May 272013
 
Mountain Bike Rental Spain- Self guided Mountain Biking

Mountain Bike Rental Spain – Self guided Mountain Biking During their stay, Colin and Bev found time to go on 2 self guided mountain bike trips. One was through our valley to the Sant Jeroni monastery at the far side, whilst the second outing was from Villalonga along the line of the old Alcoi-Gandia railway as far as Lorcha, following the Serpis river for much of the route. On day one we set off from [...]

May 192013
 
Mountain Biking the GR-236 Monastery Route Part 2

Mountain Biking the GR-236 Monastery Route Part 2 This Sunday, the opportunity presented itself for another mountain bike ride in the beautiful countryside of our region, so our intention was to follow the second part of the Monastery Route (GR-236), starting from the monastery at Simat and following the route to the Convent d’Aigües Vives and on to the Monastir de la Murta near Alzira. We loaded the bikes in the car and set off [...]

May 052013
 
Mountain Biking the GR-236 Monastery Route Part 1

Mountain Biking the GR-236 Monastery Route Part 1 For today’s mountain biking trip, we decided to take in the first 2 of the 5 monasteries, the Monastery of Sant Jeroni de Cotalba, in Alfauir & the Monastery of the Corpus Christi, in Llutxent, and returning home via Pinet, a route of 45km. We set off at 11am and cycled down to the first monastery, Sant Jeroni, only 5km from the villa, a nice gentle way [...]

May 032013
 
Self Catering Breaks - Costa Blanca Sunshine

Self Catering Breaks – Costa Blanca Sunshine Some time ago we received a reservation from Beverley and Steve for our self-catering apartment, which they wanted to book for three days for themselves and some friends. Beverley and Steve divide their time between their home near Murcia and their house in England, and their friends were coming to visit for a few days, so they wanted to travel around and see some sights along the Costa [...]

Mar 242013
 
Costa Blanca Pet Friendly Accommodation

As part of our policy of promoting ourselves as Pet Friendly Accommodation, we frequently find that guests want to stay here with their pets, as it can often be quite hard to find suitable places to stay. In the last few days, we have had two such groups of guests, but staying with us for very different reasons. The first couple to arrive were Thor and Margarete from Sweden with their thoroughly endearing dog Buster. [...]

Mar 212013
 
Golfing Holidays in Spain

Golfing Holidays in Spain Golfing in the La Safor region We were pleased to welcome a Dutch couple – Willem and Vera – to our villa last week, and they had come not only with the intention of acquainting themselves with Gandia and the surrounding area, but also to play some rounds of golf. They had already spent three nights in Altea, where they had played on courses in the Benidorm area, but wanted to [...]

Mar 042013
 
Bed and Breakfast in Spain

Bed and Breakfast in Spain We were happy to welcome Curt and Sandra who came to stay with us for two nights last weekend. They live in Wiltshire – although Curt is Swedish by birth – and the purpose of their trip was to visit relatives who live in this area, as well as other family members further south near Torrevieja. Their plan was to stay with us for a couple of nights and then [...]

Feb 282013
 
Guided Walking Holidays in Spain

Guided Walking Holidays in Spain The beauty and diversity of the Valencian countryside provides endless possibilities for some superb guided walking. The terrain includes remote high mountain country with sharp limestone ridges, vast open rolling hills, deep river valleys and stunning coastal routes. We have a wide range of private guided trips, designed to cater for all abilities and tastes. The emphasis is placed firmly on enjoyment and safety. Before selecting a guided walking trip, [...]

Feb 212013
 
Rural Bed and Breakfast

Rural Bed and Breakfast We were really pleased to welcome visitors from far away this week – Mike and Sharon Farrell and their family from the United States. They were travelling as a group of six, spanning three generations, and the main purpose of their trip was to visit another family member who was studying in Spain for a semester. The had arrived in Barcelona a few days before travelling to us, and now wanted [...]