Ethnobotany and/or related history:
Retracing our steps, we will come back to the village entrance, to take the Ferrocarril de Alcoy Street (which is where the train from Alcoy to Gandia used to run, and which nowadays one can take as a Green way throug the majestic landscape of Racó del Duc) until leaving the village.
.-History description: FERROCARRIL DE ALCOY
The narrow track railroad project from Alcoy to the Grao de Gandia was presented in 1887, and the funding came from London in 1889, thanks to a Bristish company that had to build the harbours for a modern port in Gandia; The Alcoy & Gandia Railway & Harbour Company, implemented the building work between 1891-1892. Around 1910 the railway system carried 66.000 tons per year, 23.000 of them were coal for the factories in Alcoy. It also imported salt, fish, tobacco and wood by the sea, and exported towards the coast paper, cardboard, olive oil, wine, flour, textiles, fruits, vegetables, etc.
Potries was relevant for its earthenware pottery, exporting around 2000 tons of tiles and roof tiles per year, as well as a variety of agricultural products. Potries is 4 kilometres away from Vilallonga, a distance which the train took about 13 minutes to complete. The ticket Price in first class was 1,70 pesetas (0,011 euros), and the average speed of the train was 25 kilometres per hour; many travellers took advantage of this low speed to come down and pick some oranges to refresh themselves on the way.