Escapes - Much more than a beach holiday!

Much more than a beach holiday!

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MUCH MORE THAN A BEACH HOLIDAY!

STAY IN A LITTLE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE

VISIT NATURAL WATERFALLS

MAKE PAELLA AMONGST ORANGE TREES

VISIT CASTLES AND MOORISH TOWNS

SEE WINE AND TURON BEING MADE

AIRPORT COLLECTION AND CONCIERGE SERVICE INCLUDED

Most people have visited a Spanish beach resort. Dragging down to the beach from a crowded hotel or driving in from a villa only to find you can´t park; putting up with the heat, the noise and the fast food. Rustic Escapes will change all that and offer you a cultural insight into the real Spain, combining a beach holiday with a peaceful stay in the mountains and an insight into the history and culture of the region.  Combine a morning on the beach with a visit to an interesting town, a winery or a natural landscape and enjoy returning to the peace and quiet of an ancient mountain village after  lunch in a typical restaurant, way off the tourist trail. No need to worry about a car!  We look after the details leaving you free to relax and make the most of your stay.    

One week for 4 people £80 per person per night       THREE DAYS FULL CONCIERGE SERVICE – 24 HR LOCAL REP SUPPORT

For 3-7 nights   Up to 6 people

This escape includes experiences where you are accompanied by our concierges and local experts.  Drop off services to a variety of beaches and resorts; visits to country coffee bars and restaurants off the tourist track; an exploration of  local natural beauty spots, agricultural and social history  See  ITINERARY AND WHAT’S INCLUDED for full details. 

For this escape, your own transport is not required. Guests are collected from the airport and welcomed by our local representative. A concierge package is included, with transport and accompaniment on included visits. When not with the concierge the house guests have good bus connection to the local beaches, towns, shopping centres and major tourist attractions (themed adventure and nature parks, go-karts etc) and the use, in July and August, of a free, municipal swimming pool just down from the house. Numerous bars and restaurants are nearby. Bike and horseriding can be arranged to explore the nearby mountain. There are several good golf courses in the area and guests have use of complimentary golf clubs.

Experience the lifestyle of an authentic Spanish mountain village while enjoying a peaceful and comfortable stay in a traditional house built into the hilltop of a historic village,only 7 km from the sea.

Enjoy the luxuries of comfortable beds, designer baths and a rooftop jacuzzi while living in a historic and traditional village house. In the winter spend the evenings in front of an open fire and in the summer enjoy a glass of wine ´on the street´, immersed in the culture of a typical Spanish village.

Let us drive you to the beaches and show you the area; leaving you free to relax and enjoy your stay. Learn how the locals make sweet, almond confectionery and wine. Meet a local farmer and enjoy a paella workshop amongst the orange trees, learning all about the ancient irrigation channels built by the Romans. Learn all about the moorish and christian history of this fascinating area with visits to the historic towns of Guadalest, Villajoyosa and Xativa. Swim in a natural waterfall high in the mountains, after a coffee in a bar way off the tourist track. Visit the natural parks of Calpe the Cabo San Antonio and  and enjoy a seafood paella on the beach.

Climb the Puigcampana mountain, renowned for its ´vertical´ climb; or let us arrange bicycles or horseriding to explore the countryside. Make use of the complimentary golf clubs and visit a golf course nearby.

Let us drop you at the beach every morning or evening, collecting you when you are ready. Visit the resorts of Villajoyosa, Benidorm, and Calpe or enjoy a day visit to Javea, Denia and Moriara.

Enjoy a day visit to the vibrant, historic city of Valencia or visit the coastal city of Alicante for a spot of shopping.

Rustic Escapes specialises in offering a personalised concierge service, with an English speaking concierge and local representative providing 24 hr support.  We transport and accompany you and ensure you make the most of your stay. Speak to our reservations advisor for more information on our drop-off and concierge service and additional experiences for any day during your stay. For discounted options speak to our reservations advisors.

Day 1 Arrival

You will be met at Valencia or Alicante airport by one of the Rustic Escapes team. Transport is not required as there is bus connection to beaches and towns; bars and restaurants are easily accessed.

You will be taken to your accommodation at Casa de la Campana and your local representative will welcome you and give you an overview of all the places and experiences you can enjoy during your stay. You will enjoy a welcome drink.

