B&B Accommodation - Javea

HIKING ROUTES

IN THE COSTA BLANCA

Hiking Routes - Costa Blanca

The Costa Blanca offers some of the most beautiful hikes in Spain. From gentle strolls across the stunning coastline to some of Javea's hidden sea caves, to more challenging walks in the Bernia mountain range. There's hiking routes for all abilities. 

You will stay with us in our luxury and comfortable villa in the coastal town of Javea, the jewel of the Costa Blanca. We're based just 5 minutes from the towns main 'blue flag' beach and amenities. For larger groups we have bigger villas and hotels available.

Check out some of the hikes we have to offer below.

Eye of the Montgo/Summit

This challenging walk has many interesting features. The start with 1 ¼ km walk on lovely path beside the sea to cave down at water level (side trip down and/or view through hole from top). This is followed by a grueling walk up steep, good paths, then an easy flat stroll across the Plana to the remains of eleven windmills, previously used to grind wheat. An optional return path follows, but the best part of the walk and its’ beauty would be missed if you don’t continue to the Eye of Montgo or all the way to the Summit. Quite a strenuous climb but worth the trouble.

LOCATION Javea

DISTANCE 14km

WALKING TIME 4 hrs

DIFFICULTY Medium

*Please bring at least 2L of water, pack lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

**Coffee shop/Restaurant is visited after every walk.

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 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!

LOCATION 30min drive

DISTANCE 16km

WALKING TIME 5-7 hrs

DIFFICULTY Hard

Please bring at least 2L of water, pack lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Coffee shop/Restaurant is visited after every walk.

 

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

Sierra Bernia Fort Walk

This walk takes you up to the iconic ridge line that sits behind the town of Altea (town just up from Benidorm) sitting at 1126 metres, and approx. 4km long. This walk includes a visit to an old 17th century fort, built as a look out post for barbary pirates back in 1562 and also discover a natural Forat (Tunnel) in the Mountain that goes from the south side to the north side of the ridge. Its very impressive. Once used by the local Shepherds to help herd their flock and assist in counting them as the came through one by one. And we do the same on this route! With stunning views and just an impressive sense of being this walk offers the lot. On a clear day you can even see Ibiza!!

LOCATION 30min drive

DISTANCE 10km

WALKING TIME 4-5 hrs

DIFFICULTY Medium-Hard

Please bring at least 2L of water, pack lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Coffee shop/Restaurant is visited after every walk.

El Castellet to Finestrat (Font Moli)

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) with scenery from picture left and then we wind down on to the circuit of the Puig Campana and head to Finestrat ready for pick up. All the terminology to one side, this walk is stunning and as ever the Spanish mountains never disappoint!

LOCATION 45 min drive

DISTANCE 12km

WALKING TIME 4-5 hrs

DIFFICULTY Medium-Hard

Please bring at least 2L of water, pack lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Coffee shop/Restaurant is visited after every walk.

Natural font is located at finishing point.

Guadalest Reservoir

Another visually stunning and easy paced walk. We start off at the dam, giving us amazing views down the valley of the river de Guadalest, and head around the Reservoir in an anti-clockwise direction. Gaudalest 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 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! 

LOCATION 45 min drive

DISTANCE 9km

WALKING TIME 3 hrs

DIFFICULTY Easy-Medium

Please bring at least 2L of water, pack lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Coffee shop/Restaurant is visited after every walk.

Sierra Gelada

The Sierra Gelada nature reserve in Albir, which includes the cliffs and sea, with most of the reserve 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 exploited since the time of the Phoenicians, to the hanging fossil dune which deserves special attention in its self. Not to mention the endemic plant species such as Fumewort and Prickly Juniper. 

LOCATION 25 min drive

DISTANCE 10km

WALKING TIME 3-5 hrs

DIFFICULTY Medium-Hard

Please bring at least 2L of water, pack lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Coffee shop/Restaurant is visited after every walk.

This route is relatively popular amongst tourists, it offers amazing views, on one side the Mediterranean Sea and on the other side you can see up and down the coast and inland including Benidorm, Altea, Albir and even the beautiful 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.

The Aitana

The Aitana is the highest peak on the entire Costa Blanca sitting at 1558m.

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 you up 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. 

Sella Mule Pass Route

This route takes us to the beautiful town of Sella, renowned for its Rock climbing because of 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. Also includes a steep but safe path that winds up in-between two rock faces, once used as a Muel path, many years ago. With pine forests as far as the eye can see this route will stun you with its beauty!

LOCATION 30 min drive

DISTANCE 8km

WALKING TIME 4-6 hrs

DIFFICULTY Medium-Hard

Please bring at least 2L of water, pack lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Coffee shop/Restaurant is visited after every walk.

LOCATION 30 min drive

DISTANCE 10km

WALKING TIME 3-5 hrs

DIFFICULTY Medium-Hard

Please bring at least 2L of water, pack lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Coffee shop/Restaurant is visited after every walk.

Serra d'Olta

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, which is on the route, and views over and down to the famous Mascarat Gorge, 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! Stunning!!

LOCATION 20 min drive

DISTANCE 8km

WALKING TIME 3-5 hrs

DIFFICULTY Easy-Medium

Please bring at least 2L of water, pack lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Coffee shop/Restaurant is visited after every walk.

Cova Tallada & Windmills

This challenging walk has many interesting features. The start with 1 ¼ km walk on lovely path beside the sea to cave down at water level (side trip down and/or view through hole from top). This is followed by a grueling walk up steep, good paths, then an easy flat stroll across the Plana to the remains of eleven windmills, previously used to grind wheat. The return path passes the Torre de Gerro before returning to your seaside parking and close by bars. A truly stunning hike!

LOCATION 5 min drive

DISTANCE 8km

WALKING TIME 2-3 hrs

DIFFICULTY Easy-Medium

Please bring at least 2L of water, pack lunches are advised and sturdy walking shoes or walking boots.

Coffee shop/Restaurant is visited after every walk.

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. 

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