We are middle aged couple & have 10 days in October to explore between leaving Barcelona (where we stay 5 nights) & arriving in Valencia (where we have 2 nights). I say a road trip but we are hoping to do most of this by train & bus with maybe a car hire here & there to explore.
We like quiet beautiful beaches (few high rise hotels) & authentic Spanish small towns & vilages (coastal & inland).
Id appreciate help with planning where to go (& how to get there). So far Im looking at possibility Altafulla,, visiting Tarragona, Tortosa, visiting el Delta de l'Ebre, maybe inland to Marella and then maybe down towards Altea on the Costa Blanca. A couple of nights each place.
Does this seem reasonable? Anything we should avoid or what have we missed?
Re accommodation, I would love to stay in some Paradores but not sure if they will be too expensive or inaccessible without a car?