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Valencia.The Albufera Natural Park

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Distance
8.08 mi
Elevation gain
23 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
23 ft
Max elevation
10 ft
TrailRank 
41
Min elevation
-28 ft
Trail type
Loop
Coordinates
365
Uploaded
December 12, 2015
Recorded
December 2015
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near El Saler, Valencia (España)

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Itinerary description

The natural space formed by the Albufera lake and its surrounding was declared Natural Park in 1986. With a surface of 21000 hectares, it belongs to 13 different municipalities: Valencia, Alfafar, Sedaví, Massanassa, Catarroja, Albal, Beniparrell, Silla, Sollana, Sueca, Cullera, Albalat de la Ribera and Algemesí.

From an environmental point of view three major units are distinguished:
-The Albufera lake
-The Marsh, occupied mostly by rice paddies
-La Restinga or sand bar that separates the lake from the sea

The levee, 30 km in length is occupied almost entirely by human urban constructions. Only a portion of the levee, known as the Devesa de l'Albufera currently maintains a well-preserved dune system.
The Devesa de l'Albufera is a narrow coastal strip of sand that forms part of the levee that in the Quaternary, closed the Gulf of Valencia leading to the Albufera. In the Devesa de l'Albufera, 10 km long and 1 km wide, we can find, from the sea inland, four ecosystems:
-The beach
-Moving dunes or first dunes
-Malladas or inter-dune depressions
-Fixed Dunes or second dunes

Waypoints

PictographPhoto Altitude -8 ft
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1Beach

05-DEC-15 11:09:05 UTC

PictographPhoto Altitude -8 ft
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3LagoonNonPermanent

05-DEC-15 11:28:22 UTC

PictographPhoto Altitude 4 ft
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4Lagoon

05-DEC-15 11:42:06 UTC

PictographPhoto Altitude 4 ft
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5Flowers

05-DEC-15 13:53:18 UTC

PictographPhoto Altitude 4 ft
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6Channel

05-DEC-15 14:08:42 UTC

PictographPhoto Altitude -15 ft
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7Lagoon

05-DEC-15 14:11:49 UTC

PictographPhoto Altitude -12 ft
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8Lagoon

05-DEC-15 13:15:47 UTC

PictographPhoto Altitude 4 ft
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9Lagoon

05-DEC-15 14:15:54 UTC

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