Bocairent – Pou Clar

1st of July

Let’s go to Bocairent – a village carved out in a rock, do the Barranc dels Tarongers route, take a refreshing dip at the Pou Clar pools and visit the artificial caves – Covetes dels Moros.


The visit to the old town of Bocairent, declared historic-artistic site is essential, especially after having contemplated the impressive panoramic view from the road. It has a peculiar layout of streets, in the purest Arab style, with climbs and descents, stairs, squares, alleys… A walk along the steep streets, for which the proper shoes are recommended, will show us the corners of great beauty. Fountains and pots with flowers mark the entire walk, which can take us to one of the three shrines of the old town: Sant Joan, Mare de Déu dels Desemparats and Mare de Déu d’Agost.

The Historic Quarter | Turismo Bocairent

El Pou Clar

El Pou Clar is the most important river area in the city of Ontinyent and it has a great value, as much for the landscape, as for the wildlife it supports. The Clariano has its source here and the first section of its course is marked by a series of pools and waterfalls, which have all been dug by water. Each pool has acquired a name; the Pool of Slaves, the Clear Pool, the Frozen Pool, the Side Pool, the Dark Pool and finally the Pool of Horses.

El Pou Clar |

Covetes dels Moros

These are a group of cave-windows, or man-made caves with holes in the shape of windows, which were carved into the side of a rock escarpment. Situated on the right hand side of Fos Ravine they are only 300 metres from the town’s old quarter. This is the most complex and numerous of all the cave-window groups found at the head of the Clariano River. There are others located in gullies and ravines between Bocairent, Ontinyent and Alfafara.

The Moorish Caves | Turismo Bocairent

Difficulty: easy (8km with 100m elevation gain)
Technical level: medium/low (single-track trails along the river)
Meeting point: Mestalla, entrance on av. Aragón, 9:00 (return to Valencia ~17:30)
Price: 35 euros (31 euros signing up before Wednesday, 29.06) / 15 euros coming to Bocairent.

The price includes entrance to the Moorish Caves in Bocairent, professional guide, transportation, accident and public liability insurances.
Bring at least 1.5l of water, lunch, sunscreen, bathing suit, cap and hiking shoes.
Members get a 6 euro discount for every day hike. Visit our store to come a member.

Bocairent - Pou Clar
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