Alicante beyond the sea. 4 days in the mountains.
Día 118hCova de l'Aigua - Racó del Bou hiking route in the Montgó Natural Park (Dénia)1Day 18:00hCova de l'Aigua - Racó del Bou hiking route in the Montgó Natural Park (Dénia)
We start the route walking through the micro nature reserve of Montgó. The route is gentle but ascending. The further you go into the mountain, the more possibilities you have to observe endemic and unique plant species of the massif. You have to respect the paths and the nature that surrounds you, some plants are in danger of extinction. Before reaching the Cova de l'Aigua, turn around for a moment and look behind you. The Mediterranean Sea is behind you. A spectacular panoramic view of Dénia and the whole coastline.
This is a circular route of about 5.4km. It is of medium difficulty. Be sure to bring a torch before entering the cave, you will need it.
12hComida en The Beach House Bistro & Bakery2Day 112:00hComida en The Beach House Bistro & Bakery
It's time for a reward after a morning of hiking in the mountains. It's time for a well-deserved beer with the sea at your feet. Located between the Playa de la Grava beach and the Jávea Marina, The Beach House Jávea is a cosy Mediterranean cottage where you can enjoy the slow life. A place to relax in the Mediterranean breeze while you recharge your batteries with a good brunch or enjoy a refreshing cocktail.
No te olvides de probar su ensaladilla TBH o el tataki mediterráneo de atún rojo. ¡Está delicioso! Después de la comida, tienes que subir a su roof top y probar alguno de sus cócteles con música en directo de fondo. ¡Ah! Y si estás muy muy cansado, también puedes reservar una habitación y descansar allí mismo con el sonido de las olas del mar.
14hExploring Cala Moraig3Day 114:00hExploring Cala Moraig
Hidden among the cliffs is the mysterious Cala Moraig de Benitatxell. Only 250m long, it is one of the most exclusive corners of the area. Its golden sand and gravel are bathed by crystal clear waters. It offers many possibilities for snorkelling and diving as it is a very rocky area, so don't forget your booties!
If you want to reach other coves such as Cala de los Tiestos or the natural pool below the Falla del Moraig, you can do so by diving, by scooter or by walking along the route of the cliffs.
17hThe mysterious Cova dels Arcs4Day 117:00hThe mysterious Cova dels Arcs
Next to Cala Moraig is the Cova dels Arcs, one of the most photographed places. It is a rock that forms three arches due to the erosion of the waves. From there you can go scuba diving and there are other underground caves. But be careful, it's not suitable for everyone, so it's best if you're an expert diver!
Día 258hClimbing the Peñón d'Ifach5Day 28:00hClimbing the Peñón d'Ifach
The Peñón de Ifach is the most representative icon of the municipality of Calpe. It is a protected natural park of just over 53 hectares. A grotesque mass that juts out into the sea. The ascent to the top is easy in the first part, but somewhat more difficult in the second part. But don't panic! There are chains and ropes to hold on to. From the top you have a breathtaking view over Calpe and beyond. But if you look out over the Mediterranean, you can see as far as Formentera and Ibiza on the clearest days.
There is currently a maximum of 300 people per day, so it is necessary to book one day in advance from the official website of the Peñón de Ifach.
10hA swim in the beaches of Calpe6Day 210:00hA swim in the beaches of Calpe
After a good route, it's time to relax on one of Calpe's 14 beaches. With 13km of coastline you have a choice of fine golden sandy beaches or small rocky coves under the cliffs.
Go for it and rent a jet ski or go paddle surfing - there's a water sport for everyone!
13hFonts del Algar7Day 213:30hFonts del Algar
Just 30 minutes from Calpe, we enter a paradise of natural pools in the interior of Alicante. The Fuentes del Algar are a set of pools and waterfalls that come from the Algar river. And although the water is frozen, we encourage you to take a dip! You'll feel as good as new.
You can bring your own picnic and eat along the route.
