17th of December
The most epic hike you can do in Valencian Community – Agujas de Santa Águeda is a route right at the border between hiking and climbing. The route we will do does not require any climbing equipment, but you have to be confident scrambling on steep slopes.
We’ll meet in Valencia, in front of Mestalla stadium (the parking lot on av. Aragón) and drive to Benicassim. Once there, we’ll have a coffee on a terrace and start the hike.
The route begins along the PR-CV 397 trail and the first couple of kilometres are regular hiking, which will get us to the back side of Las Agujas. From here the scrambling will begin. Very soon we will arrive to the top of the first and the most visited (evidently) Aguja. But this is only the beginning, as we will make our way along the ridge line to arrive to the most epic spot – the “trampoline” (seen on the photos). Lots of time will be dedicated to taking photos here, as well as having lunch. After that we will pass through another technical spot, where we will need to climb through a “chimney” – a very narrow passage between the rocks. Then, we will make our way down a steep trail to return to PR-CV 397 trail.
A short walk and we will be back at the starting spot. Finally, we will have a drink on a terrace and return to Valencia.
Photo credit: Catherine Salsbury
Difficulty: medium/high (8km with 400m elevation gain)
Technical level: advanced (lots of scrambling on steep slopes)
Meeting point: Mestalla, parking lot on av. Aragón, 9:30 (return to Valencia ~18:30)
Price: 32 euros (28 euros signing up before Thursday, 15.12) / 12 euros coming to Benicássim.
The price includes professional guide, transportation, accident and public liability insurances.
Bring at least 1l of water, lunch, long-sleeve clothes and hiking shoes.
Become a member and get a 6-euros discount for every hike.