Valencia Nature & adventure

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Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entry Ticket

1. Valencia: Oceanogràfic Entry Ticket

Located in the City of Arts and Sciences complex, Oceanogràfic features species from many of the world's key marine ecosystems. Immerse yourself in this unique marine world and travel through the longest underwater tunnel in Europe, visit a family of beluga whales, and come face to face with sharks. Built on 2 levels, the upper floors feature outdoor exhibitions and are surrounded by a magnificent freshwater lake inhabited by pelicans, cormorants, and flamingos. On the lower level, you will find the largest aquariums in Europe, containing representatives of the world’s main marine ecosystems. Discover the Mediterranean, Antarctic, Arctic, Red Sea, and much more. You can meet more than 45,000 aquatic creatures from 500 different species, including belugas, walruses, jellyfish, sea lions, and sharks. When you fancy a break, just head to the underwater restaurant.

Valencia: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus & Oceanogràfic Ticket

2. Valencia: 48-Hour Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus & Oceanogràfic Ticket

With this combined ticket, take advantage of a convenient hop-on-hop-off bus tour through the city of Valencia on a double-decker sightseeing bus.  There are 17 stops and you can use both lines and get on and off at all of the stops around the city for a validity of 48 hours. Get off at a stop in total which cover all of Valencia's main attractions. As you cruise through the city, listen to the audio guide in one of the 10 available languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Valencian, and Russian. Get off at the "Route B Valencia marítima" stop to discover the famous Oceanografic Center, one of the largest aquariums in the worlds with more than 500 species of different animals. Don't miss the spectacular dolphin show which is included in your ticket price.

From Valencia: Albufera Day Trip with Boat Tour and Transfer

3. From Valencia: Albufera Day Trip with Boat Tour and Transfer

Surround yourself with nature in a peculiar environment, unlike those seen in other parts of Spain. Travel out of Valencia to discover its magical Albufera, a tranquil historic lagoon with unique wildlife. Marvel at panoramic views, learn about local animal species, and take a scenic boat ride. Enjoy a transfer from a selection of hotels in Valencia and drive toward the natural park as you hear fascinating stories about it from your guide. Visit the gorgeous untouched dunes at El Saler, admire the native flora, and take in views of the beach and the Mediterranean Sea. Allow your guide to teach you about this special ecosystem and its geographical and social importance throughout history. Stand at the Gola de Puchol pier, before heading over to Palmar, a small fishing village located on an island in the middle of the lagoon. Pass through its two main streets and hop on a boat to observe this majestic area from a new perspective. Come across traditional Valencian homes and enjoy a colorful sunset from this peaceful location. Take a short drive back to Valencia to finish off your journey.

From Valencia: Chulilla and the Hanging Bridges Day Trip

4. From Valencia: Chulilla and the Hanging Bridges Day Trip

The Turia is one of the main rivers of the C. Valenciana and has a natural and cultural heritage that must be known. Chulilla is one of the towns most linked to this river with a medieval castle landscape and picturesque streets nestled in the rock surrounded by the Turia canyon, more than 100m deep. We will take a tour of the town and visit the route of the bridges, a path through the gorges that crosses the canyon several times over hanging bridges and impressive views. Moderate mountain hiking. Interpreted visit to the riverside ecosystem and the timber uses of the river. Walk accompanied at all times by a nature guide.

Valencia: Jeep Safari Mountain Adventure

5. Valencia: Jeep Safari Mountain Adventure

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Valencia before you head to the amazing wilderness that surrounds Valencia. The Calderona Mountains are located about 30 minutes from downtown Valencia. You can either drive the Jeep yourself or sit back and let the guide do the work. All of the off-road trails are easy to drive on and completely safe. Discover the secrets and legends of the national park with the comfort and power provided by Jeeps. Experience the thrill of the off-road trails all while accompanied by your friendly and multilingual guide. A short walk will bring you to the 700m high lookout point "El Garbi," an intriguing and beautiful site. Tapas and drinks are also included, which will really make you feel a part of the local atmosphere.

Valencia: Waterfalls and Thermal Springs Tour with Swimming

6. Valencia: Waterfalls and Thermal Springs Tour with Swimming

Calling all nature lovers for a full-day tour to five of the most incredible natural sites in Valencia. Experience breathtaking landscapes and feel the power of the Bridal Veil waterfall. Make a splash at the Blue Lagoon thermal springs as you immerse yourself in geological wonders. Make your way to Estacio del Nord to meet your friendly guide and group for the day. Leave the city streets behind as you head into the rural areas of Valencia. Arrive at the Bridal Veil waterfall where you can swim in this surreal scenery from May to November. Dry off in the sun and continue to the Blue Lagoon where you can soothe your body in the crystal clear thermal springs all year long. Admire the picturesque beauty of the canyons of the Mijares river. Stop to look at the waterspout and the dam before returning to Estacio del Nord to end your trip.

