Spain | Man and nature in the Mediterranean


8 dagen
Aantal loopdagen
6 dagen
vanaf € 1650,-

Agricultural landscapes

Deze reis is in samenwerking met GeoWise.

Geo Wise Adventures: Learning to read the landscape while walking

Do you want to go on an excursion with a real-life professor like Indiana Jones? Come with us on an excursion to Valencia.

Join us to learn about environmental issues and how holistic solutions can make our landscapes more sustainable. The philosophy of these excursions is learning about the landscape and the people that live there. How? We walk and bike to be taught by the land, enjoy to meet the people, eat with them, see how they cook local food and taste their wines while we learned how it is





The Earth landscapes we-re dramatically changed under the influence of people living in it and especially due to the development of the agriculture economy. Grazing, ploughing, fire, irrigation, terraces, plant and animal selection, changes in the river landforms and slope morphology… are some of the most known impacts. The Mediterranean is the right place to see this impact of agriculture because the Eastern Mediterranean was the pioneer area in the world to develop the agriculture some 12,000 year ago. Agriculture also contributed to build landscapes that are the results of millennia old work by men and women. With this journey we will show different landscapes in the Valencia region, nature, history, the land, the people… and for this we must walk in the orange orchards, paddy fields, horticultural gardens, vineyards, olive groves, greenhouses, and meet the farmers that are the engine of these new landscapes. We will show the past and the present of wine, rice, olive oil and of course: oranges!

Reis in beeld

Spain | Man and nature in the Mediterranean dag tot dag

Dag tot dag

  • Arrival to Valencia airport. Transport by bus to the Hotel
  • Visit to the Valencia “Huerta”. 10-15 Km walk along irrigation ditches and man make soils. Past and present of the “Huerta” of Valencia Discussion about the fate of the gardens in an urban area. The irrigation system. Visit to a local farmer. Stop along the way to drink a refreshing glass of Orxata.
  • Visit to the Albufera: the Valencia Lagoon. This is the birthplace of paella. We walk through the paddy field and discuss the development of the Lagoon. The origin of the rice production. We walk and talk about the geological origin and the land management in the area. Walk in the Cullera Mountain to see the landscape .We end with a boat trip on the lagoon.
  • The man as a sculpter of the landscape. The “Castellar de Meca” settlement and the “San Benito” Lagoon. The impact of the Iberians in the Mediterranean. Tasting “Gazpacho”
  • “La Ribera del Xúquer”, where the oranges were born. Walk along the orange and clementines plantations and visiting the traditional flood irrigation systems. Orange juice tasting
  • Hike in the limestone mountains in the hinterland of Valencia. We walk along old trade routes and see the crystal water of the karstic springs. After a picnic lunch we visit the olive groves with millennia old olive trees. Olive oil tasting. 15 Km walk.
  • The vineyards. Walk in Les Alcusses de Moixent. Visit to El Celler del Roure winery with wine tasting and traditional “Arros al forn” meal. 10 Km walk
  • Departure. Transport by bus to the hotel

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  • • accommodation on the basis of a double room + breakfast (single room + 100 €)
  • • Lunch (usually picnic) and dinners on Sunday, Thursday and Saturday
  • • all days full day explanations by expert guides with specific attention for in Physical Geography
  • • visit to a winery with wine tasting and Paella dinner
  • • visit to olive orchard with olive oil tasting
  • • bus travel
  • • Return flight Amsterdam - Valencia
  • • pick up and drop off from airport

  • evt. toeslag 1 persoons kamer
  • Evt. wijzigingskosten (alleen bij wijzigingen ná boeking) € 35
Niet bij de reissom inbegrepen
  • Reserveringskosten € 20,-- per nota
  • Bijdrage Calamiteitenfonds € 2,50 per nota
  • Persoonlijke uitgaven (o.a. souvenirs, wasserij, (fris)dranken)
  • Evt. extra kosten i.g.v. een calamiteit
  • reisverzekering (verplicht) annuleringsverzekering (aanbevolen).

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NOTE: If you come with a group yourself, we can custom make the trip for you, more hiking? More culture? Tell us and we will make your dream trip true.


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