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Fantastic work by the Valencia regional government and local groups has created a network of Natural Parks that host some of the most threatened species in the world. We shall be visiting these coastal wetland Reserves, along with stunning Karst limestone valleys and extensive agricultural lands to show you the diversity of this corner of Iberia.

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LeadersJulian Sykes and Pau Lucio
FlightsEasyJet, scheduled, Speedy Boarding and extra legroom included.
Outbound: Morning, Gatwick-Valencia
Inbound: Afternoon, Valencia-Gatwick

Day 1Arrive at Valencia Airport, transfer to our hotel in Villalonga, afternoon visit to local Reserve - 7 nights Hotel Casa Babel.
Days 2-7Varied daily itineraries visiting wetland sites along the Mediterranean coast both north and south; inland to Castilla La Mancha and an expansive steppe area; exploration of dramatic karst limestone valleys full of cherry and almond groves; plus seawatching.
Day 8After breakfast we travel back to Valencia airport for our flight home.

WeatherProbably a temperature range of around 10°- 25°C and there is always a possibility of rain showers plus mornings and evenings will be cooler.
WalkingThere will be some short easy walks on level paths, slightly rockier and steeper in the mountains.
MealsAll included from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 8.
InsectsCould be a problem in the wetter marsh areas and occasionally in the mountains, so bring repellent.
AccomTwin and single rooms all ensuite. Casa Babel is a fabulous hotel in the small town of Villalonga, nestled under the La Safor mountains.