My name is Heidi and I come from Helsinki, Finland.
With my husband Olli-Pekka and our 3 dogs we live in Gran Alacant and enjoy the brilliant Mediterranean climate and possibility of discovering new hiking routes all over our Alicante province and sometimes even a bit further.
Ironically, I have a fear of heights, but I love the views from tops of the mountains too much to stay away. Our dogs are getting older so all the hikes need to be suitable for them too as they always go on our adventures with us. I also love photography and always take load of pictures from our hikes.
Sierra de Crevillent is visible to Gran Alacant most of the days. Have you ever thought about going on top of it? Cooler air in November will make this route better to visit.
This hike is harder and it is not recommended to those who seek easy walks. It does not require any actual climbing but sometimes you might need to help going up with hands.
Once you drive to the road next to the canal you will see a forbidden driving direction sign. Ignore that. That is the only way to the park and you are allowed to visit.
Choose bridge 10 over the canal. You’ll see the little signs indicating the right way to the park. Soon the road will turn into a dirt road. Just continue. You’ll continue past the greenhouses. The end of the road was in pretty bad shape so it will take time to get there. There’s a nice parking place with stunning views at the end of the road. Continue up and you’ll find the sign post to the wooden stairs that lead you to the path PR-CV 110.
You can also just drive to the parking lot and walk a few hundred meters to the picnic area and enjoy your day there.
In the park there are 3 different routes. We follow PR-CV 110 for a small circular route. The others (108 & 109) are significantly longer.
The origin of the park is in an old hermitage dedicated to San Cayetano. This is a perfect place to enjoy a complete day in the mountains.
First section of the route is a good climb up. That’s nearly all the climbing you will do on this route. Once you are up turn right. This is one of the spots on this route that was poorly guided. You continue right along the ridge of the mountain (kind of going back to your car) and you will soon see the possibilities of the route choices. We chose the original route, which was pretty scary for me. The path was narrow and the drop was steep. All I could do was to keep my eyes on the path and continue. I could not look down nor sides. But I did make it. And after that I thought that I want to do it again too!!!
I’ve been told that if you choose the St. Juri route over the ridge of the mountain it will be much easier and you will come to the same point as this route. So choose that if it feels better for you.
Once you start going down you’ll walk past some fields. Continue right and you’ll be able to stay on route. Soon the route will take you to the other side of the canyon and the rest of the hike is relaxing walking in the canyon. You’ll arrive back to Els Anouers recreational area with picnic tables and garbage bins.
Fantastic mountain to visit!
Next month we go on foot again.
Heidi & Olli x
Always when going on hikes check that:
Your Mobile Phone is fully charged
Water – climbing up is hard job & you will need it
Snacks (Remember to take all the garbage back down with you!)
Have good shoes for walking
Have small first aid kit with you
Have layered clothes. Up hill might be
– very windy and cold, even on a warm day.
– Coming down might be chilly, so extra dry
– t-shirt to change into if needed is not a bad idea
Always tell someone where you are going and when you’ll approx. be coming back