Cycling through the Orange Groves

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On Friday we took a ride through the olive and orange groves surrounding the campsite.

Our route

Our route

Fountain in Calig main square

Fountain in Calig main square

Tiled Mural in Calig

Tiled Mural in Calig

Another Side

Another Side

First stop Calig, where there is a lovely 30’s building, tiled on all sides, just on the right as you enter the village.

The Church

The Church

About a mile outside the village we came upon the church depicted on the mural…..it was locked up and appeared to have been mothballed.

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The route leads uphill, away from the church, and through miles of orange groves.

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There is a short segment of main road…we were passed by about 4 cars in 20 minutes; it is very quiet and peaceful here and a massive contrast to the hurly burly of traffic only 8 miles away on the coast. We found a great picnic spot in the hills overlooking the med in the distance.

Citrus World

Citrus World

These are many grapefruit and lemon trees scattered throughout the site. One of the owners, Patricia Orge, was pruning when we got back from the ride and kindly gave us a couple of fat pink grapefruits.

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Moonset

Moonset

Today Saturday we headed north to the small town of Sant Jordi.

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These are the almond orchards next to the site.

Heading for Sant Jordi

Heading for Sant Jordi

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There are many old tractors, and other agricultural machinery, displayed on the farms on the roadside en route to Sant Jordi.

Sant Jordi

Sant Jordi

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Fountain in Sant Jordi

Fountain in Sant Jordi

We stopped by this fountain on the way into the town…as Nia pointed out it is modelled on a similar one at the Alhambra.

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This is the church which looks out over Sant Jordi, in the Moorish style.

Detail of Church Tower.

Detail of Church Tower.

Cyclamen

Cyclamen

Nia snapped this outside the church.

We cycled back to Calig for another major blowout, at a restaurant just on the edge of the town, which had to be followed by a long snooze in the sun.

We are more than impressed with Camping L’Orangeraie; it is quiet, peaceful and friendly and we have lots of space on the terraced and beshrubbed pitches. The facilities are perfect…spotless, bags of hot water etc.

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Posted in - Spain, 2015 Spring, Càlig, Valencia
2 comments on “Cycling through the Orange Groves
  1. Rosie Pike says:

    Looks and sounds lovely, if only I could drag Tony away from the coast!

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