|Continue straight on until you see a sign
"Casa Nepal" on your right (3min) (340 m). Turn right on this
track. When the track forks (9min) (330 m), go right, and when it joins
an asphalt road (17min) (300 m), keep right. The asphalt road peters out
into a sand road (22min), and then into a path (27 min) that turns right
skirting an olive grove. The path descends to a track (31min) (270 m).
Go left, and almost immediately, curve down sharp right.
The first part of the route follows the gorge of Llosa through the terraces
of Beniquasi with olive
and almond groves, vineyards
and stray fruit trees.
Looking down you see the village of Llosa de
Camacho. On your right the terraces are lined by the rockwalls
of Muntanya Grand.
Avoid all side trails until you encounter an almond grove (50min)
(260 m). Walk through it. When the grove bends to the right, the grassy
trail turns into a path.
When the path forks (1h05min) (205 m), go
uphill to the right. At the
next fork (1h08min), bear right uphill again. Walk towards the rockwall
where you find caves.
The spacious Ocaive cave (Cova d'Ocaive) (1h15min) (265 m) offers a
cool picnic place in hot weather. From here, start following the
signposting to the Aixa fountain (Font d'Aixa). There is a path to the
castle of Ocaive (Castell
d'Ocaive) on your left (1h19min) (295 m). If
you do not want to take a closer look at it, continue straight on
towards Monte Grand.
When the path forks, go down left (1h23min) Pass the sign for
"Pouet" on your right (1h30min) (280 m). Five minutes later,
you meet the signs pointing to the Ombreta fountain (Font d'Ombreta) and
Aixa fountain. Turn uphill to the right to make for Aixa.
After a trying climb, you can draw cold water from an old well
(1h52min) (355 m). A little bit further, you find the ruins of a house.
Almost immediately a path forks left. Ignore it, and turn right uphill.
When the path forks again, go left (1h58min) (390 m). Walk on the
fringes of an olive grove, and keep straight on until you meet a track
(2h08min) (370 m). Turn uphill to the right, and, after a couple of
meters, keep straight on, do not turn right.
Turn right when you come onto a concrete walkway (2h13min) (340 m).
Keep your eyes on the right side of the way, and turn to a path
signposted for Font d'Aixa (2h17min) (330 m).
The path starts descending, first gently but then zigzaging steeply
down along the slope of Muntanya
Grand. When you meet a sand road, go down right (2h44min) (205 m). The
road curves left in front of a house and then joins another road
(2h47min) (180 m)on which you turn right.
Soon the road ends (2h51min) (190 m), and you see a sign pointing to
the path for the castle of Aixa (Castellet d'Aixa).
Let the white-yellow waymarks lead your way along the Barranc de
Fondacha. At the first fork, turn left stepping a couple of meters
uphill, at the second, turn right. Soon after bending sharply to the
right, take a path uphill to the left, and one step further, again to
the left (3h03min) (220 m). From now on, the ascent gets steeper. Ignore
all forks downhill. You can have a break by the shady walls of the
"Penyes Blanques" (3h25min) (450 m), before you continue the
climb in the middle of massive boulders. When you reach the top (470 m),
turn downhill to the right.
Soon the path starts going gently upwards leading to a small clearing
(515 m) (3h45min). Look for a waypoint on the trunk of a big pine tree
on your right.
Take the path down to the left, which is well marked with the
white-yellow lines. The descending path leads southwest. Looking south
you see the village of Lliber
down in the valley. When you emerge
in terraces by the slope (3h55min)(440 m), turn right. Do not take the
path to the left, which goes to the "Urbanicacion Solana
The path starts to curve to the left and then to the right (4h00min)
and stays approximately at the same level. Right after passing ruins on
your left, turn uphill to the left (4h05min). Cross the ridge
(4h08min)(460 m). Pass electricity wires, and look for a pile of rocks
where you turn to a track on your right (4h14min) (440 m). If the
weather is clear you look along the gorge
of Llosa all the way to the sea. On the right hand side of the gorge
rises the Montes
de Beniquasi. Walk down to
a paved road and return to the starting point (4h21min) (370 m).