As a holiday destination La Ribera de Xúquer has something for everyone. The forty seven municipalities which make up the area offer a great variety of attractions ranging from the coast bathed by the Mediterranean Sea to the hills and mountains to be found in the inland areas, ideal for alternative tourism.
La Ribera de Xúquer is situated south of the city of Valencia and is within easy reach of the city both by rail and by bus.
Valencia has direct links with almost all major Spanish and European cities, either by plane, train or bus.
Inhabited since prehistoric times, La Ribera still shows many signs of the presence at different periods of its history of Iberians, Romans, Arabs, such as castles, forts, city walls and fortified towers.
La Ribera´s cultural offering is enriched by many different events ranging from international festivals of mime, magic and music to the most traditional “fiestas”. Some of them have been declared Historical intangible heritage by Unesco; those are: la Mare de Deu de la Salut festival and the well-known “Fallas”.
When it comes to food, popular dishes of real and Mediterranean food are the stars of the gastronomic offering. Local fresh products such us fresh seafood, vegetables, rice wines and orange honey play the main role in our gastronomy.
As a destination composed of 47 municipalities the offer is huge and varied. The main tourist typology is: Cultural tourism, gastronomic tourism and cyclo-tourism.
The offer consists of cultural events with international character but also traditional ones related with religion. Some of the most important are:
Cyclo-tourism & active tourism
The network of 11 thematic ciclo routes go through la Ribera from the inland to the coast.
The orography of La Ribera offers the cyclist a flat landscape, with few slopes. A walk through its history surrounded by orange groves, rice fields and persimmon trees. A delight for the eyes and for the nose, which is impregnated with the sweet scent of orange blossom. The hospitality of its inhabitants, the calm of its villages offer the visitor a comforting holiday.
The orange route, the tours road, the iron bridge road or the river Xúquer road are some of the most desired ones. You can read more about it on: CICLOTURISMO
The Xúquer river bathes the region from north to south and offers visitors a variety of activities: cycling, fishing, kayaking, paddle surfing. But the sporting event of the Descent of the Xúquer is one of the most awaited. It is a sporting event, but also a popular one, which makes the river more dynamic and shows an incredible natural heritage full of life and nature. Hundreds of canoes invade the river to enjoy this natural resource so precious in the region.
Hiking lovers will find in La Ribera a complete offer of approved trails (GR, PR and SL) where they can go Nordic Walking, horse riding or birdwatching.
The importance of agriculture in our region provides top quality products and this is reflected in its rich Mediterranean gastronomy. Visits to the producers to get to know these products first hand has become a tourist experience of great value for those who visit us. Different companies open their stalls to show, taste and collect their products. Rice, oranges, persimmon, tomatoes and other vegetables are cooked with local oils and paired with our wines.
The international and main recipe here is “Paella”, you can find the authentic , Valencia region is the cradle of this main course.
Different types of accommodation can be offered, from rural houses, Charm hotels, apartments or camping all will meet the needs of different accommodation tastes.
This website has been accomplished during the project "Escape2 - Supporting the Development of Transnational Thematic Tourism Strategy", Grant Agreement no. 2020-1-ES01-KA202-082418, implemented with financial support of the European Commission by the Erasmus+ Programme.
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