One of the most popular natural and open-air attractions in the Region of Valencia is the Sierra Helada Natural Park. Its geographical features form a maritime environment full of cliffs with the Mediterranean Sea as the protagonist. This protected area is located between Benidorm and Alfaz del Pi.
It is a popular destination for a day of adventure in contact with nature, hiking or cycling. Both are great options to enjoy incredible views of the sea from the cliff tops, which are over 300 metres high, and the richness of the vegetation will also leave you speechless!
You can choose different routes to suit your possibilities. Our three favourite routes are the Punta del Cavall Route, the Albir Lighthouse Route and the main route of the Sierra Helada.
The main route of the Natural Park is characterised by the fact that it is not an easy route if you want to complete it in its entirety. It is almost eleven kilometres in one direction alone, or in other words, approximately five hours without stopping. This route passes all the cliffs and starts at the Avenida de Madrid in Benidorm, passing the Cruz de Benidorm as the starting point. From this point and following the edge of the coastline, you reach the highest point of the Park, the Alto del Gobernador. It is about 440 metres above sea level and from there you start to make your way to the Albir lighthouse, which marks the end of the route. And what will you find along the way? Well, you'll find unmissable views of icons of the Costa Blanca, such as the Peñón de Ifach in Calpe, the island of Benidorm and the setting of Albir.
The other two routes, the Punta del Cavall route and the route around the lighthouse, are more accessible for the whole family and ideal if you're on a summer holiday. They pass through coves such as Almadrava, Cala del Tío Ximo, Caleta del Metge or Cala de La Mina. At Punta del Cavall you will also come across the Torre del Vigia (Watchtower), fortified in the 17th century. A perfect 360º panoramic view to regain your strength and enjoy the panoramic views.
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