Benidorm excursions

Excursions from Benidorm – walking tours in the mountains

 

Get out from the city and discover some of Spain’s most beautiful countryside on one of our Benidorm excursions.

Our Benidorm excursions feature panoramic views, Moorish Castles and whitewashed Mediterranean villages are all on the easy itineraries close to Benidorm.

We have chosen walks to avoid difficult terrain so you can enjoy your walking excursion and get a real taste of Spain, plus we have selected three of the area’s most interesting villages to visit:

  • Tàrbena with its impressive mountain scenery and numerous bistros.
  • Guadalest, famous for its perfectly conserved medieval castle.
  • Jalon, famous its bodegas and vineyards.

Excursions start on September 15 and finish on June 1.

Excursion to Tarbena from BenidormTarbena Excursion: Walking time: 3 - 4 hours. Distance: 4.4 miles.

This circular route starts with an ascent to the ruins of the Moorish castle that overlooks the village, passing some houses we find the old trail that leads up to the Castle.

The Castle functions both as a defensive place of retreat but also as the place from where first the Arab and then the Christian landowners were able to maintain control over and extract taxes from the villagers. On the summit you have a 360º panoramic view of the village and the Tárbena valley. Returning by the same path we pass through the Poble D’Alt, or the Upper Village, where the original Moorish village was located.

From here we make our way to a small but impressive valley known as Benipla, a deep cut gouged into the limestone with a narrow gorge at its eastern end, where we see an aljibe, a Moorish irrigation tank, exceptional views the Barranc Tancat, a 300 m deep gorge and the site of a Bronze Age settlement.

Hotel pick-up and return every Monday, route is 4.4 miles on footpaths and tracks. Food and drink in Tárbena after the walk.

The Guadalest reservoirGuadalest Excursion: Walking time: 3 - 4 hours. Distance: 6 miles

Discover the beautiful countryside of the Guadalest valley with a circular walk around the reservoir followed by a visit to Guadalest castle.

Our route starts at the Guadalest dam with views of the reservoir and the Sierra de Serrella mountains that form the northern edge of the Guadalest valley. Construction of the dam was started in 1953 and finished in 1966, it supplies irrigation water to 7,350 acres of farmland in Altea, Alfàs del Pi, Benidorm, Finestrat and La Vila Joiosa. More importantly, it also supplies water for the millions of visitors that come the Costa Blanca every year.

We skirt the banks of the reservoir passing through the olive groves and pine woods with views of the surrounding mountains. The walking is along quiet lanes and tracks.

Pick-up and return every Wednesday, the route is 6 miles long. Food and drink in Guadalest after the walk.
Benidorm excursions, Jalon ValleyJalon Excursion: Walking time: 3 hours. Distance: 5 miles

Explore the beautiful Jalon Valley, famous for its wine, on this walk through pine woods and vineyards. Although renowned for its wine, the valley also hosts extensive plantations of oranges, almonds and olives. The walk finishes with a visit to one of the towns bodegas where you will have a chance to stock up with wines and spirits at local prices.

The route starts passing the old wells that provided the water for the village before gently climbing up into the shady pine woods that overlook the valley. As we ascend there are views of vineyards, orange groves and almond plantations carefully set out in neat rows and pruned for easy harvesting. The walking is along footpaths and quiet lanes.

For the second half of the walk we return to Jalon along the old road that connected Jalon with Tárbena via the high pass at Col de Rates.

Hotel pick-up and return every Friday, the route is five miles long. Food and drink in Jalon after the walk.

In addition for groups of four or more persons we offer custom walking excursions to:

  • The Algar Falls and the Sacos Valley. See the Falls and explore the peaceful Sacos valley, includes a visit to our Carob Farm.
  • Bolulla and the Barranco Negre. Walk through the valleys above this tiny village with grandstand views of the Sierra de Aixorta.
  • Pas Tancat gorge. Discover the quiet countryside around this impressive gorge with its sheer cliffs and Eagle’s nests.
  • Sierra de Aitana and Alfofra Castle. Options to ascend the highest peak in Alicante and visit the unassailable Alfofra Castle.
  • Sierra de Bernia and fort. Panoramic views of the coastline, a transit through a cave-tunnel and the ruins of a fort.

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