Just behind the over developed coastline of Costa Blanca there is a mountain area with rugged terrain and the most traditional and isolated villages in Valencia. It is also good walking country and although quite a way from the campground we decided to explore the area and enjoy a good walk near the village of Guadalest.
We drove through some rugged terrain but a lot was being cultivated with almond and olive trees. The almond trees were in blossom so gave another dimension to the drive through some spectacular scenery.
We found the start of our walk around the Guadalest Reservoir and set out around the reservoir. We were surprised by how low the reservoir was. It was a good five to six mile walk which we all enjoyed in the lovely sunshine with great views of the surrounding countryside and the 16th century Moorish castle town of Guadalest.
After our walk we visited Guadalest for a drink and to explore the village. It was very much a tourist place but had great views from the castle.