This is literally a cool combo - mountain top and cave below!
This is a day of adventure, nothing hardcore but a great change from the sightseeing and history of a usual trip in Spain. You will be heading inland where many of the villages are located in isolated settings such as Guadalest.
Guadalest Valley is known as the 'Eagles Nest' and is situated some 14 miles inland about an hour from Alicante. This magical destination offers some of the most breathtaking views of any village in Spain and is considered one of the 4 most beautiful Spanish villages in the country. With a population of 200, the village is set high up on a pinnacle and carved out of a mountain top. One of the most famous landmarks is the Penon de La Alcala tower which rises high above the village and has a commanding view of the valley below. The castle village, which is reached through a tunnel, is a delight with craft and souvenir shops, several cafes and small museums.
Your second destination are a study in contrast and delightfully so. The beautiful Canelobre Caves can be found in the small town of Busot around 19 miles from Alicante on the southeastern Mediterranean coastline. This ancient cave system is said to be the deepest and longest in the whole of Spain. The entrance to the cave can found some 2300 feet high on the Cabezón de Oro (Big Golden Head) mountain. Famous for its 230 foot cathedral shaped vault, Canelobre Caves were formed several millions years ago and are a forever changing wonder of the natural world.
Upon entry, the caves open up for you into a spectacular underground cavern where minerals have been deposited to resemble “Candelabras”. This is how the caves' name was derived. As magnificent as the Canelobre Caves are, much of the naturally beautiful appearance of the caves is dramatically enhanced using an intricate lighting system. The lighting system along with the natural acoustics only adds to the Cathedral-like feel of the caves.
This is a perfect combination that will deliver a wonderful break from daily sightseeing. The drive back to Alicante is just 30 minutes. Enjoy!
- Food, beverages, gratuities are not included.
- Admissions not included. The admission for the Archeological Museum is approximately 2€ per person and must be paid on site.
- Please dress comfortably as it will be warmer in the city than from the scenic sights above.
- A portion of the tour is on foot and may be on uneven surfaces. Please wear sturdy and comfortable shoes.
- Cave admission are approximately 7€ for adults, 4.50€ for seniors and 3.50€ for children and those with disabilities. Children under 5 are admitted for free.
- This tour departure time may begin earlier. Please contact ShoreTrips before booking.
Days offered: 7 days a week