Hiking Castro Castle+ Caves of San José
Hiking Castillo de Castro + Cuevas de San José (optional)
This time we are going to a beautiful Castillo de Castro. One of the most impressive routes in the Sierra Espadán. We will start in Alfondeguilla, pass through Fonteta ravine (barranco de la Fonteta) to the castle and walk in the cork oak forests.
The castle construction is of Arab origin and it is also called Castillo de Alfondeguilla and was used by the Romans as a watchtower. The castle is located on the crest of the Sierra de Espadán at an altitude of 787 metres.
After a walk of almost 2 hours, we will arrive to the castle where you can admire the remains of the wall, the tower and the roman time aqueduct. We will take the PR 138, to arrive to the castle, you can also have access to this castle from same trek from the village of Chovar (the water of consum)
distance: 11 km
level of difficulty: medium
height: almost 787 meters
total time: 4 hours
09:15 Meeting and leaving at 9:30
Meeting point: Av. d’Aragó, 31 46010 València
Arriving to Alfondeguilla
11:00 Start of the hike
Starting the route
13:30 Lunch break on the top
Time for a lunch break on the top
15:30/16:00 End the route and going Caves
We will finish the trek before 16:00 and we will go the caves (optional)
16:00 Time for drinks / Caves
You decide: either caves or drinks
18:00 Back to Valencia
Going back to Valencia
calzado adecuado (deportivo o de montaña, pero no zapatillas)
individual price: 26€
group of 5 more: 25€
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Cuevas de San José (San José caves)
An underground river of San José with its rocky landscapes of approx 2.5 km long maintains and the temperature of + 20ºC is considered the longest navigable underground river in Europe. The Caves which sometimes are called “the heart of the earth” are full of stalactites and stalagmites that you can enjoy during the boat ride as well as some cave drawings left centuries ago. After some reconstructions and light installation in 1920’s the route became more open to tourists and much safer. A unique place to visit for sure!
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