The Costa Blanca Mountains

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Inland from the resorts of the Costa Blanca lies some of the best walking country in Spain. The sparsely populated mountains rise up to 3000ft and are a haven for wildlife including wild cats and genets, badgers and weasels and even golden eagles. Well maintained tracks along the rocky peaks and through lush valleys link traditional villages where the old Valencian lifestyle still prevails. Your holiday base in Calpe has a bit of everything – beautiful beaches, a lively and picturesque old town, stunning scenery in the shape of the immense Rock of Ifach and varied wildlife, both on the Rock and on the saltpans.

The Costa Blanca Mountains

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 90%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

  • 7 nights hb in Calpe
  • Three walks amid the mountainous hinterland
  • Transport to walks

DAY ONE: Flight to Alicante. Transfer to your hotel for seven nights half board accommodation. Transfer time one hour, depending on traffic.

DAYS TWO TO SEVEN: At leisure in Calpe with three included guided walks.

Walk 1: You will have a short coach transfer for the first included walk on the unspoilt Serra d’Oltà hills. You follow a circular route around the peak, mainly along good forestry tracks, with ascents of 320m and descents of 380m. The route affords good views of the coast and surrounding mountains as it passes through pinewoods and moorland. You will make a stop at St Francis’ hermitage. The walk is approx 5 miles.

Walk 2: 25-mile coach transfer to the start of your walk in the historic mountain village of Tàrbena. You start with a visit to the ruins of a Moorish castle with panoramic views of the Tárbena Valley and its system of cultivated terraces. Descending from the castle, you pass the site of a long–abandoned village, and then walk along the old road that connected Tàrbena with the neighboring village of Castells de Castells. At Benipla, a deep valley etched into the mountainside, you follow an ancient footpath around the valley to the site of a Bronze Age Iberian settlement, from where you have a glimpse of the 300m-deep Pas Tancat gorge – one of the most impressive geological features in the area. Your circuit continues on to the Serral peak with excellent views over all of the coastal plain before returning to Tàrbena with time for refreshments, or even a pub lunch, before returning to Calpe. Just over 4.6 miles with ascents/descents of 420m.

Walk 3: 50-minute coach transfer to the start of the walk which will explore the Jalon Valley, famous for its vineyards, fine wines and the typical sweet white Mistela.  The route starts from the summit of the Coll de Rates from where you have panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Tárbena Valley, the Sierra de Ferrer and the Jalon Valley with its whitewashed villages, vineyards and citrus groves set out in neat rows.   The route descends from the Coll de Rates along the old Royal Road that takes you down into the Jalon Valley. This footpath was the principal connection between the provincial capitals of Valencia and Alicante up until the early 20th century.  You then follow an easy footpath through pinewoods along the southern flanks with views of the valley below. 6 miles, with ascents of 80m and descents of 525m.

As well as the Rock of Ifach trail in Calpe, there is an eco-trail at the base of Ifach and two ‘Voramar’ paths in Calpe along the water’s edge to Arenal-Bol beach and the marina of Les Bassetes. There will also be an optional full day excursion to the city of Valencia.

DAY EIGHT: Free time until departure for the airport and your flight home.

If you have friends who are not walkers interested in this itinerary, we also offer it with a touring programme.

 

The Costa Blanca Mountains

Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this holiday* - 90%
* as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details

DIAMANTE BEACH HOTEL ****, Calpe (seven nights)
The hotel is located just a few metres from the Levante Beach promenade. The hotel’s modern style is characterised by its spectacular glass façade. Rooms are equipped with a full bathroom with hairdryer, air-conditioning, safety deposit box, mini-bar, telephone, satellite tv, wifi and internet connection, and large balcony. There are three outdoor pools, cafeteria, piano bar, and the Mediterranean cuisine buffet restaurant with “Show Cooking”. The spa centre offers a large heated pool with a vast range of spa amenities. Our guests receive one free circuit of the spa consisting of 16 elements including hydromassage, turkish bath, ice fountain, thermal bath, jacuzzi, sauna and 5 different sorts of shower. (www.diamantebeach.com)
Past Customer Satisfaction Score for this hotel* - 87%
*as measured from holiday questionnaires - see FAQ for details
Walking Holiday - The Costa Blanca Mountains
Holiday code: 7WCP
Supplements per person:
Single Room: Nov 2020 No supplement
Other Dates: £110
Travel Insurance: £59.95
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Data as at 06/04/2020 at 7:47:06

Holiday has more than lived up to our expectations which, after our Preferred Travel Services time in Almunecar, were very high to start with! Looking forward very much to our next trip with Preferred Travel Services.

Mr H, Fife

This was a great holiday, lovely location, great hotel and the walks were outstanding. Eric and Esperanza were wonderful guides and so knowledgeable. Definitely have to go back there Well done Preferred Travel, top holiday.

Ms O, Co. Mayo

The holiday was excellent, hotel room spacious and comfortable. Walking tour guides were well organised and informative. The local guide in Valencia was brilliant. I thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and would like to pass on my thanks to Eric and Esperanza for guiding us on the walks.

Mrs C, Cornwall

This was one of the best holidays! The walks were wonderful. Taken high into the mountains to enjoy the real countryside and its flora and fauna. Guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Lovely hotel and the rep. Gloria was great. Thank you.

Mrs F, Gwent

Our week in Calpe was very enjoyable. Our guides were ever helpful and knowledgeable. Hotel good in all respects and the staff friendly and helpful. Thank you to all your staff, we will no doubt travel with you again in future.

Mrs T, Wiltshire

I have just returned from a lovely time in Calpe. Lots to do in the resort when not walking and a balcony with lots of afternoon sun. A lovely part of Spain with spectacular hills and valleys. I was well looked after by Gloria and Erik. I think that is holiday number 14... that says it all.

Mr G, Borders

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