The source of the Clariá river can be found in Bocairent, from where it meanders on for 40 km, passing through Ontinyent and forming the “Pou Clar” natural pools before finally flowing into the Albaida river. The Clariano river pathway follows the river along a 30 minute stretch on the outskirts of the town and is apt for all types of public. Reeds, water lillies and poplars line the route. The “Borreguet” and “la Teula” fountains provide crystal clear fresh water. At one end of the pathway the “Mitja Calça” bridge can be found.
This bridge was the main entranceway into the town until 1950 when the “Sant Blai” bridge, a few metres further on, was inaugurated. There are two information panels explaining the use of water as an energy source to power the watermills that were used in the textile factories built along the riverbed. The “Barranc de la Fos” pathway or the old trail which once connected Bocairent and Ontinyent follows the course of the Clariá river and it is here that we can see the remains of some of these textile factories.
Plaça de l'Ajuntament, 2
46880 Bocairent (Valencia)
Tel.: 96 290 50 62