Trains on the Costa Blanca
Between Benidorm and Gata de Gorgos runs a restored 1930's fleet of coaches by the name of the Limon Express. The line is of the most scenic and runs alongside golden beaches. One of the quaint stations even doubles as a beach bar in the summer. When the train arrives at Gata, passengers are given a tour of a guitar factory and are shown typical wicker work of the area. On the return journey passengers are served with wine whilst admiring the fantastic views of the coastline. Details of The Limon Express can be had on 966 803 103 Fax 966 808 521.
Denia to Alicante via Benidorm
One of the most scenic train rides runs on the narrow gauge that runs from Alicante to Denia on the Costa Blanca. The FGV rail was built by a French company in 1914 to transport fresh produce to Alicante. The 93km route passes colourful fishermen's houses, deep gorges, the massive rock at Calpe and the white-washed village of Altea. You can read times, stops and details here.
Trains on the Costa del Sol
The Costa del Sol is served by a train service running from Malaga to Fuengirola and Alora. read details and see a map here.
Spain is also proud of the number of steam trains that have been restored and brought back into use. The best known is the Tren de la Fresa (Strawberry Train) that runs from Madrid to the palace at Aranjuez. its name is due to the fact that the line used to take fresh strawberries to the capital. The tradition is carried on to this day, with fresh strawberries being handed out to passengers en route.