Jalon Valley (Vall de Pop)
The Jalon valley is famous for beautiful walks, the Sierra Bernia mountains to the South, produce like olives, oranges, almonds, honey, raisins, but most of all, wine production. The largest wine producer in Jalon is Bodegas Xalo. Founded as a cooperative in 1962 by 14 independent growers. Bodegas Xalo now has 370 members and covers 420 hectares! They produce about 3 million kilos of grapes and 1 million bottles a year. Wine production is thought to have started in 1772 by Morrish settlers. Jalon has a famous Rastro market, setup along a dry river trail on Saturdays and has all manner of antiques, furniture, decorative items, clothes, shoes, fruit, honey, beauty products and much more! The regular fruit and produce market takes place on Tuesdays & Saturdays. And once a month there is an organic market. Other towns to explore include Alcalali, Orba, Murla, Benichembla, Lliber, and Castell de Castells. In late January and early February people flock to see the beautiful pink and white almond blossoms all around the area.