The Fundación Oceanogràfic, based in Valencia City, is again organising area walking routes based on the town’s maritime tradition.
The first, tomorrow Friday, January 3rd, is entitled Stories of Romans, tunas and survival adaptations. It leaves the Parador at 10am, following a route from the Arenal beach to the Sequia de la Noria channel, analysing the coastal landscape, its richness and biodiversity.
Particular emphasis will be laid on the historical and cultural values of different eras, pointing out the former Roman fish-farm, the Almadraba method of tuna-fishing and the salt beds, together with the extraction of Javea’s trademark Tosca sandstone.
The second route, Fishermen, salt fish and seafood recipes, is scheduled for Sunday January 26th. It starts at 10.20am at the Lonja–the market where the freshly caught fish is auctioned and includes a walk through the fishing port, learning more about the different types of fishing methods used in Javea and the principal species that are caught locally.
There will be explanations of traditional curing methods and other ways of conserving fish from a professional fisherman and with collaboration from Javea’s Fishing Guild. Both outings are free, but places are limited and can be reserved in person or ringing the tourist offices at Javea Centre (96 579 43 56) and Javea Port (96 579 07 36).