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Puig Campana

Top of Puig Campana





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How to get there: Drive on the CV-758 to Finestrat. In the town center, the CV-7672 turns off to the north. Drive on this road 900 meters to the Moli fountain (Font del Moli), which you see on the right hand side of the road. Park just beyond the fountain where you find a large parking area. (Roadmap of Marina Baixa)

Distance: 5h45min/14.1 km

Start from the Moli fountain (340 m) by walking uphill on the asphalt road. After crossing a small bridge you see signposts on your right (7min) (385 m). Follow the Puig Campana sign to a wide path. When the path forks (10min) (420 m), turn right. In the beginning the path has white-yellow waymarks, but higher up splodges of red paint and piles of stone mark the ongoing path. 

On your way upwards the views down into the valley get more and more extensive. At the same time Finestrat that first dominates the scenery becomes smaller and smaller.

There are more than one waymarked path. You can take any of them as long as you stay on the right hand side of the trail with rolling stones.

The path is very steep and difficult to walk on. In many places you have to use also your hands in getting forward.

The landscape is quite barren. You start the walk through a pine forest, but higher up you meet only bushes.

When you reach the pass, which separates the two peaks of Puig Campana, you find a tall pile of stones (2h) (1270 m). Curve right and soon you see signposts. Once you have visited the summit, you will return to these signposts.

Follow the green waymarks all the way to the top (2h30min) (1408 m) where you enjoy a splendid panorama over the surrounding mountains including Aitana, Ponoch, Aixorta and Bernia. The seaview encompasses the bay of Altea lined by the Helada mountain and the monolite Ifach.

Return to the signposts and take the botanical path of Puig Campana (Sender botanic de L'Ombria del Puig Campana) (2h50min) (1280 m). Keep following the green waymarks. The northern face of the mountain has more vegetation. The aroma of thyme, rosemary and sage fill the air.

This downhill path is much easier to walk than the one starting from the Moli fountain. First it snakes and then zigzags its way down before becoming more gentle just before widenig into a track (3h30min) (955 m). When the track forks (3h36min) (910 m), go left. Do not follow the sign for the Solsida fountain (Font de la Solsida).

The track descends to the Pass of Pouet (Coll de Pouet) (3h42min) (885 m), where you find a number of signs. Ignore all the signs and take the path with a green waymark. Do not go to the path with a white-yellow waymark, right from the correct path.

After a while the path starts to ascend gently. It crosses the hill with a view over the Pass of Llam (4h) (905 m) and leads towards Monte Castellet, a semicircular wall crowned by jagged teeth. When you meet a track (4h17min) (725 m), go left. The track turns into an asphalt road (4h24min) (710 m) that leads inside the walls of Monte Castellet.  When you bump into a bar which prevents cars from entering the road, it turns into a sandroad (4h40min). Later on, it turns back into an asphalt road (4h47min).

When the road forks (5h) (460 m), turn left. You pass a signpost pointing straight ahead for Finestrat on the right hand side of the road (5h40min). The road takes you back to the Moli fountain (5h45min) (340 m).

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