We are planning a coach trip to the Medieval/Craft Market in Cocentaina on Thursday 1st November.
The town is just north of Alcoy about an hour and a half drive from Torrevieja, situated between the Serra de Mariola National Park and the Serpis River.
The market has been held annually since 1346 and now boasts around 700 stalls. Once there you are free to wander at your leisure and you have the choice of taking your own food or eating at one of the food stalls, bars or restaurants.
Rosa Tours do the trip for 13€ per person and pick up at several places and the trip will take about 2hours depending on the number of pick ups. I have provisionally booked 30 seats as a group but we may not all be on the same coach although we will have booked under the U3A.
There is also the option, which is preferably really, and that is to hire a coach from them for 370€.
For this we would need between 40 and 55 people to go. The cost would be 10€ each if 40 people wish to go the difference going in a tip to the driver.
The more we get the cheaper it will be. I can't give a firm price until we know how many are interested in going. We would all be picked up at the CMO, which would reduce the journey time and we can choose our own pick up and return times.
We need to tell Rosa Tours if we want a coach of our own or give them numbers, picking up points and payment by the beginning of October.
For the moment I need to know what interest there is in the trip so we can decide our best option.
If you wish to go you can email me at email@example.com
to give me names or you can book at the Coffee Mornings at Rockys over the summer and pay 13€ on the understanding that you will get a refund if we have our own coach.
We will be taking final payments at the Group Fair, Monday 24th September.