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GUIDED MOUNTAIN WALKS

Puig Campana.
Finestrat

Sitting at 1408m, the Puig Campaña is the second highest Mountain on the Costa Blanca, with the Aitana, which sits behind the Puig Campaña being the highest at 1557m. With that having been said, you can try to imagine the scenery. This trail takes you from the Font de Moli in the town of Finestrat, and takes you around the base to the rear of the Mountain. From here its a steeper walk up to the summit, then back down the same way, and around the rest of the base, in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. This walk is one of the "must do's" when in this area, with its breathtaking scenery and beautiful natural fonts, it really makes you feel at one with nature and completely away from the hustle and bustle of it all!


NOTE- Walk Duration Approx. 5-7Hrs. Please bring at least 2L of water, packed lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Difficulty: Hard. 

Technical difficulty: 8/10

Distance: 16KM's

There is also a natural font at starting/finishing point for water. 

Sierra De Bernia.
Altea la Vieja

This walk takes you up to the iconic ridge line that sits behind the town of Altea, sitting at 1126 metres and approx. 5km long. This walk includes a visit to an old 16th century fort (1562), and was built as a look out post for Barbary pirates towards the end of the Moors and Christians campaign. We will also discover a natural Forat (Tunnel) in the Mountain that goes from the south side to the north side of the ridge, very impressive! This was also used by the local Shepherds to help herd their flock and assist in counting them as the came through one by one and is still done to this day. With stunning views and just an impressive sense of being, this walk offers the lot. On a clear day you can even see Ibiza and Formentera!!





NOTE- Walk duration Approx. 4-5Hrs. Please bring at least 2L of water, packed lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Difficulty: Medium - Hard.

Technical difficulty: 5/10

Distance: 10KM's

El Castellet.
Polop to Finestrat 

This walk starts at El Castellet, near to the town of Polop and winds its self through a beautiful Valley with Sierra de polop and Penyo Cabel rising high on either side, you then get to a point where the views on Sierra dels Castellets (ridge line) are spectacular!! We then head over a small Col (gap in ridge line) and then we wind down on to the circuit of the Puig Campana and head to Finestrat ready for pick up. 








NOTE- Walk duration Approx. 4-5Hrs which includes many breaks. Please bring at least 2L of water, packed lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots. 

Difficulty: Medium - Hard

Technical difficulty: 4/10

Distance: 13KM's

Guadalest Reservoir.
Guadalest

Another visually stunning and easy paced walk. We start off at the Guadalest Dam, giving us amazing views down the valley of the river de Guadalest, and head around the Reservoir in an anti-clockwise direction. Guadalest itself is full of history, with the castle being built by the Moors back in the 12th century when there was a strong Moorish settlement here due to its perfect, defensive location and height at Approx. 595m. Nowadays, having been struck by earthquakes and then bombs during the Spanish Civil war, Guadalest sits peacefully, perched on top of a steep rocky outcrop, with views that will simply stun you, and is now classed as a "Monument of Historical and Artistic Value" within Spain. No wonder it attracts more than 2 million visitors a year, with the turquoise waters of the reservoir, Guadalest Castle and the high peaks on every side, you can't say no to this walk! 

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NOTE- Walk duration Approx. 3Hrs +- which includes many breaks. Please bring at least 2L of water, packed lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.  

Difficulty: Easy

Technical difficulty: 2/10

Distance: 9KM's

Sierra Helada.
Albir to Benidorm

The Sierra Gelada nature reserve is situated in Albir, which includes the sea cliffs that stretch for over 6km's from Albir to Benidorm. Most of the reserve is actually being located at sea, this is due to its abundance of sea phanerogam (sea grass). It was classed as a nature reserve in 2005 due to its unique mix of where nature and culture have co-existed for centuries, with its ochre mines, which have been mined since the time of the Phoenicians. The hanging fossil dunes which are on the Sea side of the Cliffs deserve special attention in its self. Not to mention the endemic plant species such as Fumewort and Prickly Juniper. This route is relatively popular amongst tourists with its easy access and iconic "ups and Downs", however it still remains one of the hardest and most dangerous routes we have hiked. Prior knowledge of the route is advised, not for the ill equip or prepared. It does however offer amazing views, on one side the Mediterranean Sea and on the other side you can see up and down the coast including Benidorm, Altea, Albir and then inland to the historic town of Tarbena up in the mountains, not to mention the Puig Campaña rising high in the distance some 12 kms away. This trail follows the topography of the Sierra Gelada ridge and takes you through the nature reserve to the Benidorm cross. A relatively hard route with a few steep up's and downs, this stunning walk is right on our door step!


CAUTION MUST BE TAKEN ON THIS ROUTE DUE TO ITS SLEEP SLOPES AND GENERAL DIFFICULTY.


NOTE- Walk duration Approx. 3-5 Hrs which includes many breaks. Please bring at least 2L of water, packed lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots. 

Difficulty: Medium - Hard.

Technical difficulty: 8/10

Distance: 10KM's

The Aitana.
Guadalest

The Aitana. This Sierra or Range boasts the highest point on the entire Costa Blanca sitting at 1558m. Although the highest point actually sits within the boundaries of the abandoned military base at the top, the secondary summit is only some metres away and still sits at an impressive 1549 m.

The views from the top look down to the famous and stunning town of Guadalest, over to Altea, Villajoisa and over to the Puig Campana, the second highest peak. The route will take us through a bolder field and an old ice fall, carved out by a glacier millennia ago. We will then traverse up the side of the massif wall to the top of the Aitana. 


