Guadalest - Fuentes del Algar

Tour by car Sella - Alcoleja - Benilloba - Jijona - Busot - Aigues - Relleu - Sella

This ride winds through the mountains of Aitana towards the town of Alcoy. Before arriving in town the road turns off to Jijona.
On the N-340 before Jijona the views are very nice.

Total distance : 107 kms
Time : 3 hours

Alcoy

Alcoy

Alcoy The route runs south of Alcoy and can easily be combined with a visit to this city with its industrial history. Alcoy has several modernist buildings and bridges.

And for those who just want to stretch their legs, there is the nice walk to Ermita San Cristóbal with a panoramic viewpoint over the city and a large colony of vultures.

Also in the Parque Natural Carrascal de la Font Roja are several trails.

Pont de la Carrasqueta pass ....

de Carrasqueta bergpas bij Jijona On the N340/CV800 between Alcoy and Jijona in Sant Antoni you cross the Pont de la Carrasqueta pass.

This pass is not open to traffic in case of bad weather.

On clear days, this part of the route gives wonderful views towards the east.

There are several stops to enjoy the view.


Jijona

Jijona Jijona you drive along the Turrón factory and museum.

Turrón is made from almonds and resembles what we know as nougat. Surrounded by almond groves, the Turrón of Jijona is highly appreciated in Spain. This soft ´Turrón Blando' contains more than 50% pressed almonds.

Over twenty manufacturers make Turrón that meets the high quality requirements of the Jijona nougat.
In the Museo del Turrón visitors are informed about the manufacturing process and the history of the sweet stuff.

website museo del turrón

Cuevas de Canelobre

Cuevas de Canelobre Soon after the factories, take exit CV 774 to Busot, just before the entrance of the village, the Cuevas de Canelobre are indicated.

The special thing about these caves is the large open space in which the water, in the course of centuries, has formed this room with high ceilings. Regular concerts gratefully use the acoustics that are compared with those of a Gothic cathedral.

Near the caves a walk on the Cabeco d'Or was created by the Communidad Valenciana.

website of the Cuevas de Canelobre

And through ... Aigües and Relleu back to Sella

In Busot take the CV773 towards Aigües. Just before Aigües the road cleaves through a sharp ridge.

Aigües is a lovely little village with a beautiful view over the Mediterranean Sea and the coastline.

Then the route winds its way further to Relleu and Sella.

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