|Start out at the old
station by following a sand road in the
direction of Villalonga, to the northeast (280 m). Keep on
this main track with the white-yellow waymarks ignoring all side forks.
Soon the ruins
of the castle emerges on your left backed by the walls of El
Serrellar and Alt de la Creu. The road bends to southeast departing the
orchards and meeting the river Serpis on your right (10 min). First peaceful, but then
rushing over rocks, the river flows some
5-10 meters below you. Gay colours of green bamboo and pink rosebay
contrast the rocky slopes striped with terraces. Here and there you find
paths descending to the river bed where you can swim and watch fish and
birds. Scooped out by water, the rocks serve as excellent seats while
Along this route, you have five tunnels. The first tunnel
(230 m) leads through Les Passeres Grans. Almost immediately after
entering it you see the other end. The tunnel is high; so there is
enough light to go through it without a torch. Soon after the tunnel, you find a track that descends to a
min) (225 m). After visiting it continue on the road.
When the road forks (1h05min) (210 m), go right downhill.
You cross the river by a tall building, Fabrica de
rests on the lower flanks of Salt de Surer (1h15min) (190 m). The river
is now on your left. Ignore the path that forks right uphill, and
continue on the road.
The second tunnel (1h25min) (190 m) is short. The road carries you
through orchards to Racó del Duc, where you find a signs for the Mata
fountain (Font de la Mata) and the top of Safor (Cim de la Safor)
(1h35min) (185 m).
If you turn off the road and follow the path some 50 meters, you
might find a pool with clear water - big enough to have a bathe - but
the pool might be empty as well. If this is the case, don't be too
disappointed, since the main road brings you in no time to large pools
where you can swim. First you go through a very short tunnel
Beyond it, you see a dam. The pools are just below the dam.
Past the bridge of Pedra (Pont de Pedra), the road curves right
departing the river and revealing the orange groves of Racó de la
The fourth tunnel
(1h50min) (160 m) is some 100 meters long, but
since it is straight and high, you do not need a torch. The fifth tunnel
(2h) (150 m) is longer and curved. A torch would be helpful, but luckily
there are windows at the walls. They shed enough light to pass even
without a torch.
Directly after the tunnel you have another dam and splendid swimming
spot. At this point, the road forks (2h05min) (140 m). Go right uphill,
first through a pine grove and then through the olive tree terraces.
The road bends right, and you face the mountain of Safor in south,
and have views over the valley of Villalonga in the northeast. When you
come to an asphalt road by a quarry (2h30min) (195 m), turn right
Walk by the steps that go left uphill to the Refugi la Safor
(2h45min) (370 m), but fork on the signposted road that goes left uphill
to Safor (3h05min) (415 m). The road curves right, and, at the bend you
see a sign for the top of Safor (Cim de la Safor) (Cim de la Safor)
(3h10min) (450 m).
In southwest, you see the mountain of Benicadell. On your right -
across the river Serpis - the gentle-featured smooth slopes contrast the
sharply outlined lush walls on your left.
On your way to Lorcha you pass a path that goes to an ice house (La
Nevera) and to the top of Safor (3h20min) (540 m), a road that goes
right downhill to the Serquera fountain (Font de Serquera) (3h40min)
(550 m), a track that goes left uphill to the Olbits fountain (Font dels
Olbits) (3h55min) (555 m) and a road that goes left to the Bassiets
fountain (Font de Bassiets) (4h10min) (525 m).
When the road descends to the CV-701 (5h) (260 m), turn right. After
the bridge, make another right turn (5h15min) and walk back to the