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Walking on the Costa Blanca

50 mountain walks and scrambles

50 circular walks and scrambles that explore the Costa Blanca mountains, around the resorts of Alicante, Benidorm and Calp, a popular European winter sun adventure destination. From 1500m peaks and knife edge ridges to deep gorges, the walks range from gentle strolls to demanding days with steep climbs, and from 3 to 20km in distance.


The perfect escape from British snow and rain. The Costa Blanca Mountains are at their best during the late autumn, winter and early spring when they are covered in wildflowers and blossom and walkers enjoy T-shirt days under blue skies.


From the the bustling coastal resorts of Calp, Altea and Benidorm to charming mountain towns and village like Xalo (Jalon), Alcalali, Parcent, Pego, Sella, Finestrat, Castell de Castells and Guadalest.


There is something to suit most abilities except, perhaps absolute beginners. Waymarking sometimes leaves a little to be desired - though it is getting better - so a bit of hillcraft and a modicum of agility on the rougher trails will always come in handy.

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Covers the limestone peaks and jagged ridges that stretch inland from Spain's most popular holiday coast. From the high summits of Aitana, the Puig Campana, Xanchet and Montgo to the spiky crests of the Serra Bernia, Ferrer and Caval Verd, and the deep ravines of the Barranc de Malafi and the Barranc del Cint as well as the plunging seacliffs of the Serra Gelada.
4 Nov 2015
17 Apr 2023
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.30cm

A guidebook to 50 day walks and scrambles on Spain’s Costa Blanca. Exploring the dramatic scenery around Alicante, Benidorm and Calp, the routes vary from short easy routes to full-day strenuous summit scrambles.

Walks range from 3 to 20km (2–12 miles) and can be enjoyed in 2–7 hours. The routes are graded allowing you to choose routes suitable for your ability. The scrambles are mainly Grade 1 but may be exposed and require a head for heights.

  • 1:50,000 maps are included for each walk
  • Detailed information on planning, access and parking
  • Brief information included on history, culture and wildlife
  • Highlights include the 10,000 Steps walk

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Terry Fletcher Cicerone author TFLETCHER

By Terry Fletcher

Terry Fletcher has walked and climbed among the mountains of the Costa Blanca for more than 30 years. His love of wild places has taken him all over Europe and North America, where he has a particular fascination for the sandstone canyonlands and deserts of the American South West. As a full time professional writer and photographer for more than 40 years, his work has appeared in almost every national newspaper as well as specialist magazines. He has also appeared on network television and radio as a commentator on the outdoors. He is a former editor of Cumbria and Lake District Magazine, Dalesman and The Countryman. He lives in the Yorkshire Dales.

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