Oct 082012
Winter Sun - Special Offers for Mountain Biking in February & March 2013.

February and March are superb months during which to plan a holiday to Spain.  Flights are cheap, the main holiday season has yet to commence, and after a long northern winter, many British and northern Europeans are longing for some much needed sun! February and March are very much Spring months here in Valencia, and provide excellent weather conditions for mountain biking. For the Spring 2013 season, we´re offering some superb deals at Refugio Monduver.  Having teamed up with Mountain Biking Valencia, we are offering discounted accommodation and the opportunity to design your own break. Essentially, during the months of February and March Refugio Monduver is available to rent for €450 per week.  It sleeps a maximum of 8 people but we do not apply a minimum occupancy so it´s also available to couples and smaller groups. This year, we´re offering this discounted rate alongside the opportunity to design a [...]

Sep 232012
Costa Blanca Climbing

One of the great things about the Costa Blanca is the ability to do outdoor sports – pretty much throughout the year. For anyone living here this is a tremendous luxury and this is particularly true of sports that require dry weather. Certainly, Mediterranean Spain tends to bathe in the luxury of over 300 clear days a year and this is a boon whether you are a walker, golfer, cyclist, sailor or, like myself, a rock climber. All of a sudden you can find that the frustrations of living in Northern Europe and battling the weather largely disappear. In fact, the endurance element (with regard to the weather) of your particular sport can be left, thankfully, well behind. Rock climbing, of course, is a very weather dependent sport (you can only climb when rock is dry!) and it is therefore an excellent gauge of what you can do on the [...]

Aug 122012
Natural Park of Albufera de Valencia

Just 35 minutes drive from Refugio Monduver lies the Natural Park of Albufera de Valencia.  The freshwater lake of some 40 square kms is surrounded by rice fields, which are the origin of Spain´s most famous dish Paella. The Valencia area produces over 100,000 tonnes of rice each year and the village of El Palmar, located on the southern shore of the lake is where the Valencians go to enjoy this most traditional of dishes. The lake and surrounding rice fields and reed beds provide crucial habitat to a wide range of bird species.  There are over 4,000 pairs of Herons and Egrets and over 500 Glossy Ibis.  In spring, species such as Collared Pratincole, Purple Heron, Night Heron and Great Reed Warbler make their annual migration from Africa and arrive in Albufera to breed.  The park also provides wintering grounds for over 100,000 ducks. Perhaps the best way to [...]

Aug 012012
Refugio Monduver

Refugio Monduver Named after the imposing peak that stands behind the village of La Drova, Refugio Monduver is a 4 bedroom house offering self catering accommodation in the beautiful mountains of Valencia, Costa Blanca, Spain. It´s spacious yet rustic style appeals to those looking for a comfortable and relaxed “home from home”. Located in the mountain village of La Drova at over 375 metres above sea level, yet only 15km from the coast, it makes the perfect base for walkers, cyclists, mountain bikers, Costa Blanca climbers, bird watchers and nature lovers. Refugio Monduver is available to rent per week or for short breaks of 3 nights. We offer pet friendly accommodation, so animals are very welcome. The property has a fully enclosed rear garden where dogs have space to play in complete safety. Self catering accommodation in the mountains of Valencia, Costa Blanca, Spain. Ideal base for walkers, cyclists, mountain [...]