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Sella to the Guadalest valley

On the north side of the Sella mountain in the Alicante region, a cart road goes over to the Guadalest valley. It is bad for cars, but good for walking.

The tour starts at a small car park near the plateau for the Sella mountain.

A sign for Confrides has been set up here. Follow hiking trail GR 330.

It goes straight ahead on a narrow cart road.

The entire trip is on a gravel road, through beautiful mountain terrain.

After a couple of kilometres, on the right you get a nice view of Puig Campana with its characteristic notch and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance.

When you reach the top, a path continues to Confrides.

From here you have a nice view of the Guadalest valley with the medieval town of Guadalest at the bottom and the mountains on the other side.

To the right, a dirt road goes down to Benimantel and Guadalest. It is drivable by car.

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This week's excursion: Trip from the north side of Mount Sella over to the Guadalest Valley

Fits everyone. This is an easy and low-stress trip without dangerous or scary parts. There is a steady but relatively gentle climb up to the plateau. The car park is 893 meters above sea level, while the highest point on the tour is 1256 meters above sea level.

Length: 4.5 kilometers (9 kilometers in total). The hike takes approx. two hours without a break.

Getting there: Take the N-332 from the exit for Villajoyosa and Sella a few kilometers south of Benidorm. From the A-7 take the exit for Villajoyosa and follow the signs for Sella. Follow CV 770 until you reach Sella. Drive the main road through town. After approximately 4 kilometers you come to a sharp left turn where a narrow asphalt/gravel road goes straight ahead in the middle of the turn where there is a colored information sign. Turn off here and follow the partially paved road as far as you can (approx. 12 minutes). When this road turns into a non-asphalted carriage road at what can be called a small turning point, you can park the car along the road.

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