One of the most beautiful villages in Spain could not be overlooked on this route through the province of Alicante. It has been declared a Historic-Artistic site for almost 50 years! It has an impressive reservoir that you can cross and do a very cool hiking route, as well as other routes that start from it. But you can't leave without visiting its imposing castle on top of a rocky mass.
No te olvides de comprar un saquito de nísperos o alguna mermelada. ¡Son los mayores productores a nivel nacional de esta deliciosa fruta!
Día 398hHiking Route along the Vía Verda of Alcoy9Day 38:00hHiking Route along the Vía Verda of Alcoy
A beautiful circular route that crosses beautiful landscapes in the interior of the Racó de Bonaventura Natural Park. The route goes through tunnels and old railway tracks. We can also see the incredible waterfall "El Salt" and the popular Pont de les Set Llunes, where many people take the opportunity to go bungee jumping!
Bring hiking boots, water, a hat, sun cream and some fruit and food.
11hA tour through the centre of Alcoy10Day 311:30hA tour through the centre of Alcoy
It's time for an urban tour of the city of Alcoy. The Plaza de España, the Church of Santa María or the medieval walls are just some of the most interesting places in the city. Have an aperitif in the historic Plaça de Dins, surrounded by 14th century classicist arches.
You have to see the Moors and Christians festival or visit the town at Christmas time, Alcoy is the Ciutat del Nadal!
14hComida en L'Amagatall de Tota11Day 314:00hComida en L'Amagatall de Tota
Time to treat yourself after several days of non-stop eating. L'Amagatall de Tota is a market cuisine restaurant, with traditional dishes from Alcoy and the province, but with its chef's own reinterpretation. It's well worth stopping and tasting the dishes - they're marvellous!
I recommend you try the Russian salad, the cuttlefish with aioli foam and the rice with vegetables and lizard. You won't want to finish!
17hDiscover Banyeres de Mariola12Day 317:00hDiscover Banyeres de Mariola
To end the day we recommend a stroll through the streets of Banyeres de Mariola, a small town at the foot of the Sierra de Fontanella, near the Natural Park of the idyllic Sierra de Mariola. Its castle of Islamic origin is a beauty. But without a doubt what you will like most is its enclave, surrounded by nature and plenty of easy hiking trails to enjoy the Mediterranean greenery.
We recommend a stop at Molí D'ombría, a recreational area next to the Vinalopó river. There you will find an old paper mill, beautiful willows and poplars and several pools and waterfalls. In autumn it looks like a fairy tale!
Día 4138hClimbing Montcabrer13Day 48:00hClimbing Montcabrer
The summit of Montcabrer is the highest peak of the Sierra de Mariola, at 1390 metres. It is a very beautiful route that passes through more than 1,200 different plant species and some ruins such as the Mar de Llopis. Depending on the season, you can find goats along the way - you're in the middle of nature!
Don't forget to bring your picnic and have lunch in the picnic area of the Tanilla hut.
11hRoute of the Cavas to Agres14Day 411:00hRoute of the Cavas to Agres
We start the descent in the direction of Agres, passing through the Caves Route. These are several caves that were once used as snow wells to supply water to the surrounding population.
The Gran Cava dates back to the 17th century and is the best preserved in the whole of the Mariola, Aitana and Carrasqueta mountain range.
19hAtardecer en el Santuario y Convento de Agres15Day 419:00hAtardecer en el Santuario y Convento de Agres
At sunset, the views from the Sanctuary and the Convent of Agres become a magical sight. It is built on an ancient castle located on an elevated mound and surrounded by a leafy forest.
Before you travel
Wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes. Don't forget to bring your swimming costume, even in the mountains you can take refreshing baths!
Don't forget to hydrate yourself well during the routes and take sun cream for the whole route. There are over 300 days of sunshine a year in the province and even inland you can get sunburnt if you spend several hours walking in the sun!
Book in advance at the restaurants - they tend to fill up fast!