Mountain Journeys

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£50 per day (walking); £60 per day (climbing & multi-activity) - this price is based on a minimum of 2 people.

Included in the price:

• Guiding and instruction during all activities

• Technical equipment (for climbing and multi-activity)

• Photos of your holiday


Accommodation and airport transfers - please enquire

How to book?

Contact us by telephone of email to discuss your requirements and dates. We will then ask you to complete a booking form and send a deposit.

Kit list – climbing & multi-activity

Sturdy trail shoes, rock climbing shoes (climbing courses only), rucksack (big enough to put food water and spare kit in); long and short sleeved tops, waterproof jacket, sun hat, sun cream, personal first aid kit. We provide all climbing equipment (apart from shoes), however, if you have some of your own equipment, feel free to bring it along. Wearing a helmet (provided) is essential whilst on any of these activities.

Kit list – guided walking

Walking boots or sturdy trail shoes, rucksack, warm clothing, waterproof outerwear, sun hat, sun cream, lightweight walking trousers (shorts can be worn but there is prickly undergrowth out there on some paths!), trekking poles (optional), personal first aid kit.

Fitness requirements

Climbing: Most of the climbing venues are only a few minutes walk from parking areas.

Via Ferrata: Most involve walking uphill for approximately 30 minutes, followed by a very steep climb, think vertical (30 mins to 1 hour)!

Canyoning: The approach walks can be anything from 30 mins to 1.5 hours of uphill walking, followed by lots of abseiling and scrambling through the canyon.

Scrambling: Usually we’ll be out for a full day walking uphill, scrambling along ridges with sometimes an abseil or easy climb too. I.e. the Bernia Ridge traverse is around 7 hours in length. A good level of stamina is required.

Mountain walks: Our walks vary in difficulty so are suitable for different levels of fitness and we will tailor them to suit you. Typical distance is 6 to 10 miles and some of our mountain walks take in summits at 1500m. The walks are usually no more than 6 hours duration and will include rests/photo breaks. To enjoy the walks you should be fit enough to walk over this distance and to be used to walking uphill.

Please give us a call to discuss fitness requirements further.

What else is there to do?

Quiet coves: We can take you on a visit to a 'hidden' beach, only accessible via a short canyon descent. Great swimming here. In the same area is another more easily accessible cove for sunbathing and swimming. There’s a great beach bar here for a tasty lunch and some dramatic caves in the nearby cliffs. 

Grenadella beach is another beautiful quiet cove set in amongst forestry, also with a beach bar.

Sandy beaches: There are also miles of long, sandy beaches in the area – a couple that we like are at Javea and Calpe. Here you also have many restaurants, tapas bars and shops to visit.

Markets: you can find one almost every day as most towns and villages have them – one of our favourites is the Rastro market at Jalon, held every Saturday morning. 

Mountain villages:  One of our favourites is Guadalest which is perched precariously on a rocky pinnacle. There is a castle to visit and towers perched on top of rocky spires, plus a gaol and many museums.

Moorish Castles & forts: Many of these are on mountain tops and can be visited on our guided walks but there are some which are only a short walk from the road.

Calpe: A lovely seaside town which has the tallest sea-stack in Europe, the Penon d’Ifach - well worth a visit and we can walk to the top for amazing views or watch the climbers on the steep south face.

Cycling: There are excellent roads here for enjoyable cycle rides – wide, well-maintained and mostly quiet. There’s plenty of hills too if you want to train. There are several bike hire shops in the area.

Other sports: golf, trail-running, kayaking, sailing, horse riding…

What’s the weather like?

Costa Blanca has wonderful weather for walking and climbing, probably the best in Europe. Mild and dry right through the winter. November to April is a popular time when temperatures are typically between 15˚ - 20˚C during the daytime. The months of May and October are usually warmer – 20 to 25C. July and August are usually a bit too warm for walking and climbing although not impossible! There are rare occasions when it does rain but it doesn’t stop us from getting out although we may alter the itinerary to suit the prevailing weather.

Where do I fly to?

Alicante airport. Regular flights from most UK airports. Journey time to Llosa de Camacho is approximately 1 hr 15 mins. 

Car hire is available from the airport or we can meet you here by prior arrangement.

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