You can take a walk around the village or catch a bus to the nearby beach of Cala Finestrat or your local representative can arrange a historian to offer you a guided tour of the ancient battlements and chapel. Visit the free municipal swimming pool (July and August) or let us arrange for a round of golf.  Visit one of the three nearby theme parks or the go-karting circuit in the valley. Take a hike up the mountain to see the views from the top. The mountain has three or four marked trails to suit different types of hiking; we can also arrange bikes for you. Or simply relax in the jacuzzi on the rooftop terrace and admire the beautiful views.

A welcome hamper will be waiting for you including local produce for you to enjoy during your stay.

Day 2   Guests are welcome to alter any of this itinerary to include alternative experiences. Please see details in Additional Experiences.

You will be collected from El Cantonet bar by your concierge and taken to the Fonts dÁlgar. These are natural waterfalls high up in the mountains. You can swim in the waters if you wish. Then you can choose

EITHER

To visit Denia old town and beach, later being driven up to the Cabo de  San Antonio natural reserve, from where you have beautiful views along the coast, before dropping down into Javea town for lunch and then on to the beach afterwards or let us take you to a little known beach to snorkle and enjoy a fish lunch in a small beach restaurant

OR

To drive up through the countryside to enjoy a guided tour of Xativa castle dropping back to Altea old town for lunch or perhaps Altea seafront for a swim.

Day 3

You will be collected by your concierge and taken for a drive through the mountains to Orcheta for breakfast in a little village bar well off the tourist trail. Then decide

EITHER

To drive further up to the ancient village of Guadalest where there are myriad museums and a fascinating insight into the cultural history and agriculture of the region

OR

Visit either the Mendoza winery for a wine tasting session or  Villajoyosa, renowned for an almond confectionary ´turron´, which is eaten every christmas throughout Spain (depending on availability) and enjoy lunch and a walk along the seafront and perhaps a swim on the beach. On the way home we can take you to a little known beach or to have tea in a five star hotel perched high on the rocks

Day 4 onwards
There are so many things to do - something for everyone. Please refer to our Additional Experiences for a few ideas. Take this as a day of rest or  select one of the Additional Experiences which are included in this escape.

Drive up to the orange growing region of Valencia province and meet a farmer who will show you the ancient irrigation channels which feed this fertile area, enjoying a paella amongst the trees

Enjoy a round of golf, using the complimentary golf clubs provided

Visit one of the three theme parks nearby; Terra Mitica, Terra Natura, Aqua world

Go go-karting on the nearby circuit

Visit the seafront city of Alicante for a day of shopping and sightseeing

Visit the picturesque seaside town of Moraria, with its beautiful sandy beach

Visit the port of Javea to see the fish market

We can arrange for a day´s sailing

Learn to scuba dive and we can take you snorkling to el Portet, a little known beach near Javea

Take a donkey for a stroll through the orange trees

Enjoy a day´s cookery course , learning how to make paella on an open fire and how to curedates and olives and use a wood burning oven to make ´oven rice´and a ´Puchero´stew´

Visit the historic castle of Xativa and the moorish town of Alcoy

Visit the historic city of Valencia , the Science museum and the Hemisferic within the renowned City of Arts and Sciences, designed by Santiago Calatrava. The El Saler shopping centre adjoins this and the port and seafront as well as the central park and green river bed and the city centre, all of which are nearby.

For longer stays there are many more sights to see and guests can take their time to enjoy the many experiences Valencia and its huerta have to offer.

The Rustic Escapes team are here to help you to select and plan your stay - personalising your escape in Valencia.

