This walk starts from the remote mountain village of Benimaurell, along a charming, winding country lane to near Fleix and then follows a beautifully engineered old “mozarabic” mule path, once one of the country’s main roads. The well-constructed path shows considerable engineering skills as it takes in its stride 3 descents and 3 ascents all of approximately 300 meters. This circular walk takes about 4 1/2 hours. It is strenuous and as the name of the walk implies it is all stepped.
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The grade of this walk is VS/A, which means
VS – Very Strenuous: More than 800 metres ascent and/or more than 20km in length with steep, loose or heavily vegetated sections.
A – All on good tracks
|Directions to start
Drive 1 km north of Orba on the CV715 and turn off W along the CV721 through Campbell and Fleix to Benimaurell. On entering the village take first right (parking sign) and follow road around edge of village in the direction of Alahuar Hotel. Car Park on right just before Bar Les Rogetes (old Bar Oasis)
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