The Canal de Navarrés and its towns and villages, inhabited since ancient times, isone of the last places where nature is present in all shapes and forms. A visit to this region will also allow us to see magnificent works of Levantine rock art in numerous caves and shelters, such as the Cueva de la Araña and the shelters of the Rio Grande. Water, a source of life, forest, wildlife and foliage are the components which, interspersed with the villages which appear throughout the valley, make up the Canal de Navarrés. Here you will find (from north to south) a series of towns located between Millares and Enguera, spectacularly overhanging the River Jucar Canyon. The dominant vegetation here is made up of pine, mastic, &kermes oaks and fraxinus trees. The lower part of the region consists of rural Mediterranean countryside, dominated by fields and farms.
How to arrive:
The CV-509 takes us to the interior of the Canal de Navarrés or the Valley of Ayora. A branch of this last road, the CV-580,leads us to other villages including Anna, Chella, Bolbaite, Navarrés, Quesa, Bicorp and Milares, before traveling onto the neighbouring region of Hoya de Buñol. A regular bus sevice is available
Gastronomy and events:
In all of the villages of Canal de Navarrés you will find rich cuisine, made with ingredients native to the region. You can enjoy a wide variety of local dishes such as gazpacho, mojetebullido, various tortillas, a range of fragrant rice dishes cooked with herbs gathered from the local mountains and, of course, the well recommended sausages and meats. Also worthy of note are the rich and varied cakes and sweets, sweet potato cakes, biscuits, bread rolls, cinnamon buns, and also the traditional Easter Cake. The craft of esparto paper making is common in the majority of the municipalities of this region, whilst equally appreciated are the artisan fresh cheesesand sausages from Bolbaite, along with steel forged and wood carved in Enguera. Without doubt the best known artisan craft from this region is the excellent olive oil, which is made throughout the region and which gives local dishes their own unique taste. La Canal de Navarréshas a full festival calendar for practically the whole of the year, starting with the celebrations of Saint Antón (which has extended to various other towns and villages of the region) and the traditional lighting of bonfires, which is then followed by local festivals celebrated in each village: Chella in February, in Bolbaiteduring the week before Easter, Bicorp in May, Quesa and Millares in August, Anna in the second week of September, Enguera in September, Navarrés in Octoberand also the outstanding festival of La Reserva in Quesawhich is held on 14th February. Visitors have a wealth of celebrations to choose from, including Pagan, culinary and religious festivals.
Calle Mayor, s/n C.P: 46820 Anna
Horario: Sábados y domingos de 10:00 a 13:00 y de 16:00 a 19:00 h. De lunes a viernes, se puede solicitar información en el propio Ayto., de 9:00 a 14:00h
Calle Patriarcas 4 ENGUERA
LA CANAL DE NAVARRÉS
Martes a viernes: 10:00 a 14:00 h
Sábados: mañana 10:00 – 12:00, tarde 17:00 – 19:00 h
Domingos y festivos: 10:00 – 12:00 h
LA CANAL DE NAVARRÉS
Sábados mañana: de 10:00 a 14:00 tarde: de 16:00 a 18:00 Domingos y festivos: 10:00 a 15:00
AVD. VALENCIA, 64 - QUESA