The hiking has turned into an accessible activity for all type of public for the initiated and for the most expert, for the sedentary and for which enjoy of a walk by the nature with boys. You encourage you?
The Costa Blanca, and in concrete Alicante, is more than sun and beach, his natural parks and his interior, offer a lot of places that loan to practise hiking, only or in groups.
The Valencian Community, has improved in the last years this activity, and has expanded the network of footpaths by natural and rural spaces, endowing them of infrastructures for the lovers of the trekking.
They exist more than 30 routes made, signposted, with indications of time of execution, level of difficulty, maps, description, characteristics of flora, fauna and orography.
We choose two of them, one to enjoy in family, where there is mountain, beach and places of rest, very easy to realise, and the another with a level of half difficulty-high and of more length. We refer us to the Route of The Pinewood of Campoverde- Rio Dry and to the one of The ravine of the Hell, respectively.
Route The Pinewood of Campoverde-Rio Dry
Pilar of Horadada, situated to 66 kilometres of Alicante, is a location that offers us a Mediterranean climate, with a lot of hours of sun, and the possibility to happen of the beach to the natural places that today present you. Ideal for an experience in family. It is also start of the Way of Santiago of the sureste weave south.
It receives the name of Rio Dry by the drop pluviosidad. In the course of the Rio, that descends from the Saw Escalona, a rambla of 19 km with two routes signposted expects us. It comprises from the Pinewood of Campoverde until the mouth in the beach of One thousand Palmeras, with a zone of re-create and rest.
They are 10 km of route that can do in roughly 3 hours and average.
During the itinerary, can see the walls eroded of areniscas yellowish, with trainings very beautiful. They appreciate the abundant strata with concentration of shells from the sea and diverting us a bit, see caves like the Ahumá.
The botanic wealth is palpable. There is a big vegetation to base of carrizos, juncos, thyme, canes, surrounded by a big pinewood. Palmitos And wild orchids complete the Mediterranean flora by excellence.
In the first part of the route, the canes dominate the course, closing so much that form authentic tunnels.
Continuing by the course of the rio, find us with a peculiar Pegaso esculpido in one of the sides of the rock.
A rich variety of fauna, in particular migratory birds, that use these places like place of rest in his routes to the south. The aquatic birds shelter in the most humid zones of the route, where form charcones of water.
Rapaces, eagles, sties, nightingale, blackbird, petirrojo, rabbits, partridges, tórtolas, hoopoes and small reptiles like culebras and lizards live in these surroundings.
The wildcat, the gineta and the badger represent to the mammals with which can cross us.
The water of the rio, that during the route has been us accompanying us, only sometimes , finishes joining to the sea, to the equal that our route.
Route The Ravine of the Hell
Once again we speak of the Ravine of the Hell, and is that, if you are amateur, surely know it, and if you have not done still this route, would not have to lose it to you, is considered the best route senderista of Alicante.
Call the route of the 6000 stairs of stone, that are those that save the rises and descents of the mountain. Also known like the Cathedral of the senderista, is frecuentada by senderistas, barranquistas, climbers and espeleólogos.
This vertiginous ravine is situated in The Vall of Laguar, to 95 Km of Alicante, and offers us a circular route of 14,3 km, although it can reduce the itinerary.
The valley elevates between two saws, the Ravine of the Hell, formed by the rio Girona and the Saw of the Cavall Verd.
The way in his group, like historical heritage, ethnological and paisajístico, is of big interest, and is situated to some 500 metres of altitude.
We will find us with spectacular landscapes, where the superación for dominating to the nature is patent, for which visit it now and for which went his ancient moradores, the moriscos. A hard route, in zigzag and upward, no apt for beginners, is of the most demanding routes of the zone.
The landscapes of vertical walls are impressive, and are populated with an exuberante vegetation.
To ours go through Pou of Jueve, will find small caves, in whose interior have found rupestrian paintings.
Along the route, the water is present, and can do activities organised like jumps of water, barranquismo etc.
The nature and the man, aúnan in this tortuous desfiladero to enjoy of a true show.
So, already it was as an excursion to some rural surroundings in which thrill you with the nature, gastronomy, heritage etc., or, because it likes you surpass your own challenges and go achieving every time routes with more difficulty, the practice of the hiking is the best option to enjoy to the free air, doing what more likes you.