Mountain Journeys

Bernia Ridge Walk – A circular route around this fabulous ridge


South side of the ridge looking towards Puig Campana - Bernia Ridge Walk

Bernia Ridge Walk

This week started with a wonderful walk around the Bernia ridge. It's more usual for us to be striding along the crest of the ridge, so today made for a refreshing change.
From Casas de Bernia on the north side of Bernia, we made our way up to the Forat (natural tunnel through the ridge) with the benefit of shade from the mighty ridge towering above us.
A squeeze through the forat and we were in bright sunshine and enjoying views out over the coast and over to the mountains, simply magnificent. The temperature difference from one side to the other is staggering, maybe 10 degrees!

I had remembered the path on the south side of the ridge as being slightly more challenging in places, but recent upgrading work has made for much easier going underfoot. Very excited to find a line of bolts leading up towards the ridge, mental note made to return with climbing gear 🙂

Lunch at the fort whilst enjoying far reaching views over towards Puig Campana and down to the coastline before the final leg of the walk which traverses around the western end of the ridge below the true summit of Bernia.

Despite this being a fairly leisurely stroll, we were only out for about 3 and a half hours. For more great walking routes and lots of other adventure days in the Costa Blanca mountains check out our newly published Cicerone guide Costa Blanca Mountain Adventures

Thanks to Kate, Mike, and Ann for the company



Looking back along the magnificent ridge - Bernia Ridge Walk


Emerging through the forat


Making our way back to Casas de Bernia



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