15th of November
The hike to Monte Picayo is one of the trails accessible by public transport. We’ll hike to the lookout point at the summit of Monte Picayo and enjoy the panoramic views of the coast.
We’ll meet in Valencia at the Valencia Nord train station and take the Cercanías train to Puzol. Once there, we’ll have a coffee on a terrace before starting the hike.
We’ll quickly get out of the town and get on the long distance path GR-10. The trail will take us through the pine woods and we’ll gain elevation hiking through Barranco del Lobo. Very soon we will get to the lookout point at the summit. Here we will make a stop to have lunch and rest. The way back is along a different trail. This trail will pass by an hermitage – Ermita de la Virgen Milagrosa. Then we’ll pass through an urbanization and be back at the starting point. Finally, we’ll have a drink on a terrace after the hike and return to Valencia.
Difficulty: medium (11.6km with 412m of elevation gain)
Technical level: medium (single track trails)
Transportation: Renfe Cercanías train
Price: 11 euros (train ticket not included)
Meeting point: Valencia Nord train station, 10:00 (train leaves at 10.20); return to Valencia ~16:30
Bring at least 1l of water, lunch, warm clothes and hiking shoes.