It would be a nice idea to get recommendations about tours available with a stroller in tourist information. Once you have a child you look at things from different point of view. Till now I was looking at places from dog owner’s point of view (e.g. can I enter a restaurant with a dog), and now from parent’s point of view (if there is a changing table in the cafe, is the door wide enough for a stroller and so on). In order to find the good route, we were using GoogleEarth maps. Sometimes we just checked the place by our own. So what did we see on four wheels?
There was an elevator in our building just big enough to fit a stroller and ourselves, however, there were 4 steps between it and the main door. It wasn’t a problem for both of us, but it would be if I was alone, because the stroller with Tomek is simply too heavy for me.
After crossing the street we entered Javea‘s promenade with the long beach and many restaurants. We walked it many times.
2. Unsuccessful approach to the bay Cala Blanca
We thought our pram is like the off-road vehicle but we were wrong. After several meters, we decided to retreat and come back with the baby carrier.
Montgo is a 753 m. above sea level mountain rising majestically over Javea. The trek begins with a nice, relatively flat road, then rises a bit and finally changes into very steep and narrow path winding among the bushes. The first part had to be enough for us, nevertheless, it was a beautiful way of making “acquaintance” with Montgo and getting the first suntan.
4. Xàbia Historica
Narrow streets, XIV century gothic church and city hall is what historic center of Xabia includes. I love wandering aimlessly through the narrow cobbled streets. There were often colorful decorations, flags, flowers or saints figurines. However, I cannot imagine living there. You can shake hands with a neighbor through the window and there is probably not so much light when the buildings are 3 meters apart. And I like when sun peers inside the room. Well, some places are meant to be admired, not lived in. At least by me.
5. Playa de la Granadella
We were driving through the area of the quite recent fire. Dried glades, black leafless trees, and blackened walls. Horrifying.
We arrived at the parking just off the beach and took Tomek in the stroller, which protected his skin against the sun. Playa de la Granadella impresses with its warm azure water and rocks around. Just entering the water without proper shoes wasn’t that easy. The stones were smooth but they made feet hurt anyway and were very slippery in the water. Still, swimming in the sea was just awesome.
6. Parque Natural de Serra Gelada, El Faro, Albir
The route from the foot of Serra Gelada range till lighthouse El Faro in Albir. Its gently rising trail was perfect for a stroller, or the bike for that matter. The views were simply indescribably marvelous.
Very interesting city. We noticed it already while driving from the airport to Javea. In the sixties, Benidorm was a small fishing village and in the following years, it has become tourist resort called Mediterranean New York as there are plenty of skyscrapers. The highest has 47 floors and 192 meters. Benidorm has also long beaches and viewing terrace Balcon del Mediterraneo. It is also known as European Las Vegas because of numerous bars and night clubs. We didn’t have a chance to experience this, but we were walking around and were quite amazed by beautiful streets of its center.