19th of December
The king of Valencian coast summits – el Mondúver, at 843 meters above sea level, gives you stunning views. This time we are doing an epic hike, starting from Xeresa and going all the way up on the Eastern side.
We’ll meet in Valencia in the parking lot on av. Aragón in front of Mestalla stadium and drive to Xeresa. We’ll stop here for a coffee on a terrace and start the hike after that.
The route starts gently with a flat section going out of Xeresa. Soon we’ll get to the slopes of Mondúer range and start ascending. In the middle of the ascent we’ll pass by el Picaio peak. Here the route gets steeper, with some scrambling parts (there are ropes to facilitate that). Eventually, we’ll reach the summit to get amazing 360 views of the whole surrounding area, from the Mediterranean on one side, and the valleys around Xativa on the other. We will also stop for lunch here. The descent is on a different, slightly easier trail. After the hike we will have a drink on a terrace and then return to Valencia.
Difficulty: medium/high (15km with 750m of elevation gain)
Technical level: medium/high (steep ascent on the second half with some scrambling)
Meeting point: Mestalla, parking lot on av. Aragón, 9:30 (return to Valencia ~18:00)
Price: 28 euros (25 euros signing up by Thursday, 16.12) / 11 euros coming to Xeresa.
The price includes professional guide, transportation, accident and public liability insurances.
Bring at least 1l of water, lunch, warm clothes and hiking shoes.