Enjoy a day out walking in the countryside, picking up oranges and visiting the beautiful region of La Safor.
We would like to invite you to a different day out; a day out in the landscapes of the Valencian agriculture fields, walking through idyllic orange groves, learning how to pick them and trying this delicious fruit directly from the trees. It is an experience that will connect you with the nature and roots of Valencian culture, as well as enjoying a day out in the countryside and the beauty of its scenery.
Departing from diferent places (see pickup points and times down below), we start our trip in the morning on the bus towards the region of La Safor.
Tradicionally this region´s agriculture has been dedicated to citrus fruits, hence you will be overwhelmed by its scenery in which, more than towns or buildings, you will see fields and more fields of orange, mandarine and lemon trees. A green and orange setting full of colour and scents.
A world so close but so different to the main Valencian cities…
The visit starts in the village of La Font D´en Carrós, from where we will start walking towards an orange tree plantation. There you will get lost in between orange, lemon and mandarine trees and will discover all its secrets. Our guide will explain many interesting things about these popular citrus fruits, the history, its properties, the actuality of the agriculture in the area. Also you will have the chance to pick up some oranges and try them or take them home and surprise your friends and family with genuinely fresh orange juice! And believe us, they are truly amazing…
After the visit we go back to La Font for lunch. Lunch here is optional but if you are willing to it our guide will recommend and offer to book a restaurant for you (see note for lunch down below).
Alter lunch we will continue to the town of Gandía, once home of the Borgia family and the Papas Calixto III and Alexander VI. Gandía is a small town but full of character and things to see; Ducal Palace, Cathedral "La Colegiata", Old University, House of Culture, Archaeological Museum.
After spending the afternoon in a little and different town, we will come back to the starting point. Travelling times depending on the town you departed (Gandía to/from Benidorm about 1h, to/from Alicante about 2h).
End of the trip, we hope you have enjoyed the day with us.
What is included:
Bus transport in&out.
Local tour leader (*), leading in English and Spanish (* see TL note at the end)
Guided tour at the orange tree plantation.
Free picking of fresh oranges to take them home.
What is not included:
Note : We do not want you to miss out on the local food specialities of the area, so although lunch is not included in this visit, our tour leader (TL) will ask at the beginning of the day if you want to join the group for lunch and will suggest good quality restaurants in the area. It is completely optional. The TL will also offer to give you different options for different prices/types of food.
Dates & Prices:
Contact us for available dates and prices.
Suitable for all ages. You need to be able to walk for at least 45 min.
What to bring&wear:
Comfortable clothes and shoes to walk in the countryside.
Note for TL:Our tour leaders are available for you 100% of the time in these trips, so if you have any questions, you need advice or any suggestions, please do not hesitate in asking them.