|Start by the northeastern end of the street by
the house number 42. Take a couple of steps uphill towards the Serra de
la Creu and turn left (135 m). This narrow asphalt road
lined by orange
groves comes to CV-610
(13min) (175 m). Turn right. After some 150 meters, the CV-575 turns to left.
By this junction, on the left hand side of CV-610, you see a sign for
the Ampla path (Senda Ampla).
Higher up, the path
opens a nice view to the Costera valley with Genovés
and Xativa behind you.
When you come to signposts (40min) (290 m), turn right uphill to
"Pla de Benavent". From the Benavent plain (50min) (410 m) the
back to CV-610 (1h10min) (240 m). On the opposite side of the road you
find a sand road with
a signpost "Senda Andalusa". Start walking on the road towards
Manzano. At the fork (1h12min), go left. Soon you see the Benavent
plain behind you and the hill
of Creu (Serra de la Creu) on your right.
When you reach the ridge (1h37min) (355 m), turn right to the Serra la
Creu path. Go right for some 20 metres and take the path left downhill
along the gorge
of Llop (Barranco del Llop). In front of you rises the fortress
When the path meets a track (2h04min) (205 m), go sharp right uphill
to "Pino Grande", which is the shortest way back to Genovés.
Be sure not to take the track which first dips down a little bit and
runs almost parallel to the uphill track.
There is also a sign to the left for Penya Blanca path. Going left
would offer you two alternative routes. One goes back to Genovés via
the Alboy fountain, but from the fountain you have to walk some two
kilometers on an asphalt road. The other climbs away from Genovés to a
small chapel (Ermita de la
Solana), which, however, is private and
surrounded by a fence.
Soon the track starts to descend and comes to an asphalt road
(2h10min) (180 m). Turn right, ignore all side roads, and walk to the
southern side of Genovés (2h20min). From here it takes less than five
minutes to walk back to the starting point.