Any visitor to Valencia will confirm that it is an active Mediterranean metropolis. Walk down the reclaimed Turia river park in the evening, and there are thousands of people running, walking, taking yoga classes, and enjoying the green artery that has been created in the dried out riverbed. This is a city that embraces the fine Mediterranean climate and makes the most of every opportunity to get outside.
Venture a little further, beyond the city’s perimeter, and you will find a whole new world of natural wonder. Valencia boasts five natural parks within the province that encapsulates the city, and each of them offers a uniquely different backdrop to explore.
We headed to the Parque Natural de la Murta close to the town of Alzira, just a short drive south of Valencia. The valley holds a wonderful rare offering; a vibrant and beautiful eco-system, as well as a historical treasure-trove.