22nd of January
Let’s do a route that combines the views of the coast with some typical landscapes of Sierra Espadán. This time we are going to la Vall d’Uixo to hike up to Panya Migdia.
Nice circular route without any technical difficulty, in which we have several interesting points. The hiking excursion carried out begins in the town of Vall d’Uixó, to go up to the Peña del Mediodía at 584m above sea level. We will go through the narrow and humid Arquet ravine, pass through Alfondeguilla and end where we started. This excursion will surprises us with different landscapes. Walking on top of a mountain with scarce vegetation, contrasted with a deep and humid ravine, where the typical shady vegetation allows us to see little more than the immediate environment.
La Penya de Migdia, surprised me by its beautiful and pointed profile, although when you are at the top it has a small extension of smooth rock, the last section of its ascent has a good slope, although short, with a small climb.
On our way to Penya Migdia we will pass by l’Arquet aqueduct.
We go back to Roman times to see them build this aqueduct of architectural interest known as “l’Arquet”, an aqueduct of controversial origin (some sources date it to Roman times while others attribute it to the Arab people) through which it channeled the water towards Molinet de Castro – a flour mill located downstream, currently non existent.
Difficulty: medium/high (14km with 430m elevation gain)
Technical level: medium (mostly single track trails)
Meeting point: Mestalla, parking lot on av. Aragón, 9:30 (return to Valencia ~18:00)
Price: 32 euros (28 euros signing up before Friday, 20.01) / 12 euros coming to la Vall d’Uixo.
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.