Mountain Journeys

Ferrer Ridge Costa Blanca – Easy and Exciting


On a narrow section of the Ferrer Ridge Costa Blanca
Ferrer Ridge Costa Blanca
We’re familiar with many fine ridge traverses and walking routes here in Costa Blanca. Thankfully, we still get some nice surprises whilst out in the mountains. Today we had one such surprise.

A few years ago, we set out on a ‘recce’ mission to the Sierra Ferrer hoping to explore its rocky crest. Having approached from the South, we arrived at a broad col and whilst a vague track seemed to head North from here, none of the terrain ahead looked worth the bother, so after a little more exploration, we didn’t bother!

Well that was a shame, because this fine crest is worth a look. The best approach is from the North, where well-marked tracks lead all the way up to the ridge. Once on the crest the views are magnificent in all directions, with the Bernia ridge, Xanchet, Segaria ridge, and the coast all being visible.
The scrambling is very easy, but at times very exposed, so care is needed. And as is normal with ridges in this area, there is a fair amount of loose rock.
All too soon we arrived at the broad col of our previous visit and the ridge was over. An easy track led us back down to Masserof where a selection of rustic restaurants and bars offer refreshments.

Really pleased we went back for this one. Well worth doing if you’re in the area. So well worth doing that I included a full description in the newly published (2022) Cicerone guide Costa Blanca Mountain Adventures

Ferrer Ridge Costa Blanca - photo courtesy of Carly Davies



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