HiKE AiTANA SUMMiT

HiKE AiTANA SUMMiT

CHALLENGE YOURSELF: CLiMB THE HiGHEST PEAK iN ALiCANTE
CHALLENGE YOURSELF: CLiMB THE HiGHEST PEAK iN ALiCANTE

Very often shadowed by the proximity of the Puig Campana, Aitana is the truly summit of the Costa Blanca. Making everything around look small and far down. Its peak at 1,558 metres above sea level is the highest point of the province. Along the way we discover the culture of the snow wells, rich botanical diversity and it’s impressive geological formations. From summit you often see the distant coast of Murcia, the island of Tabarca or the Balearic Islands. Don’t wait to be told and do it now! 

  • Location: Benifato Font de Partagat
  • Season: September-June
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Group size: Minimum 2, maximum 8 (for bigger groups please contact us)
  • Languages: English, Spanish, German
  • Duration of activity: 6 hours
  • Lenght: 10 km
  • Ascent: 600 m
  • Descent: 600 m
  • Terrain: Waymarked footpaths, very rocky sections, north face can be slippy in winter, includes a section of using hands

Very often shadowed by the proximity of the Puig Campana, Aitana is the truly summit of the Costa Blanca. Making everything around look small and far down. Its peak at 1,558 metres above sea level is the highest point of the province. Along the way we discover the culture of the snow wells, rich botanical diversity and it’s impressive geological formations. From summit you often see the distant coast of Murcia, the island of Tabarca or the Balearic Islands. Don’t wait to be told and do it now! 

  • Location: Benifato Font de Partagat
  • Season: September-June
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Group size: Minimum 4, maximum 14
  • Languages: English, Spanish, German
  • Duration of activity: 6 hours
  • Lenght: 10 km
  • Ascent: 600 m
  • Descent: 600 m
  • Terrain: Waymarked footpaths, very rocky sections, north face can be slippy in winter, includes a section of using hands
Price: 40€ per person
What's included?
  • Transfer in a private 8-seater van (Collection from any point between Alicante to Altea)
  • Qualified English speaking mountain guide
  • Insurance
  • Lunch: Picnic bag with fresh-made sandwich
Is this for me?

This trek is certainly possible for anyone with a good level of health and fitness, but we would not recommend it as a beginner’s trek. This trek is suited for those who are regular walkers (or runners) with good foot skills who don’t suffer vertigo. But it’s worth the views from the summit. However your leader will back you up on some rocky sections.

What will we do?

We walk from the Font de Partagat to Font de Mendoz and then scramble through Pas de la Rabosa, the only natural break on the Aitana, which gives access to the summit from this north side. We have lunch at the Simas limestone fissures, up to 90m deep, situated on a ridge near the summit of Aitana. It is an impressive geological formation and a perfect picnic spot. Weather permitting, it’s possible to climb the summit (an extra 20 minutes up). After lunch we enjoy beautiful ridge walk with 360° views back to car park.

How long will it take?

Walking time is 4 h including stops 6 h. 

Where do we go?

We start our walk at Font de Partagat, Benifato. 

What do you need to bring?

Trekking boots

Comfortable trousers, quickdry top (non cotton)

Polarfleece, Windstopper

Winter departures: Wolly hat, gloves, waterproof jacket 

Watterbottle 2 liters

Small daypack 20 liters

Sun protection

Personal medication

Where do we meet?

Possible meeting point: Tourist information in Altea. Or just give us a call and we can pick you up at your hotel or apartment. 

How big are the groups?

This is a private activity so it will be just you and your friends and family. 

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