Chulilla is about 45 minutes inland from Valencia and boasts a gorgeous canyon, picturesque white washed village, hill top castle ruins and (of course, or why would we go?) awesome sport climbing. We drove down from Mother’s Garden to meet up with a robotics obsessed Slovenian (Roboslov?).
Nobody seems to mind the gaggle of VW’s parked up from the village for days on end, which allows for a very cheap stay (toilets and wifi can be found in the cafe in the village). The canyon is very beautiful, tall pink red walls dipping down into the creator river – clear and clean and cold. We were there just as the rosemary and wild irises were coming into flower.
Climbing-wise there is heaps of hard (6b – 8c+) climbing. There is one little crag at the far end of the canyon for the lower level climber. It is a perfect spot, just on the river. I would have enjoyed it if it had been a little less garden-y and if I had been in the mood. I’d like to go again and just do some walking.