A great destination for walking groups, the area offers a combination of a sunny climate, unspoilt countryside, great cuisine and superb accommodation. Our extensive knowledge of the area’s walking trails guarantees you will get the best of the best hikes in the area with beautiful scenery, lots of interest and a vista around just about every corner.
For groups of friends and walking clubs this holiday offers great flexibility. We’ll adapt to your requirements, so you choose:
Once we have agreed on your itinerary you can relax while we sort out the details.
This guided walking holiday is a great way to experience some of the best hiking routes in the Costa Blanca Mountains. It is suitable for experienced walkers, some of the footpaths are rough and stony with occasional obstacles.
Alternatively, fly to Valencia Airport and transfer to Valencia Nord railway station for the train to Gandia where we will meet you .
If you prefer to be met at Valencia Airport you can opt to pay a supplement for the transfer and we will meet you in the Arrivals Hall.
|Day 1. Arrive Alicante Airport, met for transfer to Tárbena.|
|Day 2. The Sierra de Bernia circuit. Probably the best known of all of the Costa Blanca Classic routes, walked by visitors and residents alike. It includes a visits to an abandoned castle, the Fort de Bernia, and a passage through the Forat de Bernia, or cave, that links the western and eastern flanks of the range. Walking time: 4 hours. Distance: 9.8km. Ascents 450m.|
|Day 3. Barranc del Infern circuit. Famous throughout Spain it is known as the Cathedral of Hiking for the impressive series of stepped and cobbled mule tracks built by Moorish engineers that descend and ascend precipitously the barranco. In all there are around 6000 stone steps. Walking time: 4.5 hours. Distance: 10.8km. Ascents: 489m.|
|Day 4. Ponoig circular route. Ponoig stands guard over this attractive medieval town, once visited by El Cid, our route takes us up to a high pass and around this singular peak, also known as the Sleeping Lion. Ponoig is popular with rock climbers and is well known for its Via Ferrata. Walking time: 5¼ hours. Distance: 14.7km. Ascents: 925m .(From Polop)|
|Day 5. El Somo circular. This walk features the Castells rock arches, the Barranc Tancat, a deep gorge sliced into the limestone bedrock, the Plans de Alt, the site of an ancient lake, the Xorquet Aljibe, a Moorish well/reservoir and limestone moorland. Walking time: 4 hours. Distance: 10.75 km. Ascents: 275m.|
|Day 6. Carrascal de Parcent from Tarbena circular. We start with a climb from the Col de Rates up to the peak of this mountain at 1000 metres with great views all around, Ibiza can be seen on the clearest of days, and then descend down to Parcent with an optional visit to a disused icehouse. After refreshments in Parcent we ascend back to Col de Rates along an old cobbled mule trail. Walking time: 4 hours. Distance: 14 km. Ascents: 535m.|
|Day 7. Puig Campana circular. This giant is known to the locals as the Bell Peak and is the second highest mountain in Alicante Province, we are not going to the top, instead we skirt around its base on footpaths and old trails. Walking time, 4 hours Distance, 10 km Ascents 600m.|
|Day 8. Transfer to Alicante Airport.|
Meals are taken either in the hotel or in one of the excellent local restaurants. The area is renowned for its gastronomy and we have selected the best for guaranteed excellent quality and service.
|Half-board*||From 390.00 €||per person per week|
|Single person supplement||130.00 €||per person per week|
|* Includes 7 breakfasts and 7 suppers|