Nomadic Camping Car is surrounded by several protected natural spaces: to the north it borders the Serra Calderona and in a more northern strip, the Sierra de Espadán. To the east of the Calderona and bordering the sea, the Marjal del Moro. To the west is the Túria Natural Park and to the south of the city of Valencia is the popular Albufera de València.
The Sierra Calderona Natural Park
With an approximate extension of 18,019 hectares, this natural space composed of a succession of gentle reliefs, is one of the last foothills of the Iberian System, the highest point being the top of Montemayor, with a height of 1,012 meters.
The natural park extends into the northern part of the province of Valencia, with the southernmost slopes located about 13km from Nomadic Valencia Camping Car.
A very interesting option for road bike lovers, or for fans of long-distance routes on a hybrid bicycle, is to take a route that starts from the camper area itself and reaches the town of Náquera through a wide bike lane. You can find more information about this route and other well-known road cycling routes through the Sierra de Espadán in our “Activities” section.
The proximity of the Sierra Calderona to the sea offers the possibility of enjoying spectacular views of the Gulf of Valencia from its many viewpoints, the most famous of which is the Garbí viewpoint.
Trails, castles, viewpoints, monumental trees, medieval convents … are some of the most outstanding attractions of this mid-mountain enclave.
Check more information about this protected natural area, through the following links:
Other protected natural areas of interest
Nomadic Camping Car is an ideal starting point for one day excursions to other areas of natural interest, some of which are also accessible by public transport or by bicycle.
We want to highlight among them:
La Marjal del Moro
It is a small coastal wetland of about 620 Ha, located about 17 km north of Albalat dels Sorells and which is currently a relevant space from an ornithological point of view as it is a host place for many species, some of them seriously from danger of extinction, as is the case of the Pardilla Teal (Marmaronetta angustirostris). In short, a little gem for fans of ornithology, and a pleasant wetland ideal to visit with children, exploring it on foot or by bicycle.
If you dare to get to know it, don’t forget to include a visit to CEACV: the Center for Environmental Education of the Valencian Community. This reference center in terms of training, information and environmental awareness, houses a permanent exhibition of the Marjal dels Moros that includes the possibility of seeing and listening to the sounds of the marsh through the management of a web cam installed in one of the lagoons where more birds are usually sighted.
Check the following link for more information:
- CEACV web
The Sierra de Espadán Natural Park
Located in the south of the Province of Castellón, in the last foothills of the Iberian System, it is one of the best-preserved natural spaces in the entire Region of Valencia.
The Sierra de Espadán is a great mountainous massif with innumerable fountains, cool ravines and lush cork oak forests. The park runs between the basins of the rivers Mijares and Palancia.
The Sierra de Espadán Natural Park offers the visitor a great diversity in terms of the ecosystems represented: pine forests of “Rodeno” pine, riverside forest, rural areas, the typical Mediterranean forest of holm oaks and Aleppo pine and interesting peculiarities such as chestnut groves, but without a doubt, the cork oak forest is the most representative ecosystem of the Sierra de Espadán Natural Park, both for its uniqueness and its good state of conservation.
Check here for more information:
- Natural Park Sierra de Espadán
- Address and opening hours of the visitors centre, in the village of Eslida
The Turia Natural Park
The Turia Natural Park stretches along the plain of this well-known Valencian river and offers an environment of characteristic fluvial landscapes that, from the metropolitan area of València, runs through several Valencian regions, including l’Horta de València.
The bicycle is the ideal way to get to know this natural enclave, which has managed to survive despite the growing industrial and urban pressure in its surroundings. But it is not the only means of transport that we can use to tour the park, since at present, several active tourism companies offer horseback riding, or kayak routes, among other activities.
We will be happy to inform you how to get to this natural space without having to move your RV from the camper park, as well as offer you proposals for activities to do.
More information about the Turia Natural Park through this link: