12th of December
The scenic ascent to the Goat Spring Peak (Pico de la Font de Cabres) from Vilavella. The village is considered to be one of the entrances to Sierra Espadán natural park, and on this hike we’ll get to know the side that’s closest to the coast.
We’ll meet in Valencia in the parking lot on av. Aragón in front of Mestalla stadium and drive to Vilavella. We’ll stop here for a coffee on a terrace and start the hike after that. There is a long gradual ascent along a gravel road that will be the first half of the hike. After that the things get more interesting as we get closer the peak and go through rockier areas. The peak itself offers great views of the Mediterranean and a perfect spot for lunch. The return is along a ridge trail with some fun descents and civil war trenches towards the end. After the hike we will have a drink on a terrace and return to Valencia.
Difficulty: medium/high (13.2km with 630m of elevation gain).
Technical level: medium/high (some steep rocky trails around the peak).
Transportation: 9-seater minibus (alternatively, you can drive to the hike starting point in your own vehicle)
Price: 20 euros (includes professional guide, transportation, accident and public liability insurances).
Meeting point: Mestalla, parking lot on av. Aragón, 9:30 (return to Valencia ~17:30)
Bring at least 1l of water, lunch, warm clothes 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