25 – 26 of January
This time we will do the routes of the two best known ravines in the province of Alicante: Barranc de l’Infern and Barranc de l´Encantà, spending the night in a rural house in Patró.
Barranco del Infierno (6000 escalones)
There is a unique place in the Valencian Community. A place capable of transporting you to the past, full of legends, history, traces of our Moorish ancestors and Christians who conquered Balansiya to establish the Christian Kingdom of Valencia, resulting in this place becoming one of the last redoubts of Moors before their definitive expulsion by Felipe III. A beautiful but rugged place at the same time, rocky but full of vegetation, which undoubtedly never ceases to surprise those who visit it because of, in large part, the route of the 6000 steps. This trail, known as The Hiking Cathedral, takes us into Barranc de l’Infern, in Vall de Laguar.
Barranc de l’Encantà
Planes – a small town with less than a thousand inhabitants in the Comtat region, Alicante, hides one of the most beautiful protected areas in the Valencian Community: Barranco de la Encantada – better known in Valenciano as Barranc de l´Encantà.
This beautiful corner, in which you can enjoy a pleasant walk while admiring its scenic beauty, its diversity of flora and fauna, has a series of pools and waterfalls that, added to the historical architecture that can be contemplated during the tour – like the Shrine of the Holy Christ of Planes, Lavadero de la Fuente Nueva or the Medieval Aqueduct – after reading these lines this route becomes a must for hikers in Valencian Community.
Offering accommodation with balconies and mountain views, Hotel Rural Serrella is located in the charming village of Castell de Castells. Its restaurant serves a range of traditional local cuisine. The Rural Serrella’s studios and rooms feature simple, Spanish-style décor with tiled floors. All accommodation comes with air conditioning, a fridge and TV.
There are 3 rooms with individual beds in the house, and 1 room with double bed, therefore the limit for this trip is 8 people.