BERNIA - SOUTHERN SLOPES
Roads up mountains may irritate purists but, to others, they give opportunities to explore otherwise unattainable heights. Such is the road up to the barbecue area half way up the Sierra Bernia. This is the starting point for this lovely walk as well as other walks.
The basic walk is short, shady, spectacular and very easy. The optional extra, to the East Col, is verging on hard, but short and very rewarding. For the mountain climber this also gives access to the E. Bernia summit, (976m), from the “shelf.”
There is a splendid panorama from the E. Col. Starting with Cau to the NW continuing to Montgo and the coast of Javea and Moraira. On to L´Olta, with Calpe and Penon Ifach behind, Then SW across the Mediterranean to the Sierra Helada, Campana, Ponoch, Sanchet and the start of the Sierra Aitana to the West.
To Casita & back. 95% on good tracks. Muddy patches after heavy rain can be circumvented. 5% good paths.
To East Col. 100% paths, some rocky and vertiginous. Three short screes.
Click here for Michael's Map and Instructions.