Hiking / Mountain walks

“Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can’t fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance.” ― Jack KerouacThe Dharma Bums

DSC00680Being Norwegians we are not easily impressed when it comes to mountains. That said, the Costa Blanca mountains are by all means impressive. From Camp El Planet we have the ocean a short walk one way and turning around we have the impressive sights and ridges of Puig Campana, Monte Ponoig and Serra Bernia forming a towering and majestic horseshoe around the lower valley. Straight up from ocean raise Serra Helada and the landmark of Calpe; Penon de Ifach.
The contrasts are as fascinating as they are breathtaking. Add to the scenery the special micro climate we enjoy in the region and you’ll know why this is heaven for hikers and climbers. Here you can enjoy the outdoors all year.

There’s literally a mountain of books and articles published about mountain walking in the Costa Blanca. The books, for instance, are by and large informative, practical and reasonably priced. However, before you order one of these we suggest you visit one (if not all three) of the websites linked below.

Walks in Spain; Costa Blanca Mountain Walks;  Costa Blanca Mountain Friends
Here you will find a vast amount of useful information; possibly all the information you need. Putting together a week-full of interesting a varied walks requires a relatively modest research effort.  As we have we taken a number of these walks ourselves we are more than happy to assist you in selecting.

10403425_629263453873020_7868581420376030210_nIf you opt for books about walking the Costa Blanca mountains there are several. They all contain fairly comprehensive descriptions of various walks; estimated walking times, length, height difference, grading (easy, moderate, difficult), GPS data, maps, sights and how to get there. We have used “Rother Walking Guide Costa Blanca” and “Walk the Costa Blanca Mountains”, and can recommend both. They can be ordered online, cost about € 15 and come in a very handy and manageable size.