Jalon valley and surroundings

The Jalon Valley

Alcalali is located in the Jalon Valley, also called ‘ Vall de Pop ‘ (in Valencian language). It is located on the east coast of Spain, the Costa Blanca. Both Valencia (north) and Alicante (south-west) are an hour away by car. Although there is also a cheap taxi service from Alicante Airport (Beniconnect) a (rented) car is highly recommended. The public transport on the Costa Blanca unfortunately does not suggest much.

At 20 km there are different types of beaches, at 3 km a large supermarket, and in the village itself several restaurants, bars, and a bakery. Directly from Alcalali start several walks, and cyclists stand face-to-face with the Coll de Rates. From the other villages in the area you can also take a nice walk.

Denia is a larger place, at 15 km. distance. It is an old fisherman’s place with a nice center and a castle. There is of course a port, the possibility for all kinds of water sports and a beach (sand). Altea is a nice little town with an old center built on a mountain. In the vicinity of Benidorm you can find several great amusement parks, choice with or without water fun. Calpe is the small version of Benidorm: high rising appartment buildings, large beach, many shops. Not the most romantic place, but convenient for a lot of people.

In the villa we have a information map, with all kinds of leaflets and addresses for food and drinks, beach, bike, hike and other activities. In addition, we try to collect as many digital tips as possible on the subpages of this site. If you have any questions beforehand (or tips!) Please feel free to contact us.

Beach

Denia and everything north of it is wide sandy beach. On the other side of the mountain Montgo lies Javea, with in the old town a narrow strip and a little further a wide beach with everything on it (Arenal). South of Javea (Portixol, Granadella) and Moraira (Fustera, Pinets), on the other hand, you find beautiful rocky bays, with smaller beaches. See also the Beach page.

Walking

Directly from Alcalali, but also at 101 other places in the area. From completely flat (to the villages in the valley) to snappy and rugged, and everything in between. Great value for your altitude meters gives the walk at Benimaurell, overlooking both the Jalon Valley and the Orba Valley. Of course the Coll de Rates. See also the Hike page, or mail for more info.

Cycling

Directly from Alcalali, the Coll de Rates is a must! No col offering so much view for so few altitude meters, so also for the less well-trained cyclist. But also in the interior behind the Rates it is wonderful cycling: quiet, good roads, nice fellow road users and sometimes spectacular views. In Jalon is even a Belgian cyclists bar. Not for nothing that you see training as professional cyclists here in the winter and early spring. See also the Bike page, the route maps on our Micazu-pages or ask for more info.

Other activities

In the vicinity, however, there are many possibilities for active and passive entertainment. Of course we would like to give you our personal tips (see for example this page). In addition, you can also discover everything on the Internet, for example the links below and the links on other pages.