It’s a journey that takes you along a salt trail to the hot spring Rambla Salada. If you’re feeling lazy, you can do some sightseeing in the town of Cox instead, which features a windmill that is now an ethnographic museum, and a castle with an amazing view of Vega Baja and the sea, or the town of Novelda with its beautiful church and castle. After that, you can go to a Spanish winery. You can also visit an olive oil factory, where they have been producing olive oil for generations. You can’t get this kind of olive oil anywhere else.
The trip starts with a drive through beautiful scenery alongside orange and lemon plantations as you approach the mountain range. It’s not a long drive. After an hour or so, you’ll reach the salt trail in a ravine. The trail takes a few hours to complete, but it isn’t dangerous, and even children over the age of seven should be fine. The trail leads along Roman aqueducts, you climb up and down which makes the trip interesting. The views are amazing, worth stopping to take pictures. After about three hours, you’ll make your way back through the bottom of the ravine. Once you’ve completed the journey, take a rest and go to the nearby pub for some beer or a cosy restaurant for lunch, where you can try the local food and wine. After that, head to Almazara Nazario, where they’ve made some of the highest quality olive oil for generations. Watch a video about how it’s made, or try it for yourself. The last destination of the trip is a winery, where they sell wine straight from the barrel. You can buy a very good five-year-old red wine for the price of €1.6/L. If you’re not sure which kind you want, you can try a sample first.