The walk starts with a vaguely marked ascent to Punta d’Alfaro followed by a long pleasant ridge walk and short climb to the summit of Alfaro.This high spot offers wonderful views of the Sierra Serrella before descending by old tracks which lead very steeply down to Barranco Malafi. Barranco Malafi is the grandiose and remote gully formed by the, generally dry, river Malafi. Superb wild flowers in spring and early summer. Bird songs accompany the walker often nightingales and sometimes eagles can be seen.
Spanish maps included within these descriptions are provided courtesy of the Spanish IGN and remain © Instituto Geográfico Nacional
The grade of this walk is VS/B, which means
VS – Very Strenuous: More than 800 metres ascent and/or more than 20km in length with steep, loose or heavily vegetated sections.
B – Less than half the route on rough ground.
|Directions to start||
Take the CV/720 either going W from Benichembla or NE from Castells de Castells to Villa Mercedes at km 28. Here the side road to Val de Ebo goes N and is signposted to Petracos. Drive along this road towards Val de Ebo, for approx 3.8km. ,passing Petracos, and find some lay byes on the RHS opposite the barranco.
|Start point (Lat/Long)||38.769410, -0.194492
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|Walking time (hours)||5.25|
|Total time (hours)||6.50|
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