We will begin the route going up the summit of El Montgó Natural Park, located in Marina Alta district and then descending to the village of Gata de Gorgos. El Montgó is more than just a mountain. Besides its geographical, botanical and scenic distinctiveness, it is also culture, history and tradition ingrained in terraces, crops, old mills and watchtowers.
The journey starts at the Hermitage of Pare Pere, where the entrance to El Montgó Natural Park is located, in the housing estate of Peña del Águila de Dénia.
We will follow the path of the old agricultural community, which was opened in 1921 to gain access to plots of land. Nowadays we can see remains of ancient terraces in this area.
During this journey we will be able to visit the Cova de l'Aigua, where the water flows on the inside and is collected in a tank. The cave was used by the Romans to supply water to a checkpoint of the Roman Empire army.
We will continue along the agricultural route until it becomes a path and runs between pine trees, palmettos and endemic flora. El Montgó hosts a variety of ecosystems, home to hundreds of species, many of which have an extraordinary scientific value.
We will reach the Barranc dels Lladres, where we will continue to climb via a zig-zag path. At this point we see the imposing and vertical walls of El Montgó.
We will reach ridge that rises abruptly, among sharp stones, up to the summit of El Montgó, this being the most dangerous stretch of the route.
The summit of El Montgó, at 753 metres above sea level, is an excellent viewpoint from the Marina Alta district, also allowing you to see the Peñón de Ifach, the mountain range of Segaria, Cullera, the great Oliva Gulf and the mountain range of Bèrnia.
We will begin the descent on the path that passes below the cross of Dénia.
As we descend, the path widens until we reach the stony path that will take us to Jesús Pobre, a small village that is worth visiting before continuing our journey towards Gata de Gorgos.
In this final part of the journey to Gata de Gorgos, we will cross the paths of crops that offer us wonderful views such as the bloom of the almond trees in January or the change of colour of the vines.
Iberians, Romans and Arabs populated these lands leaving a long and rich past, the history of which can be seen by visiting the
l'Aigua with a Roman inscription, remains of walls and the
castle which nowadays hosts the
Museum, the conquest hermitages and typical buildings from the time of reconquest near
It is worth taking a stroll by the port and the beautiful traditional neighbourhoods.
In 2015 Dénia was considered «Creative City of Gastronomy» by the UNESCO thanks to its richness and gastronomic diversity.
Full of buildings that keep its past and tradition alive, such as the 'riurau
Senyoret', the windmills and the farmhouses, which are just an example of the cultural and traditional wealth that we will see in
You shouldn't miss a visit to the palm craft shops in the
Enjoy spectacular landscapes while hiking on routes through El Montgó, the mills of Javea, Cova Tallada or the route of the cliffs. Discover unique and incomparable spots while mountain biking on fun routes. Get to know this region of Alicante in dynamic trips in 4 x 4 quads or buggies. Tour the city and its traditional districts in different routes on a segway.
Fly over the waves while surfing, wind surfing, water skiing or on jet skiing trips. Paddle surf, coasteering or going on kayak and canoe trips are just some examples of the nautical activities that you can practice in Dénia. Immerse yourself in the Cabo San Antonio marine reserve and discover its beautiful seabeds and prairies of posidonia while snorkelling or diving. Nautical activities such as boat charters, boat rides and many others will offer you unique adventures in crystal clear waters and dreamy beaches.
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