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javeamigos.com | WALKING IN JAVEA - SHORT ROUTES AND GENTLE STROLLS

javeamigos.com | WALKING IN JAVEA - SHORT ROUTES AND GENTLE STROLLS


There is something for all abilities in Jávea and you don't have to be a seasoned hiker to enjoy the beauty of the area. A gentle walk around the historic centre takes in some of the most important heritage of the town, such as the fortress church of San Bartolomé and the route of the old walls which once protected the village from marauding pirates. The beautiful valley has some hidden delights within reach of everyone, including the ancient olive tree and the old wells of the ancient cattle tracks while the flat plateau of La Plana affords some fantastic views across the region whilst taking the walker to the very bottom of the path of the ascent to the summit of Montgó.


Walking through History

La Plana - Close to Montgó

Valley of the Ancient Olive Tree

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With a recorded history stretching back more than seven centuries, Jávea has a vast collection of interesting and varied sights ranging from the impressive fortified church of San Bartolomé which was built in stages between the 14th and 16th centuries, the modest Capilla de Santa Anna, a small chapel built in 1502, and the elongated building of the Ruirau d'Arnauda, a more recent construction which is a prime example of a traditional raisin drying facility, an industry that was once dominant in the area. This short walk of only two and half kilometres passes through many of these historic monuments as it weaves its way along the narrow streets of the historic centre, starting and finishing at the Plaza de la Constitución where there is ample parking in the underground car-park.

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This is a pleasant little route of about four kilometres which proceeds in a large loop around La Plana de Justa, the wide plateau just below the imposing eastern flanks of the mountain of Montgó. The route is simple and fairly flat, following the wide forestry tracks in a circular route which starts and finishes at the car-park of the shooting range - Campo de Tiro San Jerónimo. The views to the south over the wide plain of Jávea are quite stunning and there is an option to walk to the beginning of the summit path to the top of Montgó from where, on a clear day, one just might make out the island of Ibiza in the far distance, a thin smudge on the horizon to the east. There are no real difficulties, no lung-busting steep ascents, just the tranquility of a natural park which has been protected the area for over 25 years.

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With the steep cliffs of Montgó dominating to the north, this delightful walk passes through the fields of the valley in the relative peace and quiet offered by the countryside. The route visits the ancient olive tree which is between 800 and 1000 years old, planted by the Arabs who used to dwell in the valley, and still bears three types of olive. It also passes by the 14th century chapel of Popúl which fell into disrepair during the Spanish Civil War and was renovated in the early 70s thanks to the efforts of British ex-pats who began to settle in the area. In between there is a very pleasant stroll through the 'campo', a route of about five kilometres with very little ascent and descent and on varying surfaces from narrow tracks to wide country roads.




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