8th of December
An ascent from Barx all the way to the summit of Penyalba. We will also pass by Forat de la Drova – a very cool opening in the wall, which leads to a cave on the other side.
We’ll meet in Valencia in the parking lot on av. Aragón in front of Mestalla stadium and drive to Barx. Once there, we’ll have a cup of coffee on a terrace of a bar before starting the hike. First we’ll drive a bit more to the hike’s starting point. The route is somewhat steep at first, getting milder as we get closer and closer to Penyalba peak. From there we will continue along the ridge until we reach Forat de la Drova. This will be our stop for lunch. Time for the descent, as we hike along Simat’s Ruta del Agua all the way back to the town. We will have a drink on a terrace after the hike and return to Valencia.
Difficulty: medium (11km with 450m elevation gain)
Technical level: medium/high (steep rocky ascent, optional trail along the ridge)
Meeting point: Mestalla, parking lot on av. Aragón, 9:30 (return to Valencia ~18:00)
Price: 28 euros (25 euros signing up by Sunday, 5.12) / 11 euros coming to Barx.
The price includes professional guide, transportation, accident and public liability insurances.
Bring at least 1l of water, lunch, warm clothes and hiking shoes.