The geography of Elche is conditioned by water and its usage. In the wetland areas, the irrigation channels that wind their way alongside the groves of palm trees, the Nature Reserves of El Hondo or Las Salinas, or even the pine forests next to the beaches of La Marina and El Carabassí, there are areas of the Elche countryside which may be visited on foot, and which allow the visitor to really feel part of these environments of great biodiversity and of a cultural heritage of enormous richness. Other pathways run along the waterside of the entire course of the Vinalopó River and through the Nature Reserve of Clot de Galvany.
In the city centre, the Palm Grove Route is a walk by major urban gardens begining and ending in the San Plácido grove, where the Palm Grove Museum is located.
The local company Tarsa organises made-to-measure guided tours through the varied nature spaces. They specialise in any kind of groups and companies.
Avanzatour also offers tourist packages combining hiking through nature spaces (El Hondo, Las Salinas, Clot de Galvany, Elche’s countryside and the different palmtree groves) with attractive complementary activities, including wine tasting, balloon flights and Spa.
The Unión Excursionista de Elche (Paseo de los Montañeros Ilicitanos, 5.Telephone 966 66 39 81) specialises in outdoor activities, potholing, mountaineering, nature trails and walks. They may find corners more typical, real experts
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More information in Pabellón Esperanza Lag or in the phone 966 658 122