PLA de la Casa is the highest of the peaks which make up the magnificent Sierra de Serrella - the handsaw of mountains which flank the north side of the Guadalest valley. Seen from the valley floor they appear to be a vertical impenetrable wall of rock. But there are several routes which negotiate the ravines and slopes, making use of ancient livestock trails and paths hewn out by men who would scale the peaks to make use of the snow wells. The routes have been established over centuries and this one starts in the village of Facheca (Fageca). The climb alternates from gradual to steep but is rarely punishing and constantly stimulating. The views on reaching the narrow plateau close to the summit would melt the soul of all but the most hardened individuals.
Much of the route follows the PRV- 182 path and is waymarked.
For those who want to skip trip up to plateau, an alternate circuit walk is described.
DISTANCE9.5km WALKING TIME 31/4-4hrs ASCENT600mtrs GRADE S