 

Included

  • Collection from Alicante or Valencia airports and welcome from our local representative giving an overview of escape experiences on offer and details of places to visit
  • 24 hour support during your stay from our local representative
  • Stay in La Casa de la Campana, a traditional house in the mountain village of Finestrat, Alicante (This is about 7 km from the sea. There is a bus service to connect you to nearby towns and the beach)
  • Some concierge/drop-off services depending on length of stay (2 days concierge service for a 3 night stay  3 days concierge service for a 5-7 night stay; 1 drop off service for 5 nights; 2 drop off services for 7 nights)  Included for 3 night stay:
  • Visit to towns, natural reserves and beaches as per itinerary
  • Visit to the Mendoza winery and/or the La Jijonenca Turron factory (depending on  availability)
  •  For a 5 - 7 night stay select one of the Additional Experiences to include in your escape. The Local Representative will arrange for drop off services to suit guests
  • Drop off service to airport at end of stay
  • Welcome hamper with local produce
  • Cleaning service on the third day (with a change of linen for a 5 night stay)
  • Complimentary use of golf clubs
  • Rustic's larder and minibar
  • Rooftop jacuzzi
  • Terrace areas with tables and chairs and traditional barbecue
  • Kitchen includes gas oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker
  •  Unlimited water and electricity usage
  • Open fire wood burner with firewood supplied
  • Wifi
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  •  safe deposit box

 

You will stay in La Casa de la Campana in the historic village of Finestrat, in the Alicante province. Please see ´Locations´ for details of our ´Property´

Our Reservations Team can help you to plan your escape and select experiences.

Contact us for any details. All prices are for up to 4 guests in Pounds Sterling.

Many of the experiences are included free within our escapes.


Alicante city tour

The Modernist city evening shopping tour

Visit the city of Alicante with a tour guide which will show you everything about the city. Enjoy a shopping evening in the city centre.

¡Walk up the Puig campana !

Gastronomic Valencia

Enjoy the Puig Campana walking next to your guide who will teach you techniques and take you to the places with the best views.

Golf at Finestrat

Golf at Finestrat

Enjoy a golf evening. Next to La casa de la campana you can find Golf Puig Campana.

Terramitica

Terramitica

Terramitica is a thematic park in Alicante. Rustic Escapes offers the possibility of having transport from La casa de la campana to the park and back and admission to the park.

Javea port and Fish market

Javea port and fish market

Visit the Javea port and fish market

We wait for you and take you to a beach when you are ready! £250

.

Included free in our Much More than a Beach Holiday escape


La Barraca de Aguas Vivas/Orange trees tour and paella workshop

Orange trees and paella workshop

.Visit the beautiful plains of Valencia (one hour by car) and see mile upon mile of orange trees. Visit a picturesque valley , meet a local farmer and enjoy seeing the ancient irrigation channels  and the river Jucar which feed this fertile land, followed by a paella workshop amongst the orange trees.

£350 Included free in our Come & Cook in Valencia and Much more than a Beach Holiday 5 night escape


Xativa castle

Xativa castle

.Visit Xativa castle and enjoy a guided tour around the castle.

£250 Included free in our Escape to Valencia and Much More than a Beach holiday escapes.


Villajoyosa and the turron factory

Villajoyosa and the turron factory

Visit the moorish town of Villajoyosa and the turron factory to see how this sweet almond confectionery is made £200  Included free in our Much More than a Beach Holiday escape

Denia old town, Cabo San Antonio and Javea port and beach

Denia old town, Cabo San Antonio, Javea Port and beach

.We take you to the town of Denia and then a drive to the top of Cabo San Antonio which is a natural park , from where you can see miles acros the sea and down the coast. £300  Included free in our Much more than a Beach Holiday escape

Guadalest

Guadalest

Visit the historic village of Guadalest.

Eat in a mountain restaurant and enjoy a stroll around the little village of Guadalest. £250

Included free in our Much More than a Beach Holiday 5 night stay

Where does the rice come from?

Where does the rice come from?

Please note the lake is one and a half hours from Finestrat. This can be linked to a visit to the city of Valencia. Your concierge will transport you there and back ad all transport is included. Drive to the Albufera lake to see the rice fields and beach, Then enjoy a stroll around Valencia. Price £350  Included free in our Escape to Valencia 5 night stay

Take your donkey for a stroll amongst the orange trees!

Take your donkey for a stroll amongst the orange trees!

