves, you'll see hundreds of species of birds, and learn about the importance of ecological sustainability. You'll also taste traditional paella.
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.
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 gorgest, 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.
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.
Hoces de Cabriel Nature Reserve
This unique landscape features rivers and geological formations such as crags and gorges, which make it the perfect habitat for river wildlife and birds of prey.
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.