From Valencia: Albufera Natural Park Bus, Cruise and Lunch

7. From Valencia: Albufera Natural Park Bus, Cruise and Lunch

Depart Valencia and journey by bus to Albufera Natural Park to discover one of the most important wetland areas on the Iberian peninsula. Marvel at the natural biodiversity of the area that allows a great variety of flora and fauna to thrive year-round. Travel through the nature reserve and listen to an informative commentary on the provided audio guides. Look for rare species of wading birds and a rich variety of wildlife, and learn about the rice fields and ecosystems of the lake.  Then, climb aboard for a 30-minute boat cruise along one of the biggest lakes in Spain. Sample the best of the local gastronomy over lunch in the village of El Palmar. Enjoy a typical meal from the Valencia region, including a starter of salad and squid, a main course of seafood paella and a dessert served with one drink.  

Valencia: Albufera Jeep and Boat Tour

8. Valencia: Albufera Jeep and Boat Tour

Delve into the heart of one of Spain’s most beautiful national parks: Albufera. Marvel at wind-swept sand dunes and a variety of native fauna before relaxing on the shores of El Saler beach. After pickup from your hotel, hop into an open-topped Jeep and head for Albufera. Choose to drive the Jeep yourself, or to sit back and relax while being driven by a guide. Witness the incredible views of the low-lying plateaus and cliffs overlooking the placid lagoon. Keep your eyes peeled for the myriad of majestic bird species that call the area home, like massive herons, and peculiar varieties of duck. After covering significant ground driving, hop on a traditional fishing boat for a 45-minute scenic cruise. After, head to the pristine El Saler beach for a swim, accompanied by local tapas and soft drinks.

From Valencia: Peña Cortada Aqueduct Private Hiking Day Tour

9. From Valencia: Peña Cortada Aqueduct Private Hiking Day Tour

Escape Valencia and explore the La Serrana and Chelva region on a full-day hiking tour, including a private guide and bus transportation. Discover the Peña Cortada Aqueduct, La Serranía district, Arab Quarter of Benacacir, Soledad shrine, and breathtaking canyons, forests, and rivers. Begin your tour with a private bus ride from Valencia to Chelva. Along with your guide, hike to Peña Cortada, a Roman aqueduct built in the 1st century A.D. Follow the mountainside trail through narrow tunnels and catch sight of soaring cliffs, picturesque viewpoints, and gravity-defying bridges. Explore Chelva and the La Serranía district, known for their culturally diverse mix of Arabic, Jewish, Moorish, and Christian influences. Wander the winding alleyways of the Arab Quarter of Benacacira and immerse yourself in the numerous fountains, whitewashed homes, and fortified city walls. Continue your adventure by visiting the city square once home to a souk, a Muslim mosque, and the Soledad shrine. Explore the Ruta del Agua or hike along the Chelva River before heading back to the bus and returning to your hotel.

Valencia: Serra Castle & Sierra Calderona Private Tour

10. Valencia: Serra Castle & Sierra Calderona Private Tour

Discover the towering Serra Castle, built in the 8th and 9th centuries, with a privately guided sunset hike, including round-trip hotel transportation. Wander Sierra Calderona Natural Park and the orchards of Tóixima and Ría, marvel at the Balearic Sea, and learn about the history of the region. Begin your tour by meeting at Valencia's Town Hall and hiking to the orchards of Tóixima and Ría. Follow along the Torre de Riá to a nearby forest track, where you can either continue along the traditional Castell route or take an alternative route to visit the Font de L'Ombria spring. Continue your tour to the Serra Castle fortress and marvel at the stunning sunset views of the Balearic Sea, Sierra Calderona Natural Park, and Turia Valley. Discover the castle's main towers, meandering paths, and ancient cistern, before hiking back to Valencia.

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What a great adventure! Mike was very nice, attentive, accommodating, kind and with a great sense of humor. The group size was small - only seven people. We enjoyed beautiful nature, mountains, waterfalls, ate at a great restaurant. Mike took a ton of pictures (even under water!) and shared them with the group so we didn’t have to worry about that. We strongly recommend taking this trip with Mike.

Highly recommend. Valencia is amazing and this is a great way for an overview. Buses are a little bit outdated but that shouldn't bother you as you get all you need even if the weather is not fine. You can see all the main points and decide to stop on any of them and later jump-on to continue your ride. We bought 48hrs and it really worth it.

We had a great time with Nicole on our adventure today. Fun time driving off-road even for out of practice stick shift drivers. Mountain top picnic was gorgeous and music choices were on point. Highly recommend!

Amazing experience!! Pickup was on time and our guides were very knowledgeable. The national park is very interesting and the boat tour on the lake as well. The Tapas on the beach was very well prepared!!

All very well organized, I liked everything! It is worth the expense!