Alcoi & Bocairent
Bocairent importance throughout history is embodied in its monuments and its heritage. Sometimes Bocairent is called ‘little Tuscany’.
The Muslims called the city Bekirén, because of the architectural style in the town which used the form of beehives. Many of the houses and some of its monuments, even modern ones, are excavated from the surrounding rock continuing the ancient tradition. Bocairent’s streets are full of history, the inhabitants are respectful of their traditions while the city itself is located near wonderful Sierra Mariola National Park.
It is a historic-artistic town in ochre colors with plenty of stone facades and narrow streets that is famous for the “Covetes dels Moros”, which are a series of galleries with about 50 windows on 3-4 levels on the wall of the Barranc de la Fos.
Alcoi is situated in the Comunidad Autónoma (autonomous community) of Valencia in southeastern Spain. This historic town is well-known for its fantastic Moors and Christians fiesta, cuisine, and areas of natural beauty.
It is known also as ‘the city of bridges’. From its many bridges, you can see the magnificent mountains and natural landscape surrounding Alcoi, including the Carrascal de la Font Roja natural park and the Sierra de Mariola mountain, known for its variety of aromatic plants.
The square of Plaza de España is the center of the city. In the medieval quarter, you can visit the old City Hall, the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of the Festivities of Moors and Christians. If you go in the opposite direction, up to San Nicolás street, you will discover the Modernist part of town.
Fun fact: Alcoi is also the hometown of the Serpis olives, which has to be the most famous tapas in the world.
9:00 Leaving Valencia
Meeting point Avenida Aragon 31 (In front of Mestalla)
11:00 Arrival to Alcoi
We will visit and explore the city
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
Free time and lunch
14:00 Leaving to Bocareint
Leaving by bus to the Bocairent
15:00 Arrival to Bocairent
17:00 Discover city
Visiting the city
19:00 Coming back to Valencia
Food and drinks: You can bring from home and or eat at a restaurant there
Clothes: Bring confortable clothes because we will walk a lot, and don’t forget to bring a jacket because during evening it can get cold.
Single ticket: 20€
Group of 5 or more: 18 €
Doesn’t include caves tickets.
First 25 places, special 10% discount with a code “LANGUAGEEXCHANGE”.
Office: Plaza Honduras 26, from 9:30 to 14:00 (with cash or card)
Language Exchange meetings. Check the website to see when and where are they held.
Online link below
MEETING POINT: AVENIDA ARAGON 31 (in front of Mestalla)
Important & Cancellation policy Cancellation policy: If you cannot join the trip, the following conditions apply: Until Monday (20:00): 100% devolución. (5 days before) Until Tuesday (20:00): 80% devolución. (4 days before) Until Wednesday (20:00): 70% Devolución (3 days before) Until Thursday (20:00): 50% Devolución. (2 days before) After Thursday, No devolución (1 day before) Special Coronavirus Protocol. If you feel bad: Fever, cough or Respirate problem , Please don't come at the meeting point. If you show us a a valid paper proof and we will return you in form of voucher. Same apply in case of Emergency(illness, injury or force majeure) These devolution doesn’t include the service fee. Important info: We will always stay as a group, but if you want to explore on your own, it is possible. You will need to inform one of the organisers and be on time at the meeting places on the time of departures. The weather is going to be good on the day of the trip. In case of bad weather, the Trip will be postponed/ cancelled or extra precautions will be taken. (In case you cannot join due to cancelation or postponement of the date, your money will be returned to you). For every trip, there is always a minimum and a maximum number of participants.