Our site is dedicated to the documentation of mountain walks in and around the Costa Blanca region of Spain. Our maps are the most up-to-date available and are continually being updated.
Everything on this site is free. We do our best to insure that all
information is correct but all use of same is
AT YOUR OWN RISK.
View our WALKER'S DICTIONARY for clarification of terms used.
MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND BASIC TERMS (path, track,col,etc).
A compass is sometimes necessary to follow walk instructions.
Let us know if updates are necessary. Send comments to: hallbobandjean @ aol.com
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For those who use a GPS, most walks have GPS file to use along with detailed description herein included. There may sometimes be slight differences between written notes and GPS track as it
is sometimes too difficult to describe in writing what is a slightly better route to follow.
All times quoted are walking times only and include no break time.
These times are quoted to help gauge distances between reference points.
Times are based on average walking speeds. As a general rule, if you stop for lunch and
have a coffee/banana brake, add approx. 30 % to arrive at a total walk time.
Walk descriptions now show % of walk completed based on walk time.
Regardless of your speed, this should give you a good idea of where you stand overall. If you have been walking for 3 hours and you have reached the 50% mark, you still have 3 hours of walking left.
Think before printing notes - the fewer pieces of paper you carry on your walk the better.
Printing the actual walk description (which usually starts on page 2) on both sides of paper saves stumbling with multiple sheets while walking. To more easily follow notes, it's a good idea to
mark where you are in the notes as you walk, either with a marker or (easier) with small tear on
edge of sheet. Also get in habit of referring to map when in doubt.
Don't overstep your abilities. Walking in Spain can be dangerous.
DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN CAR(S).
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS FOLLOWING OUR WALKS.
YOUR INPUT IS IMPORTANT.
Rating walks is difficult to do as each term means different things at different fitness/experience levels. We recommend you start with a walk rated as E or M to understand our rating criteria.
W WALK IN THE PARK: A new category for Sunday walks for anyone, maintained normally by municipalities.
E EASY : Less than 4 1/2 hrs. and less than 200 Mtrs. ascent.
M MODERATE : Less than 12 Km and less than 400 Mtrs. ascent.
MS MODERATE / STRENUOUS : More than 12 Km and less than 600 Mtrs. ascent.
S STRENUOUS : More than 15 Km less than 800 Mtrs. ascent.
VS VERY STRENUOUS :More than 20Km or more than 800 Mtrs. ascent.
SCR SCRAMBLES: This implies the need for handholds to ascend/descend steep rock pitches which could include exposed sections.
X Experienced walkers only.