Route 1: The cultivation of orange trees in Algímia d'Alfara

3 - 4 hours


8,20 km.


231 m. unevenness


Orange trees have been the transforming landscape element in the 20th century in most of the Valencian Community. This potential was not only economic,but was also social, and created a culture around, including irrigated transformations of rain-fed farming, crop substitution, the appearance of mechanisation, and the distribution and commercialisation of oranges. Water pumps, warehouses, cultivation techniques, plant varieties, organisation of irrigation and harvesting are the heritage of that orange tree culture, which has been exemplary, and continues to be so, with time.

This route discovers the recent construction of the citrus landscape that Algímia has undergone. To do so, its thematic development is carried out in the central-eastern sector of the municipality, an area previously used for rain-fed crops. It begins in the town of Algímia before moving on to parts of El Ventorrillo, La Murta, El Clot de Donat, La Rogera and Les Murteres.

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