This is a pretty unique walking route, not really for the
fainthearted, as the name suggests.It is also steeped in history and legend, although there
is little left to show visitors of its historic past.Known as the Valley of Laguar, this area is composed of
three villages: Campell, Fleix and Benimaurell,which are surrounded by other abandoned villages and
ancient trails that you can cross to take you through the surrounding scenery,
which is made up of high mountain walls, caves and canyons formed by the river
Girona all shrouded in shrubs and small trees. The walk is difficult in terms
of length (14Km.) but relatively easy in
the sense that there are no steep climbs. The best bit about following this
trail is ascending and descending the 5000 steps, which make the walk easier. These
steps were carved into the rock by Moors who sought refuge from the Christian army of Filipe 111 during the Reconquest.This place is the last Moorish stronghold in Spain before
The whole walk takes about 5 1/2 hours and is circular. Our starting point is from the village of Benimaurell .
A must do walk.
DISTANCE 13.3km WALKING TIME 4 1/4 hrs ASCENT 1035mtrs GRADE S