9th - 15th April 2017
The Autonomous Region of Valenica is full of surprises, it isn't just the concrete jungle of the Costa Blanca and Costa Azahar. Just inland from a very productive coastal strip are reed-fringed lakes, karst limestone mountains, pine forests and farmland psuedo-steppe. Each day will be subtlely different and diverse as we head out each day from our base in the small Mediterranean town of Oliva.
The 5 night short break involves visiting the provinces - Valencia with it's wetlands, karst limestone valleys and coastal headlands, Alicante with it's salt pans, red sandstone valleys and sierras to the pseudo-steppe and inland lagoons of Castilla La Mancha.
Your 'out of town' accommodation provides an ideal base for reaching these places along with some fabulous birdlife from the grounds with a cool drink on an evening.
One night we stay in the mountains for dinner followed by a visit to a colleagues rural garden where we hope one of the possible 3 Genets will visit the feeding station just metres away from where we will be sitting - poyentially one of the highlights of the short break.
Prepare to be pleasantly surprised!