Try One of These Unforgettable Hikes Near Torrevieja
13th February 2018
There’s a whole lot more to Torrevieja and the Costa Blanca than sand, sea and cerveja. If you like to include a spot of adventure in your getaways, why not lace up your walking boots and explore some of the local area by foot?
Walking has to be one of the very best ways to get the flavour of a region and a fantastic opportunity to get immersed in the local landscape. Heading out for a hike is an excellent holiday activity – especially in this diverse area. From seascapes and salt flats, to mountain ranges and green spaces, the area surrounding Torrevieja is full of beautiful views and charming spots to uncover.
If your boots are made for walking, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite hikes close in and around the Costa Blanca. Some you’ll find right on your doorstep in Torrevieja, while others might call for a short drive. Whichever route you choose, you won’t regret taking the road less travelled…
1) A Beachside “Stroll”
Love an ocean view? You’re in luck. Torrevieja’s coastline is home to much-loved hiking paths which lead over 30 kilometres south to Mar Menor (Europe’s biggest saltwater lagoon). There’s a full day’s hiking to be had along this route for hardcore walkers, but those looking for a shorter expedition can easily choose a shorter option, perhaps to the pretty seaside resort of Torre de la Horadada (around four hours at a leisurely pace). There are plenty of these little seaside locations along the route, ideal for stopping for lunch or a glass of something chilled.
2) A Salt Lake Saunter
Already covered in our recent blog post about amazing views around the Costa Blanca, the striking green and pink salt lakes just outside Torrevieja (pictured above) are a popular spot to visit – and a brilliant place for a shorter walk. Home to a huge array of wildlife (including flamingos at the right time of year), there’s plenty to see in the La Mata reserve which includes Las Salinas salt lake. This 21 kilometre loop is a good, longer option, but much shorter and alternate routes are easy to find.
3) Exploring the Elephant
Enjoy hikes which feature a bit of elevation? An hour and 40 minutes drive north along the coast from Torrevieja, you’ll find Montgo Mountain. Known as the Elephant, this striking mountain has a clear head and trunk, appearing to rise 735 metres out of the sea. A dramatic and scenic sight (especially at sunrise and sunset), hikers can climb over the mountain from the town of Javea to Denia in just a few hours, enjoying stunning views as they go. Find out more about the route here.
There are plenty of other amazing spots to hike in this region, with many mountains to scale (like Orihuela Pico del Aguila) around an hour from the town. There are also hiking and walking groups to be found in Torrevieja, for participants of all abilities. Torrevieja.com is a good source of information, but be sure to ask around – tourist information may be able to recommend walking tours for you to join.
Open your door onto Torrevieja’s sandy Playa de Los Locos and explore the Costa Blanca at your pace. Book a beachside property today!