Behind the chapel (60 m) you see a number of signposts and a walkway
lined by a canal. Start the walk by the
sign for "Mirador" (lookout spot). Follow signposting to Mirador at
the next two junctions by going straight ahead at the first and by turning left
at the second (10min) (40 m). Turn left also at the third junction. "Cami
Travessa a Favara" takes you to the upper end of a citrus grove, and bends
right. On your left you see the reddish
rock walls of Las Cruces. Some seventy meters after the bend, a path parts from the road to the
left (15min) (60 m).
After walking less than a minute on the path, you encounter signposts. Keep
straight ahead following the sign for Mirador. You cross two depressions along
concrete bars and climb stone steps to a junction (23min) (120m).
If you want to visit the chapel of San Rafael, cross the sand road and
descend along the path to a recreation area. Climb the steps to the chapel and
walk back to the junction along the road. It takes some ten minutes to the
chapel and back.
If you do not want to visit San Rafael, turn left. You see signposts in front
of you. Do not fork left to an ascending path, but go ahead on the sand road for
the Mirador. On your right you have a nice view to the valley with orange groves
all the way to the sea.
By the next signs (30min) (120 m), you can take the path to the lookout spot
with a view to Cullera,
and turn after that for "Cami de Massalari".
At the next junction (40min) (90 m), go straight ahead on the road. The slopes
of Granata stretch on your left. When you
meet an asphalt road (50min) (55 m), turn right. This narrow road takes you
through the citrus groves to a wider asphalt road, Cami de Massalari (57min) (20
m). Turn left, and keep right at the next fork which you encounter in less than
a minute. Walk on "Cami de Massalari"
(Camino del Masalari) until you see a sign for Cami de la Granata
on your left (1h07min) (35 m). "Cami de la Granata" keeps ascending in the middle
of citrus groves to a pine forest (1h27min) (125 m). From the road you can see
the gorge to which you
are heading at. Before diving in to the forest take a look at the
coast behind you.
A couple of minutes after reaching the forest, the road forks. Take the left
fork, and walk to the Granata fountain (Font de la Granata) (1h45min) (190 m).
With its shady rock walls, tables and
benches, the fountain makes an ideal
picnic spot. By the water
pool the road narrows to a path and curves
The route continues along the path, which climbs uphill, first gently but later
steeply. Ignore all paths that fork left downhill. You have nice view over the valley
to Cullera. By the next signs (1h55min)
(235 m), keep straight ahead for Alt de les Creus. Do not turn left. Further up
the path curves to the west towards Puntal
de la Paella and Puntal del Masalari.
When you reach the plain of Sangonera (2h30min) (420 m), go left following the signpost
pointing to "Alt de les Creus" and "Fontetes de Cantús".
The path ascends gently to
the plain of Creus (Pla de les Creus). At the next fork (2h45min)
(520 m), go right, if you want to visit the crosses that you can see some ten
meters above you. You can descend from the crosses by the same path or an
alternative path to the Cantús path. It takes some twenty minutes to visit the
If you do not want to drop in to see the crosses, keep straight ahead to the
Cantús fountain. By the next signposts (2h50min) (500 m), a path coming from
the crosses joins in from the right. Keep going to the Cantús fountain.
Soon the path bends to the east and you have a marvellous sea view ahead. You
can see a long stretch of the coast line all the way from Cullera to
the path descends from the hill, it curves to the southeast towards a
projection. By the signs (3h20min) (335 m), keep straight ahead to the Cantús
fountain. At the tip of the projection, starts a steep
descent with a magnificent
outlook over Valldigna to the mountains.You pass the Cantús
fountain (3h30min) (275 m) to Tavernes de la Valdigna (4h). Return to the chapel
of Calvari (4h07min).