Hiking Castro Castle + Caves of San José

Hiking Castillo de Castro + Cuevas de San José (optional)

From 29€
Hiking, Views, Caves 11/02/24
Info en Español
Hello Hikers, 
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)
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Hiking description


Distance: 11 km
Level of difficulty: Medium High 
Height: almost 787 m
Total time: 4 hours
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!


09:00 Leaving fron Valencia
Meeting point: Av. d’Aragó, 31. Please arrive 15min before.
10:30 Arrival and Caves
Before we will go to San Jose caves (Optional)
Start Hiking
Right after Caves we will go to Alfondeguilla for Hiking trek and in the middle we will have lunch,
FInish the Hike and Some drinks
After Trek we will go to have some drinks.
17:30 Back to Valencia
Going back to Valencia
  • suitable footwear (sports or hiking shoes, but not trainers)
  • water
  • food
  • sun protection

2€ discount with the code: “VLE” (add the code at the end of the purchase)

You can see the price in the square on the right side.

Includes: Private transport + Guide + Insurance + best organization
Does not include: entrance to the caves (private boats): 10€ (To be paid in the bus)
*We will have the boats reserved for us. 
– Online ->
– Office 9:00 – 14:00 Plaza Honduras 26 (Grey building)
– Language Exchange meetings: check webpage to see the days and hours.

2€ discount with the code: “VLE” (add the code at the end of the purchase)

Meeting point: Avenida de Aragn 31 (in front of Mestalla)

Todos nuestro viajes están organizado por agencia de viaje WEXCURSION, con numero de licencia. CV-m-1881-V

All our trips are organised by Travel agency, WEXCURSION, under licence number CV-m-1881-V.

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