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Web of Ca Ferminet: http://www.valterra.org/
Ca Ferminet is pet friendly (ask the owner).
Ca Ferminet is a magnificent WValterra" house restored in rustic style that perfectly represents the architecture of the area. With a total capacity of 10 beds, has 5 bedrooms - 4 of them share two bathrooms and one has a private bathroom.
In the top there is a gorgeous loft apartment including two double bedrooms, a shared bathroom, kitchen and living room with TV. It also has hot water, heating in all rooms, living room with TV, fireplace, downstairs bathroom, kitchen and a beautiful and unique courtyard with a barbecue and a large space to enjoy your meals outside.
The hosts of this house, Oscar and Alice, are committed to respect the environment and nature, so they use alternative energy throughout the house and garden their own Arab orchard.
This house is both self-catering and B & B.
Environment & Activities Ca Ferminet
Among the tours, we highlight the following:
• Alcala or Benissili Castle: Views of the valley, a natural source. Perfect for walkers.
• Gallinera or Benirrama Caslte: Views of the valley. Benissili Muslim Castle was built during the eleventh to thirteenth centuries to strengthen the defensive lines against the Christian kingdoms. Perfect for walkers.
• Penya Foradada: At the top of the rock between the valleys of Gallinera and Alcala, a natural rock arch that forms a hole in the mountain and from where you can overlook the valleys. The Sierra de la Foradá has held settlements since the Paleolithic, and features several cave paintings. Perfect for walkers.
• Llombai: Small Iberian town comprising 10 houses and wrapped in legend. It is totally uninhabited and currently being restored.
• Iberian settlement in Xarpolar: Near Benissili, Gallinera. A bid damaged, despite its historical importance. Perfect for walkers.
• Vall de Gallinera
La Vall de Gallinera is located to the northwest of the province Alicante, in Marina Alta, next to Safor in the north and Penya Foradà in the south, a natural passageway to l'Alcoià and Comtat inland regions from the sea.
Its economy depends primarily on farming - cherries (most important crop is collected in spring), olives (which are collected in late autumn and early winter) and oranges, carob, almonds and grapes.
Weather in the valley is warm - the valley is sheltered by mountain ranges and next to the Mediterranean. During a 30km tour, you may discover countless places recommended to hikers and nature lovers, plus long trails and paths through the valley, numerous sources and corners. Its delicious local cuisine will help you regain your strength.
In this beautiful valley tour, you can enjoy a number of small towns beside a sheltered gully between mountains. In addition to its rugged landscape, the valley contains surprises like the ruins of a convent near Benitaia, the abandoned village of Llombai (with a legend) and the remains of Benissili castle.
Muslims founded lots of towns. In the early seventeenth century there were only fifteen, 500 houses and a castle - Alcudia, Alpatró, Benialí, Benicena, Benimamet, Benimamit, Benimarzoch, Benirrama, Benisili, Benissivà, Benitaher, Benitaia, Bulcacim, Carroja, Gallinera (castle), Ráfol and Llombai. At present Gallinera comprises: Benirrama, Benialí, Benissivà, Benitaia, La Carroja, Alpatró, Llombai and Benissili.
In churches across the Valley can still find relics, valuable paintings and images of previous centuries.
Throughout the month of August, festivities are held in all the villages in the valley. At Easter, the pilgrimage to the "Foradà" on Friday and in April 25 San Marco (large bonfires in Alpatró), a thanks-giving event for cherry crops.
2 km from Alpatró is this little village called Benissili (formerly Benicilim) - three streets and less than 30 inhabitants. Crowned by a castle, it was added to Alpatró in 1535, and its appearance and location make it almost unique in the area.
In this charming town you can discover Mata de Benissili Fountain, right off of it, with barbecues and paellas pans. Also another fountain for laundry and supplying water to its inhabitants. Both are a must for rest before going up to the castle. Benisilli castle has an uneven floor and difficult access. It belonged to Al-Azraq, who led several uprisings before surrendering to King James I. Two surprising things in this fortress - the great hall and the impregnable place where it is built on.
• The Legend of Llombai
Llombai is the smallest town in Gallinera. Located midway between Alpatró and Benisssili and currently has no inhabitant. It consists of about ten houses, some of which are being restored. Also near the town, on the bottom, a spring of pristine water, in the shade of large old trees.
It is said that in 1946 a foreigner reached La Gallinera. It was a stranger who even made a large hole in the roof to let the sun in. He used to collect olives and did his living on that. He did not like interacting with people. The rumour goes that he was a Nazi military. Silence goes with this legend, only interrupted by birds singing.
• Centre Btt El Comtat: free access space designed for mountain bikers. 250 km. of marked trails, spread over 9 routes and a range of facilities and support services.
• Pla de Petracos Prehistoric Park : located in Castell de Castells, inside the Marina Alta, Pla de Petracos is a 7,000-year-old sanctuary considered by UNESCO as World Heritage. It keeps a collection of paintings. The visit is complemented by a tour to the "Rock Art Room" installed in the village of Castell de Castells.
• Abrigos de La Sarga: The cave paintings in La Sarga are located along the so-called Mas de la Cova. In these shelters, discovered in 1951 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can see the figures of ancient hunters, animals, and other geometric figures. The cave paintings of La Sarga is currently in a protected area, so you should arrange a visit with Alcoy Municipal Archaeological Museum .
• Rock Art in La Vall de Laguar: Laguar is one of the most spectacular valleys in Alicante mountains formed by Benimaurell, Campell, Fleix and Fontilles. Located at an average altitude of 500 metres, it rises majestically between two mountains in this beautiful valley. On one side, Barranco del Infierno, a natural wonder formed by the Girona River, which separates the Sierra de Carrasca or Ebo, the Sierra del Migdia and runs through the valley down to the Isbert Reservoir. On the other hand, like a real asleep horse, Sierra del Cavall Verd or Sierra del Penyó with lots of sources and springs.
• Rock Art in La Vall de Gallinera: some of the richest Levantine rock art samples. Nature, especially wildlife is the star.