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Alicante - Las Marinas Trek - Hotel to Hotel Trek Self Guided walking holiday - Click here to find out more about Self Guided walking holidays 

The Area

This trek takes you through some of the most stunning scenery to be found in this part of Spain. It is a journey of discovery through beautiful Mediterranean countryside with overnight stays in whitewashed Moorish villages.

As you walk through terraces of oranges, lemons and olives first cultivated by the Moors over 1000 years ago you will enjoy the sights and scents of a multitude of fragrant flowers and herbs. Your ascents are rewarded by viewpoints with panoramic views of the surrounding valleys.

Our carefully selected accommodation blends in with the journey and heightens the experience.

The Walking

You will walk along quiet country lanes, tracks and ancient footpaths. The paths are not difficult to follow, there are some steep climbs but no scrambling is involved. We grade this trek as moderate. The exact ascent, descent, distance and time figures can be found under the ‘itinerary’ section.

Self Guided

You can walk entirely at your own pace with our extensive walking notes giving route directions, ascents, descents, distances and

walking times (as well as where those most important cafe and toilet stops are)! If you wish to lengthen the holiday we can easily add rest days when you make the booking.

Baggage transfer

Your bags will be transferred daily to your next hotel so that you can enjoy the walking with just a day pack.

Walk Grading

Self-guided – Moderate with Challenging options. Total for standard week ignoring variations:- Ascent: 4105m. Descent: 3680m. 58 miles.

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Las Marinas Trek

We have especially selected accommodation that fits in with the character of the trek – small, quiet, Spanish family run establishments. We use a mixture of Pensions, Casa Rurals and Hotels, whichever we feel has the best quality of service from the choice available in the village. You will be assured of a friendly welcome at the end of a day’s walking, and maybe take a dip in the pool, enjoy aperitifs on your balcony, or roof top dinner, depending on the location.

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Day 1 Transfer from the airport to Finestrat and take some time to look around this charming area. Overnight Finestrat. 

Day 2 Begin by exploring the remarkable landscapes characterised by limestone ridges that divide the area into separate valleys. You wind through farmland, along country lanes and shady pinewoods.  Overnight Sella.

Ascent: 760m. Descent: 600m. Distance: 9 miles. Time: 4 ¼ hours.

Day 3 Todays route takes in the quiet valleys between the Sierra de Aitana and Puig Campana. You’ll enjoy panoramic views over the whole and adjoining Guadalest valley. Pass by the native Mediterranean pine forest and tempting strawberry trees. Overnight Benimantell.

Ascent: 800m. Descent: 670m. Distance: 11.5 miles. Time: 7 hours.

Day 4 Explore some of the peaks of the highest mountain range in the region, topped by the 1558m Sierra de Aitana. From these peaks you have an unrivalled view of the Costa Blanca. Overnight Confrides.

Ascent: 780m. Descent: 560m. Distance: 8 miles. Time: 5 hours.

Day 5 Today’s route takes you out of the broad Guadalest Valley, over the Sierra de Serrella and into the eastern end of the Seta Valley. The geology predominates with deep valleys, pinewoods and sheer limestone cliffs that give the landscape a distinctly alpine flavour and contrasts with the more open topography of the lower Guadalest Valley. Overnight Facheca.

Ascent: 620m. Descent: 605m. Distance: 7 ¼ miles. Time: 4 hours

Day 6 This walk takes you out of the Guadalest Valley, over Serrella and into the parallel Castell de Castells Valley. The route’s features include a series of cave shelters in use for millennia, freshwater springs, a medieval stone anhydrite mill, a veteran pine and olive trees and a medieval irrigation aqueduct. Overnight Castell de Castells.

Ascent: 745m. Descent: 965m. Distance: 10 ½ miles. Time: 5 ¼ miles.

There is also an alternative shorter and lower route – Ascent: 275m. Descent: 500m. Distance: 8 ¼ miles. Time: 3 ½  hours.

Day 7 Travel through the quietest and most uninhabited part of your route into the hidden valleys of Garx and Bijauca, Moorish names that have persisted for more than 1000 years. Along the way you will also visit the impressive rock arches at Plans de Aialt and a Moorish underground cistern. Overnight Tarbena.

Ascent: 590m. Descent: 600m. Distance: 10 ½ miles. Time: 5 hours.

Day 8 Transfer to the airport for your return journey home. 

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This trek is available throughout the whole year; however we do not recommend the trek during July and August due to high summer temperatures.



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Fly to Alicante or Valencia* airports with frequent scheduled low cost and charter flights from throughout the UK & Ireland. Transfer to and from your first and last hotel is included and takes 50 minutes from Alicante and 2 hours from Valencia airport.

*supplement for higher transfer costs.

 

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Las Marinas Trek

Included:

  • 7 Nights accommodation with half board*

  • Transfers between Alicante airport and first/last trek hotels

  • Baggage transfers between the hotels (1 bag per person @20kg)

  • Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

*Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Optional:

  • ‘With flights’ includes typical flight prices* from London to Alicante (flights can be arranged to Valencia with a higher transfer supplement). Flights from many local airports are also available (exact price for your dates available on request)
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Not Included:

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

Please note these prices will differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices

All prices valid for 2017/18

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 7 nights half board* in a shared twin/double standard room. 

Las Marinas

Dates

7 nights half board*   

With Flights

7 nights half board*

Own International Flights

Extra night Per person

Single supplement per night**

01 Sep – 30 Jun

829

689

POA

16

*Half board is dinner bed and breakfast
** Please call to discuss availability and transfer supplements for one person travelling alone.

**Please note - all Saturday departures will incur an additional charge of £20 per person to cover transfer costs due to alternative accommodation on first night**

Room supplements: None

Seasonal Supplement (Christmas New Year & Easter) may apply

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