Jaume I's Route to Vall d’Albaida is a regional route, focused on rural tourism and closely related to trekking and cycle tourism. The entire route combines historic and heritage elements with rich landscapes.
The route includes 10 villages: Bocairent, Ontinyent, Albaida, Bufali, Montaverner, La Pobla del Duc, Llutxent, Castelló de Rugat, Rugat and Aielo de Rugat. Two historians created the project, Abel Soler and Rafa Jordá. The route's focus is on following the path travelled by the monarch during the conquest, whose villages and locations are mentioned in the Llibre del Fets, an exceptional 13th-century document.
It can be both walked or cycled with a bicycle of any type, any time of the year. It is oriented toward family tourism, there are hardly any hills, the paths are all paved and there is almost no traffic. Moreover, the region offers the visitor a broad range of tourist options (lodging, restaurants, museums, guided outings and historic monuments).