The cultural and natural heritage for which we Valencians feel fortunate to possess, and which we invite visitors to discover, is of astounding beauty and variety.
In the Valencia Region we can find practically all types of landscape: except in the high mountains and tropical forests, the territories are characterized by dense forests in the north and interior of Castellón, Valencia, and Alicante, beech forests, tejeras, and groves of holm oaks, cork oaks, and junipers, in a good state of preservation, as well as sub-desert landscapes of very high botanical value.
Peaks reaching nearly 2,000 meters with high-altitude vegetation and extensive wetlands embraced by dunes overlooking the sea.
Areas exposed to heavy rainfall and brushy areas on the edge of dryness, cliffs overflowing with vegetation but also lonely coves and, of course, wide beaches on the Mediterranean.
This diversity of ecosystems forms a unique natural environment, rich in over three thousand different species of plants, including many exclusive endemic species, with areas where species that have disappeared or do not exist in the rest of Europe are often found. These places also serve as a refuge for countless birds during their annual migration and as protected nature parks that can be explored quietly and in the tranquility that biking offers.
A richness that, in the European context, makes the Valencia Region one of the main mountainous territories in more than half of its extension. An extraordinary diversity also due to the abrupt irregularity of the geography, its dichotomy rather than its altitude: mountain-coast, hills and valleys, sun and shade, snow and sea.