4th of July
Let’s go to the Western part of Sierra Espadán to hike to Salto de la Novia waterfall (yes, it has the same name as the other waterfall in Navajas). At the end of the hike we will also be able to bathe at the natural pool, right next to the town.
Salto de la Novia waterfall
Salto de la Novia is a beautiful place where the water from the Las Salinas ravine forms a small pool of fresh water and the waterfall that rushes into it. It is located about 3 km from Cirat and is highly appreciated by its neighbors and visitors. In Salto de la Novia you can find native flora of small rivers, sometimes it receives the visit of numerous birds such as the white wagtail. You can also see the Hispanic goat, although it is a bit difficult to coincide with them.
We’ll meet in Valencia, in front of Mestalla stadium (the parking lot on av. Aragón) and drive to Cirat. Once there, we’ll have a coffee on a terrace and start the hike.
We will start the route with a short climb to the remains of the castle of Cirat. From there we will continue along the Las Salinas ravine until we reach the viewpoint, where we can enjoy the views of the waterfall. A short descent and we will be at the waterfall, where we will stop to have lunch and cool off. We will return to the town along a gravel road. We will have a drink after the route and return to Valencia.
Difficulty: medium/low (8.8km with 350m elevation gain).
Technical level: medium (single track trails).
Transportation: 7-seater minivan (you can also come directly).
Price: 25 euros (19 euros for members).
Meeting point: Mestalla, entrance on av. Aragón, 8:30 (return to Valencia ~17:00)
Bring at least 1l of water, lunch, cap, swimsuit, sunscreen and hiking shoes.
COVID-19 Safety Measures:
– the temperature of all the participants will be measured prior to getting in the minibus
– hand gel use (provided) is mandatory
– wearing a mask is mandatory in all closed spaces