Trips from Benidorm to Guadalest Valley, Private Transfer

Are you planning a Day Trip or Half day trip from Benidorm to Guadalest valley? Cheap Transfer Benidorm offers everyday private transfer to connect the skyscrapper city with the El Castell de Guadalest (Guadalest castle in valencian language), without doubt is one of the best places to spend a day (or half day) in Alicante region. Guadalest is located at the top of mountains just 24 km from Benidorm, Guadalest valley has a long history and today is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

Guadalest Valley is part of the story in Spain, here was a battle between Moors and christians, from this time we have the Alcazaba, an original arabic fortification declared by Spain as a historical monumen in 1974.

The village of Guadalest dates back over a 1000 years and is steeped in history, from the prison and dungeon built in the 12th century to the old washing house used by the local woman and has just over 200 inhabitants. Guadalest is probably as well known not only for the symbolic castle but also for the reservoir which serves all main surrounding towns including Benidorm with their water. By the way, fortunately you can visit part of the original fortress, at the top of the mountain you can see houses, several museums and restaurants with local gastronomy.  The church and the San Jose’s castle are the symbol of the valley.

We really recommend to visit Guadalest during whole year, in every single season the city offers different thing, without doubt you are going to enjoy in Winter. Spring, Summer or Autumn.

Guadalest is rich in agriculture, thank to that you can buy several products as olives, oranges, lemons, carob bean trees that sell the typical local shops

Private Transfer, Day trip from Benidorm to Guadalest.

If you are spending your holiday in Benidorm you can not miss a real mediterranean town, our company, Cheap Transfer Benidorm offers day or half day trips from Benidorm to Guadalest Valley in our spacious and very comfortable vehicles. Our driver wil pick up you at the hall of your accomodation (apartment, villa, hotel…) and drop off you at Guadalest valley as close as possible to the historical town, there you will have 2 hours (if you want more time just write to us) of free time to visit museums, point views and beautiful places

In the hallway between the Aitana and Xortá is Guadalest. Of Muslim origin, it retains an old town that has been declared a Historic-Artistic. The castle is located on top of the population. It originated in the eleventh century, although the remains preserved are from the twelfth century. Within the town are remarkable the parish church of Our Lady of the Assumption, the prison is in the basement of City Hall..; five unusual museums: Bethlehem and dollhouses, instruments of torture, Microminiatures, Ethnological Museum, Microgiant, and Casa Orduña Municipal Museum, one of the ancestral homes of the municipality.

The first two weeks of July some cultural events, which include the “Tourist Day” develop, as is welcomed all tourists and a giant paella is prepared.

 

Start the day with a drive into the countryside inland from Benidorm to the Algar waterfalls, beautifully situated with crystal clear refreshing water. If you want you can swim and cool off in the ice cold water of the falls. Then join us on a journey into the mountains to one of the Costa Blanca´s most stunning tourist attractions…..Guadalest.

Located inland between Benidorm and the Sierra Bernia Mountains, Guadalest is a small village sat upon a small granite mountain overlooking the turquoise reservoir. The village goes right back to the days of the Moors and is said to have been one of the most successfull fortresses of its day, having never been breached. Take time to meander around the narrow cobbled streets, grab a bite in one of the cafes in the village or come with us for a traditional Spanish meal of the day.

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Guadalest – Spain’s most visited mountain village is just an hour’s drive from Alicante and with so many tour buses going there every day, it’s an easy and inexpensive day trip to make.

On the way up the mountain, the tour buses stop off at the Museo Vehiculos Historical Valle de Guadalest, an incredible motorbike and classic car museum where you can also shop at their farmer’s market store for olive oil and olives, jams, honey, chocolate, wines, liquors and gifts.

Then on up to the village of Guadalest with its amazing views, ancient castle, old dungeon and cute cafes and gift shops. Enjoy a cafe con leche and a slice of apple pie at a village square cafe, or visit the Miniatures Museum, where you’ll see paintings painted on a grain of rice.

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Guadalest – Spain’s most visited mountain village is just an hour’s drive from Alicante and with so many tour buses going there every day, it’s an easy and inexpensive day trip to make.

On the way up the mountain, the tour buses stop off at the Museo Vehiculos Historical Valle de Guadalest, an incredible motorbike and classic car museum where you can also shop at their farmer’s market store for olive oil and olives, jams, honey, chocolate, wines, liquors and gifts.

