30th of October
This time we are doing something new! We will spend the entire trip in silence, without saying a single word. There is a perfect spot for that in Benagéber, called Camino del Silencio.
We’ll meet at Mestalla as usual and I will explain all the details there. As soon as we get in the minibus, the silent hike will commence and we shall not say a word till we get back to Valencia. We will still go to bars for pre and post hike drinks as usual, but the order will have to be written down on a paper, which I will pass to the barman. The rest is the same – just hike and enjoy the scenery!
“Camino del Silencio” is an initiative of the Benagéber City Council that unites nature, hiking and history in a journey through the vestiges of the recent past of this mountain municipality, linking the villages of the population abandoned and relocated after the construction of the reservoir of Benageber. Camino del Silencio is a memory route over 16 kilometers that runs through the main villages in the municipal area. It begins with the village of Nieva, the only one currently inhabited, where you can visit a new area of native scrubland with aromatic and medicinal plants, the ‘Mirador de Nieva’, the laundry room and the San Isidro Fountain.
Difficulty: medium (16.4km with 300m elevation gain)
Technical level: medium (mostly gravel roads)
Transportation: 9-seater minivan (you can also come directly)
Price: 25 euros (19 euros for members)
Meeting point: Mestalla, entrance on av. Aragón, 9:00 (return to Valencia ~18:30)
Bring 1l of water, lunch, sunscreen, cap and hiking shoes
COVID-19 Safety Measures:
– wearing a mask is mandatory in the minivan