This walk up to and along the higher slopes of the Sierra Bernia shows the ways up to both eastern end and the center of the range. By starting at 300 m altitude most of the ascent to 670 m is avoided. Much of this is on a good path. The descent of 570 m can be more taxing although the middle part is on a beautifully engineered old mule path which waltzes enjoyably down in zig zags with every step being a different one. Views are excellent. The small “Ermita” is evocatively positioned between the ridge and the broad valley of the Algar River below and almost the entire length of the Sierra, with its “Forat” (hole which penetrates its ridge), in view. The walk ends at the pretty old village of Altea La Vieja with several welcoming bars and restaurants.
Click here for Michael's map and instructions.