Many visit the Costa Blanca but few leave the beaches and head inland to enjoy the delights of the Alicante Mountains. Here there are soaring limestone peaks contrasting with lush terraces and olive groves. Great walking and trekking can be found here and also some very interesting mountain scrambling. These holidays are run by the very experienced and knowledgeable, Gary Hodgson of Tarmachan Mountaineering.Grade: Moderate Grade: Challenging
7 nights accommodation, experienced and qualified guide, travel from Alicante airport and any transport through out the week. Some highlights are outlined below......
This little known mountainous area in the E of Spain is a beautiful location for walking and trekking. Only an hour inland from the Costa Blanca yet in a totally different world of quiet walking paths amongst the mountains.
Spectacular limestone peaks dominate the landscape, a superb climate and lots of rare flora and fauna along with fascinating history make this a great place for a weeks walking holiday.
We are based in one of the many small villages dotted amongst the hills with terraces of olive, almond and cherry groves. We'll be walking out from the village, or short drive to the start of the walks and returning back every day at the hotel.
The Frares Pinnacles above the little village of Quatratondeta is a fascinating place of many limestone pinnacles. A maze of ever changing rock formations bring us to the top of the mountain and an easier walk down the hillside.
From Quatretondeta we walk along tracks until a cairn marks a path across scree slopes. As we near the pinnacles the path steepens and we eventually gain the main ridge at the summit of Penya Creus. From here we continue along the main ridge to the summit of Serrella. The descent is along a foresty track and rocky ridge via the top of Alt del Alt (1179m).
The Bernia Ridge is often described has The Cuillin mountains of Benidorm! A wonderful riidge walk with scrambling in places. To do the whole ridge is a very long day, we do a short section with only easy scrambling yet very spectacular views out towards the sea.
A spectacular limestone mountain, its slopes being much visited by rock climbers, with a choice of a circular walk around its base or to the top.