.60 mins from Finestrat. Enjoy visiting the main orange growing part of Valencia in the company of a local farmer who will show you the ancient irrigation channels and the Jucar river which feed this fertile land and then cook you a paella in the open air while you stroll through the orange trees with a donkey for company £350 


Visit the Fonts dÁlgar

Fonts dÁlgar

Visit the natural waterfalls and have a swim £150 Included free in our Much More than a Beach Holiday escape

Moraira town and beach

Moraira town and beach

We drive you to this pretty town and seafront so you can enjoy a morning  on the beach £250  Included free in our Much More than a Beach Holiday 5 night stay

Horta de Soriano and farm visit

Horta de Soriano and farm visit

60 minutes away visit the orange growing part of Valencia and a typical farm to see how they harvest and prepare dates, olives and oranges and cook in their wood burning oven. Enjoy oven rice or a puchero (traditional stew)in their company. Bring your swim suit!

£450. Included free in our Come & Cook in Valencia 5 night stay

Calpe natural park and beach

Calpe natural park and beach beach

See the magnificent rock in Calpe which is a natural park. Take a picnic or If you wish eat in the seafood restaurant on the beach £150  Included free in our Much More than a Beach Holiday 5 night stay.

Cycle up the Puig Campana

Cycle up the Puig Campana

Try to cycle up the Puig Camapana. This captivity can be algo arranged in other places of Finestrat.  

Visit to a winery

Visit to a winery

Visit a winery and enjoy a wine tasting experience Prices available depending on dates Included free in our Much More than a Beach holiday

Aquapark

Aquapark

Rustic Escapes offers the opportunity to enjoy a day at the Aquapark. Transport form and to the park form the acquire and admissions to the park.

Enjoy the nature of Finestrat

Enjoy the nature of Finestrat

Finestrat is full of nature. Is there a best way to enjoy the natura than riding a horse?

Rustic Escapes organices for you the best horse riding tour.

City of Arts and Sciences

City of Arts and Sciences

Please note Valencia city is one and a half hours drive from Finestrat. The concierge will transport you there and back. Price includes all transport. The City of Arts and Sciences houses a lake, a Hemispheric cinema offering special effects nature films, a Science Museum, open air bars and restaurants, an Aquarium and an Opera house. From there the city centre can be easily visited. We offer a drop off service, picking you up when you´re ready  and taking you into the gothic centre for a city tour with a local expert concierge £350 .

Included free in Much more than a Beach Holiday 5 night stay

El Bioparc

The Bioparc Zoo

Please note. Valencia is one and a half hours away. Our concierge will transport you there and back and the price includes all transport. Terra Natura is an alternative. Only 5 km from Finestrat. Ask your local representative to book this for you. In Valencia the Bioparc is much more than a zoo. It was created with the animals' wellbeing in mind and is set in  beautiful surroundings. We can offer you a drop off service, visiting first the City of Arts and Sciences followed by a drive along the river bank and around the city centre.

£350 "(admission to Bioparc not included)


The Aquarium

Aquarium

. Please note Valencia is one and a half hours from Finestrat. Your concierge will transport you there and back. The Aquarium is a fabulous park with an outstanding arctic area, underwater tunnel and dolphin show. Combine this with a visit to the City of Arts and Sciences.

We can offer a drop off service any morning, picking you up when you are ready or wait and take you after to the El Saler beach, with its 20 km of golden sand dunes and seafood restaurant.

£400 (admission to aquarium not included) 


Museum of Silk or Ceramics Museum

Museum of Silk or Ceramics Museum

Please note Valencia is one and a half hours from Finestrat. Your concierge will transport you there and back. All transport included .The Museum of Silk and the Ceramics Museum are a fascinating insight into the history of Valencia. Combine either of these with a visit to the Central Market and city tour. (admission Museum included) £350  Included free in Much More than a Beach Holiday 5 night stay

 

Our concierge service offers a personal touch. The concierge will usually accompany you on your experiences or just drop you off and collect you later if you prefer. Of course they can also advise you where to eat, help you with shopping enquiries, assist in buying tickets etc and answer specific questions you may have about your stay - little touches that make your stay comfortable and personal to you. (Note the concierge does not stay at the alqueria with you.)

For specialist experiences Rustic Escapes provides an expert concierge. The team includes an expert farmer and cook. Specialist experiences are led by experts eg cookery workshops, boating etc.

We also provide an optional drop-off service, for guests who do not wish to have a full concierge service, preferring to be simply dropped off somewhere and then collected when they wish to return home.

Our concierges speak Spanish and English and often French too.

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