Vall de Pop: valley of history and wine

About 20 km from the Costa Blanca coastline, lies "Vall de Pop", also called Jalón Valley. A beautiful green valley with mountains, vineyards, olive, citrus and almond trees. In February the whole valley turns pink / purple because of the beautiful almond blossom that blooms there. The Moors lived in this area for centuries. Nowadays - in addition to the Spanish population - many foreigners also live here or have a holiday home here.

Traditionally, the villages of Parcent, Murla, Benichembla and Alcalí were part of the valley. Xaló, Lliber, Senija and Castell de Castells have been added since 1991. Each village is its own municipality and has its own administration. Each village has its own market. The largest and most famous is the Saturday market in Xaló. In addition to antiques, vintage and modern, you will also find organic products such as cheeses, wines, etc. That the Moors lived here for a long time can still be seen in the small alleys and the typical Moorish houses. They left behind many myths and legends, as well as many spices and herbs such as saffron. The Christians eventually conquered and chased away the Moors. Celebrations of the “Christians against the Moors” are still held every year in almost all villages in the valley. Throughout the valley you can make beautiful walks and bike rides of various lengths and difficulties. From Parcent you can for example climb the “Coll de Rates” (height 785 meters). This is a beautiful bike ride, but it is also possible to go up via a walking path. Highly recommended, because the view over the coastline and the various valleys is great! In the valley you will also find many vineyards. Especially the dessert wines “Moscatel” and “Mistella” come from here. A visit to one of the local bodegas is certainly worthwhile. Guided tours can be booked by appointment. You will also find many restaurants in this area, both Spanish and pizzerias and hamburger restaurants. But if you are going to choose, do not forget the local specialties paella and wild boar, tapas and pinchos! Enjoy your meal.

Visiting tip

This region is known for the wonderful climate all year round. Visit this area in February when the whole valley turns pink / purple because of the beautiful almond blossom that blooms there. Beautiful to look at. Would you like to know more about this region?

Activities & sight seeing

Wine tastings

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Climbing and bouldering

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Golf

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Motor tour

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Cycle routes

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Hiking

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Diving & snorkling

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Les fonts des l’Algar

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