One of the outdoor activities that more athletes do today is hiking, and what better place to do it than in the imposing mountains of Alicante, one of the provinces with the highest tourist level thanks to its summits of different degrees of difficulty.

 

If you are a hiking lover, you can not miss this article, where we will tell you the 8 best hiking trails in Benidorm, and we will tell you which ones are suitable for a quiet family walk, and, also, which are for the most demanding adventurers who always go for more.

1.Faro de l’Albir

One of the reasons for doing this route as a family is that it is a signposted, flat and asphalted road, so there is no way for you to get lost. Being a very accessible trail, you can go even with baby strollers or wheelchairs, yes, if you want to go to a viewpoint, you must climb some stairs, but do not worry, it is small.

The tour begins from the information point, we advance to a tunnel until we reach Punta Bombarda, where, finally, we will find the famous Faro de l’Albir with the remains that remained of the Bombarda Tower, dating from the sixteenth century.

  • Gradient: 130 meters.
  • Difficulty: Very easy. Suitable for all levels.
  • Distance: 5 kilometers (round trip).
  • Approximate duration: 1 1/2, 2 hours, depending on the pace of walking.
  • Route: Linear (same way back and forth).

2. Torre de les Caletes

Passing the city of Benidorm, well south of the Serra Gelada Natural Park, is the road along the coast to the Torre de les Caletes, ideal to do it with the family, since the road is asphalted and, being by the same path, both outward and return, there is no possibility of getting lost, so it is quite easy to complete.

Known as “Punta del Cavall”, this path will take us to the Torre de la Punta de les Caletes, also named “Torre de la Punta del Cavall“, whose name is due to a wall that was used in the sixteenth century to defend against attacks in Roman times. On the other hand, if you do this route, you can also visit Cala del Ti Ximo, and Cala de l’Almadrava.

  • Gradient: 200 meters.
  • Difficulty: Very easy. Suitable for all levels.
  • Distance: 9.21 km (round trip).
  • Approximate duration: 3 to 4 hours on the move.
  • Route: Circular.

3.Torre del Aguiló

To make the path of the Torre del Aguiló (Path of the Coast of vila Joiosa), you do not need much physical condition, since it is an easy journey to do, and overlooking the Mediterranean. In addition, it is the route that connects two ancient towers, a funerary, from the time of the Romans, with another watchtower, dating from the sixteenth century.

It is one of the best roads to travel as a family, since it has a very slight slope and is suitable for children, although, it is recommended that they are over 6 years old. On the other hand, and for the more adventurous, you can continue this path to Benidorm from the Torres beach, bordering the coast, and ending at the Poniente beach in Benidorm.

  • Gradient: 150 meters.
  • Difficulty: Easy. Suitable for children from 6 years old.
  • Distance: 4.7 km (round trip).
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours.
  • Route: Circular.

4.Alt del Governador

This route is one of the most beautiful to do, because you will feel that all the effort (although it is not much) has been worth it. The view along the trail, next to the Mediterranean, is breathtaking. If we leave from the Cruz de Benidorm towards l’Alt del Governador, at the summit of the Serra Gelada, we will climb to 410 meters above sea level.

Once at the top, you will find, next to the geodesic vertex, different telecommunications antennas. To return, the route is asphalted, but it has a dangerous slope, so you must be very careful. The good thing is that the return is by the same path as the one way.

  • Gradient: 699 meters.
  • Difficulty: Medium/High.
  • Distance: 9.7 km (round trip).
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours.
  • Route: Circular.

5. Sierra Cortina

One of the most accessible routes for hiking in Benidorm is the Sierra Cortina, as it is very easy to complete, and is ideal for going with family and children. The way out is the same as the return, so it is almost impossible to get lost. On clear days, you will have a wide and privileged visibility of the Mediterranean.

This site is perfect for those who want to jump from above with a paraglider, so you will surely come across someone who is doing this activity. At the last point of the journey you can look down and contemplate the terra mitica park, surrounded by Benidorm. While you can return to the starting point whenever you want, the trail in total consists of around 7 kilometers.

  • Gradient: 284 meters.
  • Difficulty: Easy.
  • Distance: 7.5 kilometers (round trip).
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours.
  • Route: Circular.

6. The Cross of Benidorm

There is no doubt that it is one of the busiest places for hikers and tourists who want to know the area. La Cruz de Benidorm is located in the Serra Gelada Natural Park and is one of the best and most exclusive viewpoints, from where you can contemplate the immensity of the city.

The Cross of Benidorm was built in 1960, the time in the city began to be known and accommodated several curious tourists who wanted to know new sites in Spain. To climb the Cruz de Benidorm, you start the route from the Rincón de Loix and, being a cemented route, you can climb with vehicles.

  • Elevation: 227 meters.
  • Difficulty: Easy.
  • Distance: 5 kilometers (round trip).
  • Approximate duration: 1 1/2 hour.
  • Route: Circular (round trip on the same road).

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