Secret Sierras of the Costa Blanca
Spain, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £695 (land only) - from €940 (land only) - from $1,215 (land only)
Walk with an expert local guide
Local guide Jose Molina Lopez has led trips for KE all over the world from Peru to Nepal and Bhutan, but he especially loves showing people around his own backyard
- A week of outstanding walking in the Sierras of the Costa Blanca
- Walk in a region that enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine
- Well-maintained trails through dramatic limestone mountains
- Minimum transfer time using three hotel bases
- The Mediterranean ambience of the Alicante countryside
Just a short journey inland from the package holiday crowds of Benidorm, there is a very different side to the Costa Blanca amongst the rugged limestone peaks and traditional, white-painted villages of the Marina Baixa and Marina Alta regions. This excellent new, one week Spanish walking holiday, explores these ‘Secret Sierras' which form the famous backdrop to the Costa Blanca. From three different hotel bases in Benimantell, Castell de Castell and Altea, we will set out to walk the best routes in the region, including airy ridges and summits such as Aitana (1558m) and Puig Campana (1408m). Each of our carefully selected bases provides a comfortable place to stay in stunning locations including 3 nights in our seafront hotel in Altea, an attractive traditional coastal town with an historic centre and the perfect Mediterranean ambience. With a variety of moderate walks, options for more challenging days, virtually guaranteed sunshine and easy access through Alicante, this is a great holiday and great value too!
Is this holiday for you?
This holiday in the Marina Baixa and Marina Alta regions of the Costa Blanca is intended to provide a week of walking in the Spanish Mediterranean sunshine, suitable for regular hill or back country walkers. Mostly the walking is on good trails and mule tracks but we will encounter some rocky paths and very short sections of easy scrambling. We will be walking between 7and 9 hours on most days with ascents up to and above 1300 metres. We also have the option to climb Aitana (1558m) but this should not present any particular difficulty to regular hill walkers.