7th of July
Let’s walk along the coast in Sierra de Irta natural park, which will give us several opportunities to swim in the coves along the route. After the hike we will go to the restaurant La Frescura to have lunch and then visit the town and the castle of Peñiscola. We will go by private bus from Valencia to Alcossebre and come back to Valencia in the same bus from Peñiscola.
Distance: 14km with 100m elevation gain
Meeting point: Mestalla (entrance from av. Aragón)
Return to Valencia: 20:00
Bring lots of water, swimsuit and sunscreen.
Peñíscola, also known as the City in the Sea, is crowned at the top of rock upon which it stands by Pope Luna’s Castle, a Templar fortress dating back to 1307 and which was transformed into an impregnable watchtower, surrounded as it was by the set of walls that protect the Old Town.
Peniscola Castle is an absolutely stunning location for sight seeing, cultural enlightment and walking. Rich history, beautiful scenery and ease of access. Peniscola Castle has held deep history for the people of Valencia dating back to the Knights Templar, and being home to Pope Benedict XIII. It is located on the ridges of Peniscola – a city near Castellón, North of Valencia.
More info: Diputació De Castelló
Coves of Sierra de Irta
The Natural Park of the Sierra de Irta represents one of the last coastal mountains that remain untouched on the Mediterranean coast. Located in the north of the province of Castellón, the Sierra de Irta occupies an area of almost 8,000 hectares of unaltered nature and steep slopes that form small coves in its gentle descent to the sea. A dream area, relatively unknown, which is one of the most beautiful natural areas of the Valencian coast.
More info: escapadarural.com
Photos and more info: alcossebre.org
Peñiscola and Coves
Includes transportation in a private bus and organization. Does not include lunch in the restaurant and castle visit.