This route is one of the most popular in the area, and its not hard to see why. This route also shows us the famous Pozos de Nieve, or "ice pits" which were used during the 16th & 19th centuries, before the invention of refrigeration in the 1800's. These holes in the ground were filled and packed with snow, covered with straw and created ice, and then used for the preservation of food plus many other things. These Pozos de Nieve are usually found at altitudes above 800m. 



NOTE- Walk duration Approx. 4-6Hrs which includes many breaks. Please bring at least 2L of water, packed lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.  

Difficulty: Medium - Hard.

Technical difficulty: 5/10

Distance: 8KM's

Sella Mule pass.
Sella

This route takes us to the beautiful town of Sella, renowned for its Rock climbing due to its beautiful, grand limestone rock faces and hundreds of bolted routes. This walk takes us mainly along a track that winds through some of these impressive lime stone rock faces. We will also navigate a steep but impressive path that winds up in-between two rock faces, once used as a Mule path for travellers coming to and from the coast many years ago. With Pine forests as far as the eye can see this route will stun you with its beauty! 





NOTE- Walk duration Approx. 3-5Hrs which includes many breaks. Please bring at least 2L of water, packed lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Difficulty: Medium

Technical difficulty: 4/10

Distance: 10KM's 

Sierra de Olta.
Calpe

This circular route takes us around a small, mountainous elevation just on the outskirts of Calpe. The route includes a visit to a quaint, little church and picnic area. With views over and down towards the famous Mascarat Gorge, and views up to the amazing Sierra Bernia, and of course over to Calpe's Peñon D'Ifach. A relatively easy route but with all the views!







NOTE- Walk duration Approx. 3-5Hrs which includes many breaks. Please bring at least 2L of water, packed lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Difficulty: Easy - Medium.

Technical difficulty: 5/10

Distance: 8KM's

Calpe Rock. 
Natural Park of Penyal d'Ifac, Calpe

The Natural park of Penyal D’Ifac, or Calpe Rock as it’s often referred to, is a  limestone, rocky outcrop situated on the Coast in the town of Calpe and connected to the shore by rock debris.

Classed as a Medium to hard walk it takes approx. 2 hours  to get to the top, with a path winding around to the back and a 15 meter tunnel carved straight through the rock, giving us access to the back end, from here it’s then a relatively difficult climb but at 332m it rewards you with stunning, panoramic views up and down the Costa Blanca, and out to the Beautiful Mediterranean Sea. Known to the Phoenicians as the "North Rock" it bares a resemblance to the famous Gibraltar Rock in the south. With a beautiful golden beach on the north side, and a land locked salt water lagoon behind the Ifach, the views are breathtaking.

The Salt water Lagoon is also part of the Natural Park for its particular importance to many species of birds, resident and migratory. Since 1987, 173 different species have been logged, including the famous pink Flamingo and Black-winged Stilt. 

The Salt water lagoon was also a key area for harvesting salt back in the Roman times as they had a very strong presence in this area along with the fact they worked fish farms on the sea side of Calpe, with the area being in its prime in the 2nd Century AD. Its thought at one point they sold salt to 40 different municipalities. Sadly, towards the end of the 18th Century they became the focus of infections and caused fevers along the population.  


CARE MUST BE TAKEN ON THIS ROUTE. ALTHOUGH RELATIVELY SHORT, IT IS QUITE DANGEROUS AND STEEP WHEN MAKING YOUR WAY UP AND DOWN FROM THE TOP. 


NOTE- Walk duration Approx. 3-4Hrs which includes many breaks. Please bring at least 2L of water and a packed lunch.

Difficulty: Medium to hard. 

Technical difficulty: 8/10

Distance: 6 KM's

Sanxet circuit.
Polop

This circular route is simply spectacular, with non stop new views and a windy trail that takes you up close and personal to the limestone cliffs, you feel dwarfed in a landscape of huge, impressive rocky formations. A Buddhist retreat centre is also nestled peacefully in a secluded valley here and as we walk through its land we may even see a monk! With sweeping views down to the Guadalest valley and all around. 

The Sleeping Lion or "Leon Dormido" is also the name of the iconic rock faces that cast a shadow on the town of Polop simply due to their shape. It really does look like a sleeping lion sitting proudly above this quaint town!



NOTE- Walk duration Approx. 3-4Hrs which includes many breaks. Please bring at least 2L of water, packed lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Difficulty: Medium 

Technical difficulty: 4/10

Distance: 10 KM's

Castel de Granadella.
Moraira

This beautiful Coastal route takes us to an old fort dating back to 1700. Designed to help fortify and defend this treasured land from mainly Berber Pirates who were still loitering in the area at this time. The walk starts on the Cumbre De Sol, a beautiful Headland with stunning houses and and even better nature. In 2016 however a ferocious fire ravaged this area, leaving only dead standing trees for miles around. Nature is slowly coming back to this area though, and with a breathtaking coastline and a visit to a beautiful cove, you will see why this is the upper market area of the Costa Blanca. 




NOTE- Walk duration Approx. 3-4Hrs which includes many breaks. Please bring at least 2L of water, packed lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Difficulty: Medium - Hard

Technical difficulty: 8/10

Distance: 9 KM's

SUNRISE/SUNSET WALKS

Our sunrise/sunset walks are simply soul moving. With the amazing scenery of the costa Blanca, combined with beautiful chilled weather this will be a memory to take away forever! Truly an unforgettable experience! These walks are focused on the experience of the sun rising or setting whilst being high above everyday life and in the middle of mother nature, therefore the walking route themselves are planned to be some of the easier and most scenic routes. 

Guided Mountain walks, the Costa Blanca, Spain.