By the Drova fountain (Font de la Drova) (380 m) you find signs for the Cova
del Parpallo, Font de la Mongeta and Alt de l'Aldaia, all of them pointing left.
The track takes you to a crossroads with signposts (2min) (380 m). Go straight
ahead on the track for Monduber and Cova de
Parpallo. On your right, streches the Alto del Aldaia.
The track crosses the CV-675 (12min) (385 m) to a paved road that starts
ascending. You have suberb views over the valley of Gallinera lined by the Safor
At the Parpallo cave (27min) (435 m), which is behind a gate on your left,
the road turns into a track. Parpallo cave is famous for its paleolithic art.
The collection of cave paintings and limestone engravings is the richest in
Europe covering the sequence from 20 thousand to 10 thousand years ago.
Later the track that starts from the cave peters out into a
path (47min) (480
m). Start following the white-yellow waymarks towards Coll de la
you see the northwestern wall of Monduber rising on your left, look for a path
that forks towards it (55min) (520 m), but do not turn left before you check the
views from the ridge of Peña Negra some 50 meters in front of you. Once you
have marvelled the sea view, go back to the fork, and start following the white
waymarks. The first one you find on a pine trunk some hundred meters further on
the path. The waymarks are a little bit difficult to spot, but try not to lose
them. The first part of the way is fairly easy to walk, but when you
the top you have to start climbing. This part of the route requires a head for
hights and scrambling skills. If you have both, the effort is most rewarding.
There are two narrow ridges that open views to both northeastern
the way from Dénia to Cullera, and southwestern valleys and
At the top (1h35min) (770 m), the path starts ascending gently to the
antennes. By the antennes, you have another splendid sea
view, and the path joins a concrete road (1h45min) (830 m). Now
you have a great panorama of the valleys below including the northern plains
where you see a number of paths.
The road comes to a gate (2h15min) (600 m), which is usually locked to keep
unauthorised cars away. Go round the gate and continue downhill to the Drova
valley. When you come
to a crossroads (2h45min) (465 m), go left to the downhill street.
Cross the CV-675 (3h) (370 m), and turn left to a track (3h01min) that takes
you back to Font de la Drova (3h10min).