28th of October
Let’s go to Montanejos to do the Estrechos trail and bathe in the not-so-hot springs. The route runs along two sides of the river, offering us very impressive views (as in the photo). In the middle of the route, we will pass by a “horizontal waterfall” – a place where the water from the reservoir comes out of the wall making quite a spectacle. After the hike we can bathe in the river and have a drink on the terrace before returning to Valencia.
The area known as Los Estrechos lies between the town of Montanejos, about 2.5km, and the Dam of Arenoso (Campos de Arenoso). This is one of the most beautiful area along the river Mijares and the one with the richest landscape. The river flows through a gorge 25 meters wide, wedged between almost vertical walls over 100 meters high in some sections. It is a place with climbing areas with international fame and it has great attraction for nature and wild water sports lovers.
Currently, there is a signposted trail called “Sendero de los Estrechos”, which borders the area of the narrows in the mountains. This is a local circular path about 11 km round trip. For the realization of the Trail, you got the start point by crossing the bridge on the way to Zucaina.
Difficulty: medium (11km with 350m elevation gain)
Technical level: medium (single-track trails along the river)
Meeting point: Mestalla, entrance on av. Aragón, 9:30 (return to Valencia ~18:00)
Price: 32 euros (28 euros signing up before Wednesday, 26.10) / 12 euros coming to Montanejos.
The price includes professional guide, transportation, accident and public liability insurances.
Bring at least 1l of water, lunch, cap and hiking shoes.
Become a member and get a 6 euro discount for every hike.