Start walking from the signposts (415 m) on the
narrow sandroad past the water supply building (Abastecimiento de Aguas
Potables) until you see a house at the end of the road. Some 50 meters
before the house, a path forks right uphill (5min) (425 m). The creek of
Barranc dels Tarongers flows on your left, until the path crosses it
(10min) (425 m). On the opposite side of the creek, the path forks. Go
right following the sign for the path of Barranc dels Tarongers. The
creek is now on your right hidden by leaf-trees.
At the next fork (20min) (490 m) take the path downhill to the right.
Do not go left uphill to the route V-9, which leads to the plain of
The downhill path crosses the creek by the ruins of a
(23min) (465 m). The creek accompanies you on the left for one minute
more until the path crosses it again. The path widens to a track that
passes a sign for "Font" which points right downhill (27min)
(480 m). The track peters out into a path that changes into a trail and steps
cut in a rock. The river flows in the gorge
on your right.
At the top (55min) (650 m) the path crosses a track and starts descending.
The mountain range of Mariola
rises in front of you. When you encounter
signposts (1h) (615 m), go right for Bocairent. The path turns into a
track. Ignore a track that goes left downhill a couple of steps away
from the signs.
When the track comes to a paved road (1h04min) (605 m), turn right.
At the next junction (1h07min) (600 m), turn right again. The narrow
aspahlt road passes the fountain of Bocairent just outside the town.
Only the electricity wires remind you of the present when you look at
the town. A narrow bridge leading inside the strong protecting
and stone houses covering the hill belong all in the past. Bocairent
offers a number of historical routes and buildings like Ermita
del Santo Cristo and Cementerio
Parroquial with its romantic entrance
road. An information board
shows two routes that follow the town
walls: Ruta Magica
ja Ruta de les Covetes. The cave route leads to the Moorish
dwellings. This block
of 53 flats which is build
inside of a rock has seven
floors. You can
move between the rooms
along narrow corridors
from one floor to another through small round
holes. The windows open up a view to the town and the surrounding
Return from Bocairent back to the signs (1h40min), and turn right for
"Cami Vell Bocairent - Ontinyent". When the track forks
(1h50min) (645 m), take the left fork with the white-yellow waymark. A
couple of minutes later this track meets another. Turn left again. The
track ascends to a hill (2h) (670 m) and starts descending. When it
forks (2h03min) (655 m), go right. In a minute, the track joins another
track cut in a
rock. Turn left.
In the next junction (2h15min) (575 m), ignore the path on the
opposite side of the track that climbs uphill following the electricity
lines, and turn right. Soon you see a path on the opposite slope that
runs in the horizontal plane. Less than two
minutes away from the junction is the entrance to this path on your left (570 m).
The path opens up spectacular views down over the river
you see an old railroad passing through a number of tunnels. The gently
descending path comes to CV-81 (2h 40min) (440 m). Turn left and return
to the starting point of the route (2h50min).