Vall de Gallinera
Together with Benirrama, Benissivà, Benitaia, La Carroja, Alpatró, Llombai and Benissili, Benialí forms the municipality of Vall de Gallinera.
The influence of the Moors, who occupied the valley for six centuries, is still visible today. The white villages, with their small narrow streets, the irrigation canals and the ruins of the fortresses that protected the valley on both sides, are relics of that time. It was not until the seventeenth century that the land came into the hands of the Duke of Gandia. To repopulate the area, he had about one hundred and fifty families come over from Mallorca.
Walking and cycling
In addition to the famous Ruta de los Ocho Pueblos, which takes you on the ancient paths through all eight villages, there are many other walks you can undertake in the valley. From Benialí there is also the Arte Rupestre (3 km), Mirador del Xap (3 km), La Forada (9 km) and Cima de la Safor (17 km). Do you need help finding the paths? You will find all walks on Wikiloc.
Do you want to enjoy it while nature is at its best? In 2020, the Spanish travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler named the valley’s cherry blossom as the most beautiful in Spain. Ideally they say, one comes in March, when the blossom is in full bloom.