Day 1 and starting point: Cullera, Restaurant El Cordobés, page 165 of the España Discovery guide, 39º08'04''N, 00º14'08''W.
Show the current edition of España Discovery guide to the host, thus the owners will know that you know the 'code of conduct' or the 'golden rules', hello and say goodbye! A dinner, breakfast or lunch in the restaurant is the best way to say thanks for letting us stay overnight on the spot. Buy your España Discovery guide here: www.espana-discovery.es/en/products
Day 2: Valle de Guadalest, barbecue at Restaurant and Museum El Riu, page 178 of the España Discovery guide, 38º39'52''N, 00º09'36''N
Located at the entrance of Valle de Guadalest (interior of Benidorm), the specialty of the restaurant is grilled meat. It is very curious to see -at the entrance of the dining room- the large barbecue where all kinds of meat are cooked; veal, lamb, rabbit, chicken, quail.
It is also possible to taste typical gastronomy from the mountains of Alicante, such as olleta de blat, stew, garlic soup, seasonal vegetables or sausages. Desserts are especially interesting, made with medlar, the emblematic fruit of this zone of Alicante, among other delights.
Take a 'petit déjeuner' Valencian style, that is a 'bocata' of longaniza and a coffee before continuing route. The Castell de Guadalest parking is small, good for large vehicles during medium / low season but not recommended during July and August. Castell de Guadalest has been able to maintain, through the centuries, the most typical features of the populations of the Alicante's interior. It deserves visit.
Bodegas Los Frailes, Fontanars dels Alforins, page 175 of the España Discovery guide, 38º, 46'26''N, 00º49'56''W; (please call and book the visit).
Great views and fantastic sunset. Buy and drink some wine, spend the night at the bodega of course.
The guide España Discovery and map are available at: www.espana-discovery.es/en/products