This route develops through the Ombria mountain, south of our city. It starts at the sports centre and continues through the streets of D. Juan de Austria, Plaça República de Malta, Corts Valencianes up until the bridge that crosses the Vaca’s river.
We continue though the left and cross the bridge arriving to a bifurcation of 3 ways, we have to continuing along the centre heading the Pont del Riu’s path. After round 200 meters we will cross the Badell but from another bridge and will continue the way until we get to the crossover with the Ombria’s path.
In this intersection, we continue to the left, along the Ombria’s path, we continue through this track heading east, until we get to a path to our right with a sign indicating Bolomor’s cave. This is a dirt track and will take us to the foot of the Bolomo’s ravine, passing through a small cottage in our right hand.
From this point onwards we continue through a footpath that we ascend until we reach the Bolomor’s cave.
The rout to get back to the sports centre is exactly the same as the one we did to arrive to Bolomor.
The Bolomor’s cave is an archaeological site located 2 km southeast of Tavernes de la Valldigna a town in Valencia. The excavation and research were done since 1989 inside the archaeological excavations’ program to the Prehistoric Research Service to the Prehistory’s Museum to the Valencia‘s Provincial Council. The archaeological work has the corresponding authorization from the Directorate General to Heritage to the Generalitat Valenciana.
The cavity’s excavation has provided abundant prehistoric materials, stone remains, bone, combustion structures and fossil hominids. The site is particularly important for its wide chronostratigraphy ranging from the Middle Pleistocene to the early Pleistocene, between 100,000 and 350,000 years up until now. The most relevant findings, concern partners remains of the oldest known Valencian lands belonging to the ancient human settlement Palaeolithic.
Research has documented an exceptional and unique prehistoric record on the use of households over 250,000 years, evidence of controlled fire is among the oldest in Europe. The lifestyles of these ancient hominids, an important part of them, have been discovered for the first time here with the incorporation of novel behaviours in the use of food resources and patterns of acquisition thereof.
The Bolomor’s cave represents an important place on the Mediterranean to discover the origins and characteristics of European Palaeolithic settlement, ways of life of Neanderthals and other hominids that preceded them.