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Get Your Kicks on Route 99!

Route 66, as most will know, is the historic 4,000 km highway that crosses the United States from Chicago to Los Angeles.  BUT…Spain has a higher number! – Route 99 is the road that brings you closer to the most uninhabited villages in the Valencian Community. 

It is a route that links twenty-four Valencian towns with less than a hundred inhabitants, from Famorca to Herbés. Route 99 runs in a style similar to that of the Camino de Santiago – in that you can “stamp in” at each of these municipalities, where different rewards are offered to visitors. 

As a family, by motorbike, cycle or on foot, Route 99 connects you with the “Inner Valencia”

It is a tourism promotion project intended to offer more visibility and visitors to the 24 smallest Valencian towns.

For more promotion of the route, the Valencian band Bajoqueta Rock composed a song, which is included in the promotional video. Take a look….

Villages in the province of Valencia with fewer than 100 inhabitants

In the province of Valencia, Ruta 99 will open your eyes to Carrícola, one of the smallest villages in the province, and Puebla de San Miguel where you can explore a natural park populated with historic trees and micro reserves home to countless Spanish junipers. You also won’t want to miss Sempere with its beautiful viewing point overlooking Bellús reservoir. 

Villages in the province of Alicante with fewer than 100 inhabitants 

There are also villages with fewer than 100 inhabitants in the province of Alicante: Benillup, where you can discover Travadell valley and castle, for instance, as well as  Benimassot, which is known as Balcón de Serrella, Famorca, where you can visit ice houses and cave art and Tollos, located in the valley of the river Seta. Sitting in breathtaking landscapes, these beautiful villages give you a taste of traditional rural life in the province. 

Check out the Ruta 99 website to find out all the information you’ll need about each of the destinations ahead of your visit. And once you’ve done your preparations, set off on a discovery of some of the Region of Valencia’s smallest destinations.

All the municipalities of Route 99

In Alicante

In the Comptat region:

  • Benillup
  • Benimassot
  • Famorca
  • Tollos

In Castello

In the Els Ports region:

  • Herbes,
  • Levers,
  • Vallibona
  • Villores

In the Baix Maestrat region:

  • Castle of Cabres

In the Alto Palancia region:

  • Higueras, Matet,
  • Pavias
  • Sacanet

In the Alto Mijares region:

  • Espadilla
  • Fuente la Reina
  • Fuentes de Ayódar
  • Torralba del Pinar
  • Torrechiva
  • Vallat
  • Villamalur
  • Villanueva de Viver

In Valencia

In the Rincón de Ademuz region:

  • Puebla de San Miguel

In the Vall d’Albaida region:

  • Sempere
  • Carricola

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