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Sierra de Aitana Trek

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Tour details
Destinations: Benidorm
Type of adventure: icon-16.png Trekking + walking
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1311
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Follow traditional footpaths and mule tracks
At a glance
5 days guided walking; 1 free day
Spectacular ridge walks amidst limestone towers and rural landscapes of the Aitana Massiff
Although close to the Costa Blanca, the dramatic massif of Sierra de Aitana has remained a secret from all but a few discerning visitors. We follow traditional footpaths and mule tracks, mostly along ridge lines, giving us spectacular panoramic vistas, and then descend to beautiful valleys with natural springs, fantastic limestone amphitheatres, and where castles dot distant hilltops. The rocky peaks and steep valleys which sweep down to the Mediterranean coast, benefit from the privilege of a warm climate for over 300 days of the year, making it an ideal location for out-of-season walking.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 18.0km/11.0miles
Day 3 17.0km/10.6miles
Day 4 20.0km/12.5miles
Day 6 19.0km/12.0miles
Day 7 20.0km/12.5miles


Number of days walking:
5
Pace:
Approximately 7-8.5 hours walking per day
Terrain:
Low altitude; uneven paths and mule tracks, some sustained ascents/descents and short scrambles

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Benimantell village.

2
Day 2
Walk up Peña del Rastrell for fantastic views over Guadalest Valley.

3
Day 3
Climb Serrella Peak for vistas of the Aitana Range; descend via a magnificent gorge to Beniarda; visit a local olive oil factory.

4
Day 4
Spectacular walk along the dramatic Simas Limestone Fissures; option to scale Aitana Peak.

5
Day 5
Free day; chance to head to the beach near colourful Villa Joiosa and visit the chocolate factory.

6
Day 6
An enchanting walk passing the limestone needles of Penya Roc before walking through El Salt down to Collado Papatxi.

7
Day 7
Summit Puig Campana (1410m) for panoramic views to the Costa Blanca and across the region.

8
Day 8
End Benimantell village.

Guided Group
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 14 in size, with an average of 11 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and have an interest in remote or challenging environments. Some previous experience is required for activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners (local wine with dinner)
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accommodation details
El Trestellador Pension - Centre-based
This is a centre-based trip, spending all seven nights at El Trestellador Pension in the village of Benimantell.

El Trestellador is a pleasant family-run pension with a lovely garden, a large terrace, and simple en suite rooms. There is also a small unheated plunge pool, and picturesque Guadalest village is within walking distance. The pension's restaurant is locally renowned for its excellent traditional cuisine, and specialities include espencat vegetables and gazpacho manchego.

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sun 25 Sep 16 - Sun 02 Oct 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,205
Sun 02 Oct 16 - Sun 09 Oct 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,205
Sun 16 Oct 16 - Sun 23 Oct 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,245
Sun 23 Oct 16 - Sun 30 Oct 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,205
Sun 06 Nov 16 - Sun 13 Nov 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,115
Sun 27 Nov 16 - Sun 04 Dec 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,115
Sun 11 Dec 16 - Sun 18 Dec 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,115
Sun 08 Jan 17 - Sun 15 Jan 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,145
Sun 15 Jan 17 - Sun 22 Jan 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,145
Sun 05 Feb 17 - Sun 12 Feb 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,145
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