The 2024 edition will be the first time that the VCV – Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana will visit the town of Vall d’Ebo, where the Vuelta a España did pass this past summer 2023, in a stage that climbed the Alto de Vall d’Ebo and the Cova del Rull.
The orography of Vall d’Ebo, part of the Mancomunitat de Pego i Les Valls, offers countless mountain routes for cycling. Many cycling enthusiasts from the Comunitat Valenciana ride along them every weekend with their groups of cyclists.
Traditionally, dry farming (olive, almond and carob trees) has been the main economic engine of Vall d’Ebo, which is now one of the main tourist enclaves in the Marina Alta region.
Vall d’Ebo has a great archaeological attraction. The Fosca Cave, with engravings of Levantine Art from the Palaeolithic period, is the spearhead of a locality in which Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age remains have been found, as well as the remains of many farmhouses of Arab origin.
Hiking is Vall d’Ebo’s own sporting activity, as its orographic characteristics provide space for almost a dozen routes. ‘El Barranc de l’Infern’, one of the most intricate gorges in the whole of the Valencian Community, is the most outstanding of these routes.
Some of the typical dishes of the Mediterranean gastronomy of Vall d’Ebo are ‘mintxos’ (similar to pasties), ‘olleta’ (similar to ‘fabada’) and ‘puchero’, a more traditional dish to which ‘pilotes’ are added at Christmas.