five magnificent mountains
Valencia is a mountainous region, with a rich history of culture, civilisation, agriculture and wine making. Visit five of the best and most beautiful climbs and challenge yourself to reach the summit of each.
It is home to some of the finest castles in all of Spain, spectacular National Parks and glorious verdant landscapes unfamiliar to many visitors. The gastronomy is second to none and a warm greeting is guaranteed from people keen to welcome to you to the real Valencia.
challenging hiking week
Our week consists of 5 challenging mountain hikes to conquer, with beautiful walks to mountain summits, set in stunning National Parks.
We tackle the Benicadell, Montcabrer, Alt de le Creu, Cima Maigmo and the Serra Agullent mountains with multiple peaks between 1000-1500m.
We also take you to the start of each trail (vehicle transport if required) and collect you at the end of the walk, to return to Casa Sanz for a course post-hike meal with drinks, craft beer and organic wine.
We can tailor the walks in terms of distance and elevation to suit your requirements and fitness levels.
who is it for?
Weeks arranged for abilities.
Mountain routes can be tough
Bespoke distance & elevation
how hard is it?
Difficulty: medium to hard
Daily distance: 6-30 km
Total distance: custom
Daily climbing: lots
Penya Grossa Mountain
Alt de le Creu
Anicent ice caves
Bodega wine tour
Emita Sant Esteve
Dinner in fantastic restaurants
dates & prices
Availability from £745
*B&B Only From £55
Per Person Per Night
Summary of the weeks hiking, daily distances and climbing. Extensions for longer walks are available to add more miles and mountains. We have tourist videos for each destination in our media library
Day 01 Arrival day & welcome reception
Day 02 Serra Agullent
Day 03 Montcabrer
Day 04 rest day, hike or sightseeing
Day 05 Maigmo Mountain
Day 06 Benicadell Mountain
Day 07 Alt de la Creu Mountain
Day 08 depart
The itinerary is indicative of the planned week, it may be adapted according to your arrival and departure flights, local conditions, and to the level of the group - enabling hikers to get the best out of their week. Guided support and vehicle pick up and return is available.
day 01: arrival
One of the escapar team will meet you on arrival at the airport and transport you directly to the retreat.
If you are arriving on an early flight and wish to hike, we can recommend easy walks into the Serra Grossa and Serra Ontinyent. It's locally known for good reason as the 'Tuscany of Valencia'. We have many other routes to choose from, if you want something more challenging.
day 02: serra agullent
From the Finca to the historic town of Bocairent over the Serra Agullent for lunch, touching nearly 1000m
You have the option to return to the Finca via the Pou Clar gorge on foot or we will collect you to relax in the afternoon ahead of dinner in the evening.
The route starts and ends in Ontinyent, from Casa Sanz.
Click for official Bocairent tourist information.
day 03: montcabrer
A challenging walk from Agres to Alcoy, in the heart of the Serra Mariola. You can summit Montcabrer after passing the stunning ice caves and climbing Penya Grossa peak. Montcabrer peaks at 1390m.
The hike ends in stunning Alcoy, city of Bridges, where you'll have chance to enjoy the views of the spectacular art deco bridges before we collect you to return to the Finca.
We take you to Agres and collect you from Alcoy.
day 04: rest day
On the rest day you can choose to put your feet up and relax at the Finca, go sight seeing, walking or perhaps a gentle spin to a Bodega.
We recommend and can arrange the following:
Day in Xativa and trip to Xativa Castle
Day trip to Valencia
Long walk and lunch in Fontanars
Sighting, shopping and Menu del Dia in Ontinyent
Train ride through the Serra Mariola to Alcoy
Wine testing Bodega visit and trip to Villena
day 05: maigmo
The most challenging walk of the week takes us to the peak of Maigmo in the heart of the Maigmo National Park.
For the brave, there are via Ferrate options that must be planned in advance. The route ascends to 1300m, on the 'Balcony of Alicante'm so appropriate clothing is required in the winter.
We take you to and collect you from the Maigmo National Park.
day 06: benicadell
We start the climb with Ruta del Artes in the pretty mountain villages of Carricola. There's an art trail walk before heading into the skys and the 1100m summit of Benicadell.
We take you to and collect you from Carricola.
day 07: alt de la creu
A stunning hike to finish the week, climbing into the Serra Grossa to Hermitage Sant Esteve and summit of Alt de La Creu at nearly 1000m.
The views of the vall d'Albaida and Ontinyent are unequalled and hot days we finish the week with celebratory refreshments within the church grounds.
The walk starts and ends at the Finca, Ontinyent.
Click for official Sant Esteve tourist information
what is included?
7 nights accommodation
scheduled airport transfers
daily room cleaning service
hiking kit wash
swimming pool and towels
Support vehicle (as required)
GPX route map files
Organisation of rest day trips
food & drink
coffee & soft drinks
post-hike 3 course meal
restaurant or packed lunches
finca paella night
cost of evening meals