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Walk of The Week – Granadella

This is one of the longer walks in Javea, with a round trip route of around 13.5 km. but it is worth the trip through the large forest area surrounding the cove ─one of the best in Spain.

Despite the terrible fire that devastated more than 800 hectares of forest in 2016, the landscape and views are still beautiful. The cove can be reached by car or, in summer, by taking the free tourist train from La Guardia Park. 

To start the walk, go to the cove and you will see a sign next to the restaurants,  (PR-CV 354) that indicates the direction to the first stop: the Castell de la Granadella.

Leave the beach and go up a paved path, following the white and yellow signs. The path, which runs near the sea has steps, hand rails rails and safety chains and will lead you to the ruins of the fort which was built in the eighteenth century.

Further past the castle, the route climbs up a cliff until you reach the Llevant viewpoint. The route is marked with paint and signs and are easy to see.

From the viewpoint, the route continues along a dirt track next to the flora reserve of La Granadella. Further on, the track reaches the first houses of the Cumbres del Sol urbanization, where you need to bear right a little to reach them.

The trail crosses the ravine of Martorell and then crosses a tree-lined scrubland area. Then you need to cross another ravine, the Orxella,  after which you continue through a pine forest, make a small circular route near the urbanization Atzúbia (always following the white and yellow marks) until you reach the viewpoint of the Granadella, where there is a sign of the itinerary.

After leaving the viewpoint behind, you follow a track and turn left at the next two crossings. The track ends up becoming a path that goes down to the Orxella ravine. From there you finally reach the road that goes down to the cove, either by road or by following the ravine bed.


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