21st of January
Time to get some of the most impressive views that Sierra Espadán offers. This time we are going to link two peaks: Puntal de l’Aljub and Pico Bellota, in the municipalities of Chóvar and Eslida.
This is one of the routes that have been rehabilitated in order to promote inland and environmental tourism in Castellón. Coinciding (partly) with PR-CV-352, the itinerary begins at the exit of the town, along the Chóvar road. It is the old road from Eslida to Chóvar that goes up towards the mountain pass. The landscape found here is typical of Sierra Espadán, with a predominance of cork oaks, some black pines and riverside vegetation in the ravine area. The marked path goes along the ravine of l’Oret, which is normally dry, but covered by lush vegetation. But we will take a steeper trail and get up to Puntal de l´Aljub – one of the highest points in the area and with the best views of the sea. This way we will also avoid the ascent on the paved road. From here we will continue along the ridge until we get to the Bellota (Acorn) peak.
Difficulty: medium/high (12.4km with 650m of elevation gain)
Technical level: medium (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 Thursday, 19.01) / 12 euros coming to Chóvar.
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.