Costa Blanca

the valleys and mountains of Las Marinas

Guided walking holiday on the Costa Blanca

In the mountainous hinterland of the Costa Blanca lie a series of craggy sierras and fertile valleys that host some of Spain’s most outstanding hiking routes.

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.

Group guided and self-guided walking holidays.

For groups of friends and walking clubs this holiday offers great flexibility. We’ll adapt to your requirements, so you choose:

  • If you need a guide or want to go self-guided.
  • How far and how high you go.
  • Where you want to be based, coast or mountains.
  • The type of accommodation and meals.
  • Between centred and trekking.

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.

Included are:

  • All airport transfers.
  • Walks’ transfers.
  • Half board.
  • Accommodation.
  • Guided or self guided walks.


The nearest airport is Alicante Airport.  We will meet you in the Arrivals Hall for the courtesy transfer to the start of your holiday.

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.
The Sierra de BerniaDay 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.
Walking group on Barranco del Infern pathDay 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.
Route around Ponoig near PolopDay 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.
Circuit of Puig CampanaDay 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.
STàrbena streetDay 8. Transfer to Alicante Airport.
For your accommodation you can choose from:

  • Large 3 and 4 star hotels on the coast.
  • Rural hotels and B and B’s.
  • Self catering village houses. These are beautifully restored village houses with original features and rural charm. Owned by village families, they offer spacious living rooms, fully equipped kitchens, and terraces with views of the surrounding mountains.

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.

When to go. Anytime from mid-September through to mid-June.
Prices. (assume two sharing twin or double room)
Half-board*From 390.00 €per person per week
Single person supplement130.00 €per person per week
* Includes 7 breakfasts and 7 suppers
This holiday includes:
  • airport transfers
  • walks transfers
  • seven night’s accommodation
  • half board
  • six walks
There are small supermarkets and banks with ATM’s for cash withdrawals. Free Internet WiFi is available in all hotels and most local bars.
Guided walking holiday area on the Costa Blanca







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