La Safor nature trail – From Oliva to Gandia
This trail runs through the old route of the Carcaixent-Dénia railway line, considered to be Spain’s oldest narrow-gauge railway (1864) which was constructed for the orange and silk trade. You can start the trail in Oliva at the end of Paseo de Joan Fuster, following the cycle path towards the municipality of Piles. It’s a straight and comfortable route, during which you’ll be able to see irrigation systems in the plots of land reserved for orange trees. The route continues to the town of Gandia. Once you’re there, you’ll be able to go on to the Parque de la Estación, where you can find an old locomotive, restored and exhibited as a sculpture.
Starting point: Oliva-Gandia cycle path
Distance: 6.5 km
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes