LA VALL D’ALBAIDA


You will definitely be surprised by the whiteness of the lands which the Arabs called al-Badya (La Blanca in Spanish), in the 8th century; a lush valley with over thirty villages which shelter a beautiful range of mountains, where copious fountains flow and you can enjoy the stunning views and groves full of aromatic plants. This is one of the best preserved regions, where they have best maintained the native character of the Mediterraneanand of Valencia. You will find traditional Labradorean houses with hardwood doors, unusual andcaptivatingshrines, Islamicpathways, mansionsand castlesofrock. You will certainly enjoy the delicacies offered by the bakeries and local traditional dishes. And youwillalso have the opportunity to speak with the locals who are friendly, Valencian speaking, and largely unused to dealing with tourists!The locals live from the local industries (textiles, plastics, glass, furniture…), which form the true economic heart of the valley. You will find a remarkable proliferation of rural country houses, campsites and other quality tourist services which will make you think about staying in the region for a few more days, to discover its attractions, taste the local cuisine and take it all in


How to arrive:

The best way to enter the north of the region is via the CV-40, a road which begins at the N-340 and passes the villages of Aielo de Malferit, Ontinyent, Agullent and Benissoda, meeting the N-340 towards Alcoy. From the CV-40, the CV-60 breaks off, heading towards Montaverner and Montixelvo, traveling from the direction of the neighbouring region of La Safor. A wide network of regional roads connect the rest of the region: the CV-81 which leaves Ontinyent and heads towards Bocairent, and from there onwards to the province of Alicante. The N-340 travels alongside the CV-40, passing through the villages of Bellús, GuadassèquiesAlfarrasí, Montaverner, El Palomar, Albaida and finally Alcoy. The rail network of Valencia-Alcoy also has stations and stops throughout the region, the most western of which is Ontinyent. A regular bus route (Valencia – Villena) covers practically all of the villages in the area

Gastronomy and events:

What better temptation than roast coconut with olive oil, tomato and pepper! Or perhaps a cod salad, finished with an aromatic infusion of thyme? From the most of simple of dishesto the most exquisite meals, all with flavors of the Mediterraneanand made with fresh produce from the region. Cooked Rice (Arroz al Horno), Rice and Fish Stew (Arròs Caldós), or Paella (the summer variety with broad and runner beans, the winter version with beans and artichoke), are amongst many delicious dishes on offer. For dessert, try sweet potato cakes (in winter served with a brandy, simmered with medicinal herbs from the local Mariolamountains). Or if you prefer coffee after yourmeal, you may also wish to try some of the pastries from Albaida, Bocairentand Ontinyent, where walnuts and fondant egg yolks are made, or indeed one of the other specialties from other local villages. Themostwell-known festival is that of the Moors and Christianswhich takes place in Bocairent (February), Ontinyent (August) and Albaida (October). The most genuine and ancestral fiestas are the bonfires of San Antonio del Porquet (January 17 – celebrated in almost all of the valley), the festival of fogueretes de Agullent (September), the carnival of Bèlgida, or the festa del Xop (in El Palomar during May – the ‘Xop’ is a piece of Poplar which is hoisted up in the central plaza of the village).

Tourist Info:

TOURIST INFO ALBAIDA
Plaza del Pintor Segrelles 19 C.P: 46860 Albaida
LA VALL D’ALBAIDA
Telf: 962390186
Fax: 962900667
Email: albaida@touristinfo.net
Web: http://www.albaida.org
Horario:

Horario: De lunes a viernes de 09:00 a 14:00 y de 16:00 a 19:00 h. Sábados: de 11:00 a 14:00 y de 16:00 a 19:00 h. Domingos: de 11:00 a 14:00 horas.


TOURIST INFO BOCAIRENT
Plaza del Ayuntamiento 2 C.P: 46880 Bocairent
LA VALL D’ALBAIDA
Telf: 962905062
Fax: 962905085
Email: bocairent@touristinfo.net
Web: http://www.bocairent.org
Horario:

Horario: De martes a viernes de 10:00 a 14:00 y de 16:00 a 18:00 h. Sábados, domingos y festivos de 10:00 a 14:00 h.


TOURIST INFO AIELO DE MALFERIT
Avenida del Santísimo Cristo 1 C.P: 46812 Aielo de Malferit
LA VALL D’ALBAIDA
Telf: 962360720
Email: aielo@touristinfo.net
Web: 962360720
Horario:

Horario: Miércoles de 9:00 a 13:00 h. Sábados de 18:00 a 20:00 h. Domingo de 11:00 a 13:30 h.


OIT – AGULLENT
Calle Major, 4 (Casa de cultura) 46890 Agullent
LA VALL D’ALBAIDA
Telf: 962907472
Fax: 962907816
Email: info@turismeagullent.com
Web: http://www.agullent.net
Horario:

Horario: Mañanas: lunes, miércoles y sábados de 10:00 a 13:00 h.


TOURIST INFO LLUTXENT
Avenida de València 66 C.P: 46838 Llutxent
LA VALL D’ALBAIDA
Telf: 962294386
Fax: 962294573
Email: llutxent@touristinfo.net
Horario:

Horario: De lunes a domingo de 10:00 a 14:00 horas.


TOURIST INFO ONTINYENT
Plaza Sant Roc, 2
LA VALL D’ALBAIDA
Telf: 962916090
Fax: 962918202
Email: ontinyent@touristinfo.net
Web: http://www.turismo.ontinyent.es/
Horario:

De martes a sábados de 09:00 a 13:30h. y de lunes a viernes de 16:30 a 19:00h.