Start the walk by the information
board on the walking routes of the Seta valley (765 m) by undercrossing the
CV-720. The walkway (Cami dels Figuerals) passes the Espirit
Sant fountain (Font de l'Espirit Sant) and comes to a signposted crossroads
(3min) (750 m). Turn right for Pla de la Casa.
When the track forks, go left (7min) (775 m). After the fork, ignore tracks
that go to the orchards on your
The track peters out into a path that starts ascending along the
Moro (Barranco de Moro). Ignore paths that go downhill.
Keep an eye on the rock wall on your right. Soon after you see the Bernat
cave (Cova de Bernat), you find a path
to it (32min) (960 m). This cave
served as a shed for sheep and goat. It takes some ten minutes to visit the
The path comes to a small clearing with a hut and a water tap (37min) (1000
m). Take the path uphill
to the right from the hut. Soon you see the sea and the
mountains of Ponoch and Aitana
with the antennas on your left.
When you encounter the sign for Pla de la Casa (1h05min) (1230 m), turn
right. Further up, the path
becomes quite steep.
The Pla de la Casa (1h15min) (1340 m) is a wide plain surrounded by top
parts of the Serrella mountain, and, covered by colorful tussocks, if you visit
it in the spring time. You find also the ruins of an ice
house. In the old days,
these deep round buildings served as ice storages. Flocks
of sheep like to take refuge in the coolness of the plain and its rock
It is worth climbing to the highest point of the mountain (1379 m), which
opens up fantastic views over the valleys and peaks in east, north and west. The
most prominent tops are the eastern peaks
del Llop and Pico de Serrella of the Sierra de Serrella, Montgo, Safor, Monduber, Benicadell and Montcabrer.
The Valley of Guadalest in the South is lined by Aitana.
Visiting the top takes some fifteen minutes.
Continue southwest on the path that runs in the plain for some ten minutes,
and then starts descending along the slope of the Borrell
to a signposted track (1h50) (1170 m). Turn right for Quatretondeta.
When this track curves sharply left, turn right downhill on a
(1h57min) (1175 m), which takes you to the Roja
fountain (Font Roja) (2h01min) (1100 m). By the fountain you find a number
of signs. Take the path for Facheca, which first crosses the Hondo Barranco and
then starts to follow its right hand
side. Do not go on the paths that stay on
the left hand side of the gorge.
The narrow path leaves the Barranco de Hondo, and starts sweeping westward.
Follow the white-yellow waymarks, which lead you sharp left downhill (2h11min)
(1080 m). If you miss this turn, you soon encounter a white-yellow cross on a
The path comes to a well
(2h16min) (1030 m), where it forks. Take the right fork. The left fork takes you
only to a lookout point. From these northwestern
slopes of Serrella you have views over the villages of the Valley of Seta
bordered by Alfaro in
the east and Almudaina in the northwest, including Quatretondeta,
Benimassot and Facheca.
After crossing a couple of gorges, you descend to an
asphalt road (2h56min) (840 m), which goes downhill to a T-junction (3h11min)
(765 m). Turn right, and, when you come to the CV-720
(3h12min), turn right again, and return to the information board in Facheca