The Hiking Routes near Valencia that you can not miss

hiking routes near valencia

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of city life, we sometimes find ourselves on a kind of autopilot without even realising it. However, just a few kilometres from the bustle of Valencia, there are corners where nature and tranquillity come together to offer a revitalising refuge. Do you fancy a weekend getaway where peace and quiet are the order of the day?

Immerse yourself in the natural wealth of Valencia through carefully selected hiking routes that will take you from vast forests to imposing mountains, passing through fairytale lakes and waterfalls.

Come discover Valencian nature at its best. Explore our recommended itineraries and embark on a journey that will allow you to connect with nature and discover a Valencia that goes beyond its streets and manifests itself in its enchanting paths. At HQ Rooms, we invite you to discover another side of Valencia, far from the hustle and bustle of the city and close to the tranquillity of nature. Let's get started!

Hiking routes near Valencia for the whole family

The interior of the Community of Valencia, and the province of Valencia in particular, has a great natural wealth that can be explored by hiking on routes that are suitable for all levels of ability. Great natural landscapes, an exceptional cultural heritage and amazing mountain formations, crossed by prominent rivers such as the Xúquer, the Turia or the Cabriel.

But that is not all, Valencia has many natural pools, waterfalls and the history of ancient civilisations. All this and more can be found just a few kilometres from the city. Take a look at the following walking routes in Valencia! We are sure you will enjoy each one.

Walk with children through the hanging bridges of Chulilla

This excursion of just 10 kilometres and 300 metres in altitude is ideal for children. The route begins in the town of Chulilla, very close to Valencia, and allows you to enjoy the impressive viewpoints that overlook the Turia River canyon.

The route continues in a gentle descent until it reaches the Municipal Nature Reserve of Los Calderones, where it crosses a deep gorge with walls over 80 metres high. This is where the first 21-metre bridge begins, suspended 15 metres above the river. The route takes you to the Loriguilla reservoir, created by the workers who built the dam in the 1950s, also known as the Pantaneros route. Enjoy the magnificent views and a unique experience!

Historical journey through the Roman aqueduct of Peña Cortada (Calles)

Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of Los Serranos on this 9-kilometre route with a 300-metre difference in altitude, starting in the municipality of Calles. Discover the Roman aqueduct of Peña Cortada, a jewel that passes through Tuéjar, Chelva, Calles and Domeño. At 28.6 kilometres long, the most spectacular section is in Calles, with two monumental bridges that span the Rambla de Alcotas and the Barranco de la Cueva del Gato. The latter, the best preserved, has three arches and a maximum height of 18 metres.

On this low-to-medium-difficulty excursion, where you have to be careful where you put your feet, you will pass through tunnels dug out of the rock and illuminated by natural light, a Roman aqueduct, a wooden walkway and a cut-out rock.

Marvel at Anna's three waterfalls

The main difficulty of this route is the slippery parts, so it is recommended to use good walking shoes. The route, which is 3 kilometres long and 100 metres high, takes about two hours to complete. It starts in Anna and runs along the banks of the Anna River, taking us to a magical place full of tropical vegetation and spectacular waterfalls. 

The Cascada del Salto, 25 metres high, is the highlight of the route and is a favourite with canyoning enthusiasts. Although the route is short, it does involve some steep passes and small climbs, but the experience is well worth it.

Hiking near Valencia: River charm on the Chelva Water Route

If you are looking for hiking routes in Valencia with children, La Ruta del Agua will take you between springs and fountains of crystal-clear water. It is a circular excursion that combines nature, culture and rest areas during the two hours of duration. It is ideal to do it with the family, since along the way we will find the Molino Puerto recreational area, a picnic area and sports facilities with games for children.

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Chelva with an easy route of 7 kilometres and 250 metres of climbing.

The Water Route starts in the town centre and follows the Tuéjar or Chelva River, discovering river landscapes, old mills, tunnels and bathing areas. It is a complete and attractive route, ideal for families.

Explore Valencia: Hiking, nature and maximum comfort in the HQ Rooms apartments

Discover the natural beauty of Valencia through these fascinating hiking routes, each offering a unique experience. Recently we talked to you about the best plans to do in Valencia on a Sunday. And without a doubt, this is one of the best things to do with the family, as a couple, alone or with friends. Valencia is surrounded by charming mountains and ranges of great natural beauty.

After a day of exploring the fascinating Valencian natural landscapes, return to the comfort of HQ Rooms apartments, strategically located in the heart of Valencia.

With its central location, our multi-bedroom apartments in Valencia offer an ideal base from which to comfortably access all of these hiking routes. Enjoy the convenience of being just steps away from vibrant city life, yet a short drive from stunning natural landscapes.

Due to the short duration of some of the routes that we have mentioned above, you can take the opportunity to discover some of the towns near Valencia to spend the day. Get ready to live a complete experience, combining the serenity of nature and rural charm with the comfort of quality accommodation in the city centre. Your perfect break awaits you in Valencia with HQ Rooms!

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