|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.
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
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
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
where you enjoy a splendid panorama over the surrounding mountains
Ponoch, Aixorta and
Bernia. The seaview
encompasses the bay of Altea lined by the Helada mountain and the
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).