The Sierra de Mariola natural park forms part of the municipal area of Bocairent. It is rich in flora and fauna, and also contains many remnants of the ancestral usage given to the sierra’s many raw materials. An example of this are the various ice caves that were built to store snow in order to make ice, and which was later commercialised throughout the towns and villages in the region.
The source of the Vinalopó river can be found in the Sierra de Mariola, as can one of Valencia’s most emblematic peaks: the Montcabrer mountain. There are many paths and routes criss-crossing the sierra making it the perfect place to go for excursions on foot, by bike or on horseback.