Hiking Experience at Albufera National Park and the Devesa Forest

Hiking Experience at Albufera National Park and the Devesa Forest

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Explore the unique Albufera National Park in Valencia, one of Europe’s most important wetlands with this wheelchair accessible experience in the Albufera National Park and the Devesa Forest. We will learn curious facts about the natural and cultural history of this area and its various transformations over time to the present day.

This experience starts meeting the official guide at the Racó de L’Olla Visitor Center. There, the guide, also a bird watching specialist, will explain to us about the natural formation and evolution that has taken place over time up to the present, such as the different uses that have appeared in biodiversity and the current state of conservation. We will continue the tour of accessible paths through the Devesa forest, located on a major migration flyway, and consisting of a diverse range of habitats and ecosystems. We will stroll towards the observatories to enjoy bird watching. The guide will explain to us how to identify the different bird species by their characteristics.

Afterwards, we will go to El Palmar jetty, from where we will start a boat trip through Albufera Park with the accompaniment of the official guide. After the boat trip, we will enjoy a traditional Paella menu in an accessible restaurant in Palmar.

During this wheelchair accessible experience in the Albufera National Park, we will discover the importance of a wetland and how essential it is to preserve these habitats for birds and biodiversity. Finally, we will return to the Port of Valencia.

  • Hotel or Port pickup and drop-off in Valencia
  • Comfortable adapted minivan or minibus with AC, ramp access and tie-down system
  • Official guide escort service specialized in ornithological tourism
  • Ticket for boat journey
  • Full Paella or local fish lunch with starters, main course, dessert and glass of wine or beer
  • Binoculars and spotting scopes for bird watching
  • Maximum 12 people per group

This tour has been designed in collaboration with Visit Natura, while maintaining the same quality standards. Our itineraries are a selection of those most interesting parts that avoids steps, pronounced hills and cobblestones, following a mostly flat path along the tour, and we tailor each tour to each group’s preferences and specific accessibility needs. Available in Spanish and English.

This tour includes private accessible transport which is available for reaching most of the locations described on the itinerary, therefore walking parts can be also shortened, for those preferring to stay longer at the minivan or the minibus.

 

  • Starting time: 10 pm
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • We recommend allowing time for a Lunch break to sample typical local cuisine and wine at one of our suggested Restaurants, equipped with an adapted toilet.

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