Then on up to the village of Guadalest with its amazing views, ancient castle, old dungeon and cute cafes and gift shops. Enjoy a cafe con leche and a slice of apple pie at a village square cafe, or visit the Miniatures Museum, where you’ll see paintings painted on a grain of rice.

The Mediterranean and Torrevieja´s beautiful beaches are soothing on the eye, but maybe you feel the need for a bit of excitement? A different landscape, mountains instead of vast amounts of sand, a river instead of the sea and a plethora of quaint museums thrown in? No better idea than a day trip to Guadalest. It therefore belongs on the list of the five best day trips from Torrevieja.

All about Guadalest

Like the Algar Waterfalls, Guadalest is located at a distance of approx. 20km from Benidorm although the road, winding up into the mountains, makes it seem far longer. Once upon a time, the place was only accessible on donkeys´ backs.

Situated on a mountain overlooking the valley of the river Guadalest, the town is surrounded by the mountain chains of Sierra d´Aixorta, Sierra de Serella and Sierra de Aitana. The way there leads through pine forests, citrusgroves, nispera and almond trees the sight of which makes for a very pleasant journey.

With a number of permanent residents in the region of 300, Guadalest is tiny, but explodes with tourists who come to see the main attractions: the reservoir which is formed by the river and the picturesque town itself, divided into El Arrabel, the old town and the quarter of the castle, San Jose. Both parts are connected by a tunnel hewn into the rock.

Path to the tunnel,Guadalest

Remains of La Alcozaiba, the old city wall loom high over the narrow streets, with a clock tower, perched on its very own rock nearby.

Bell tower,Guadalest

As if this is not enough attraction already, Guadalest has a surprising number of small but exquisite museums, something you would not expect in a town of this size.

What to do in Guadalest

Park your car on the public parking lot which has plenty of spaces, make your way to the surrounding parapet and have a first look at the tranquil and rather vast reservoir below, reflecting the surrounding mountains. You can walk towards the water on a clearly indicated path, stroll along a bit or even, if on offer, take a short boat ride on the reservoir. The trip takes about 50 minutes, costs € 5pp and is on an entirely solar powered boat, an environment friendly novelty in the region.

Reservoir,Guadalest

On your way back follow the path and climb up to the 17th century castle of San Jose. Make your way right to the top if you wish to look down over the reservoir and the old town.

Then walk to the tunnel which connects the castle with la Alcozalba, the old town. Right after you leave the tunnel, you come to the first museum.

Museum of Ribera Girona

It’s a museum of contemporary art and architecture, reached through a Magic Garden which borders right onto the path emerging from the tunnel.

Opening times:. Summer from 10am to 8pm, Winter from 10am to 6pm

Follow the path, looking at the clock tower from below, then turn left, walk down the steps to the centre of the old town and visit some more museums.

Museum of Salt and Pepper shakers

Something very much out of the ordinary, this museum holds the private collection of Belgian archaeologist Andrea Ludden of about 20.000 salt and pepper cellars from all over the world. Room after room of these little works of art are displayed, arranged by theme.

Salt and pepper shaker museum,Guadalest

The museum is at the back of a shop selling souvenirs and, of course, modern salt and pepper cellars. Opening times are therefore normal shopping hours.

Museum Micro Gigante

Not far away in Calle del Sol, is the museum which puts into juxtaposition miniatures and gigantic sculptures. You will for example see a bull ring painted on a grain of rice.Miniatures are to be observed through a magnifying glass.

Museo Microgigante,Guadalest

Opening times: every day from 10am to 8pm.

All nine museums of Guadalest are located close together, just go from one to the other and look at a dolls house museum, the miniature museum of Manuel Ussa and, if you have the stomach, the museum of torture instruments.

Otherwise, Guadalest offers many small shops which sell artefacts and decorative items as well as hand made clothing.

Typical street,Guadalest

Buy nisperas and home made marmalades or mountain honey to take home with you or as gifts.

Homemade preserves,Guadalest

How to get there

Take the AP-7 or N-332 from Torreviaja to Benidorm. Turn onto the CV-70 or CV-755 in the direction of La Nucia. Go past Polop and follow the signs to Guadalest. There is a big public parking with many spaces. Particularly around Polop you get nice views of pine trees, citrus trees and orange groves.

The trip to Guadalest is one to remember, when you are back enjoying the great beaches of Torrevieja.

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