To the southwest of the province of Valencia, bordering with the neighbouring Albacete, is a strip of fertile lands that drink from the Jucar, Cautaban and Reconque Rivers. A series of towns at the banks of these rivers are united both under the territory and by history. Cofrentes (*)(*) See explanation -at the confluence of the Jucar and Cabriel Rivers- acts as the entrance point to the Valley from the North, neighbouring with the towns of Jalance (*)(*) See explanation , Jarafuel (*)(*) See explanation , Teresa de Cofrentes (*)(*) See explanation , Zarra (*)(*) See explanation and Ayora (*)(*) See explanation .
The abundance of rivers that cross through these lands carve out a relief of ravines, mountains and valley, with Mediterranean vegetation abundant in pine forests accompanied by rosemary, thyme, rockrose, retama shrubs and esparto. In other zones, the forest alternates with junipers, oaks and arbutus.
In the lowlands farmers cultivate cereals, olives, vineyards and especially fruit trees, peaches in particular for their renowned quality.
The wide valley where the towns sit are marked off to the west by the Boqueron, Palomera and Mugron mountain ranges, and to the east by the colossal Muela de Cortes de Pallás (*)(*) See explanation and the Caroig. These mountains are the natural habitat of animals such as hares, wild boars, mouflons, Spanish goats, very difficult to contemplate at these latitudes. The red-legged partridge, strix owls and golden eagles are at home in the particular fauna of this Mediterranean forest. The clean waters of the rivers that bathe the territory are home to carp, barbels, pike, trout and crayfish.