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Fuente Nova - Fuente Cirer - Santa María de Valldigina - Castillo de la Reina Mora - Costera Ampla - Alto del Campille - Fuente Nova





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How to get there: Driving on the CV-675 turn to "Les Foies". This junction is one kilometre from Barx to northwest and four kilometres from Simat de la Valldigna to southeast. Drive 4 km on the Foies road, all the way to Nova Fountain (Font Nova) where the road ends. (Roadmap of Safor)

Distance: 5h50min/20km

Start from the Nova fountain (475 m) by walking on the Foies road all the way back to the Cirer fountain, which you passed when you were driving to the Nova fountain. When you reach the Cirer fountain (25min) (395 m), look for a descending path on your right, some ten meters from the fountain.

Zigzaging downhill on the path you have a splendid view over the fertile Valldigna valley dominated by the monastery of the Santa María de Valldigina, which was built in 1298 and has been under restoration since 1991. Following the Barranco de Abahecho, you can see a rocky hill, Puntal de la Balsa. The path goes under a Roman aqueduct and comes to a track (1h05min) (140 m). Close to this point you find remains of another arcades of an aqueduct which was a large water supply system delivering water from the Cirer fountain to the valley.

The track leads to the CV-675 (1h07min) (140 m). Turn right and walk to Simat de Valldigna (1h25min) (50 m).

After visiting the monastery, start walking on the Carrer la Xara which goes by the southern wall of the monastery to the orange groves. When this narrow asphalt road comes to another road (1h28min) by the end of the monestery wall, go right, if you want to visit the Ermita de Santa Anna. Otherwise, follow the route straight on. When the road forks (1h38min), go left. Follow the Cami de la Fontarda, and, after passing a couple of houses, make a left turn (1h42min) indicated by the white-yellow waymark. At the next junction (1h46min), turn right. When you come to a crossroads with white-yellow waymarks to all directions (1h50min), turn right. Walk on this gently ascending road to the end of orange groves where the road forks (2h) (65 m).

Between the two forks, you find a path that climbs to the Castell de la Reina Mora (2h25min) (240 m). This Moorish castle was still in use for most part of the Middle Age. The ruins encompass parts of the entrance, outer wall, main tower, chapel and service buildings. From the hill you have a nice view over the southwestern and northern sides of the Valley of Valldigna.

Walk back to the crossroads (2h55min), and turn right. Ignore all side roads until you reach an industrial area very close to Tavernes de la Valldigna. Make a right turn indicated by a white-yellow waymark (3h20min) (15 m). At the next T-junction (3h27min) where you find white-yellow waymarks to both directions, turn left. Keep straight on until you see Cami de la Cadira on your right at the crossroads (3h30min). Cami de la Cadira turns into a path by a house (3h40min) (60 m) and curves left from Barranc de Cremades.

The path zigzags to the Costera Ampla, where the green plains spread out in front of you, and, Tavernes de la Valldigna behind you. The path becomes more gentle, and widens to a track in the Campille plain (4h40min) (335 m).

Go right at the next two junctions which you meet within three minutes. The track surrounded by magnificent mountain views keeps ascending gently to the pass between the Alto de la Sardina and Puntal de les Foies (5h40min) (480 m), and goes back to the Nova fountain (5h50min).

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