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Best 5 Trails for Hiking in Alicante

In this article, you will discover 5 trails for hiking in Alicante, with water and impressive views. Here we go!

Explore these natural treasures of Alicante through our guide, where you will find detailed information. From the coast to the most remote corners of the province, this is your passport to an unparalleled adventure in Alicante. Let’s go into nature together!

Best Trails for Hiking Alicante

These are some of the most amazing trails if you want to go hiking in Alicante:

1. Albir Lighthouse Trail

  • Difficulty: Very easy. Suitable for bicycles and wheelchairs.

albir lighthouse

It is suitable to do with children and/or by bicycle: 2.5 km of old paved road that takes us to the northernmost tip of the Sierra de Helada, where the Albir Lighthouse is located.

Along the trail, we enjoyed excellent views of the bay of Altea, with the sea and the Bèrnia mountain range in the background.

2. Benitatxell Cliffs Route

  • Difficulty: Easy. Distance: 5 km.

Let’s discover more routes along the coast! The small town called Poble Nou de Benitatxell has one of the most attractive stretches of coastline in the province of Alicante. The impressive cliffs hide magical coves with crystal clear waters.

This tour will take us from Playa del Moraig to Cala Llebeig, in just one hour. Suitable to do with children, as long as they are not too young.

Tip: If you want to live the experience of spending the night surrounded by a natural environment, our friends at will inform you about the best free camping areas in Alicante.

3. Barranc de l’Encantada

  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate. Distance: 12 km.

barranc de lencantada

We leave the coast and head to the interior of the province. In the charming town of Planes we find one of the most beautiful trails in the province: El Barranc de l’Encantà (it is a ravine called Encantà, in Valencian). We can choose to do the “classic” loop trail of about 10 kilometers.

Alternatively, we can drive to the Gorg del Salt, and then walk along the ravine to the Molí de l’Encantà. We will also be very close to Vall de Gallinera, and we will be able to enjoy the spectacle of the cherry blossoms in spring.

4. The Carved Cave

  • Difficulty: Moderate. Distance: 4 km.

We are going to visit one of the most impressive places in the entire province of Alicante: La Cova Tallada. Access is from the Les Rotes area, in Dénia, in the north of the province of Alicante. We will enjoy the coastal route that takes us to the cave. Once inside… the surprise is guaranteed. This is one of those places where you realize the greatness of nature.

5. Serpis River Greenway

  • Difficulty: Easy. Distance: up to 26 km.

serpis river route

Between the towns of L’Orxa and Villalonga, north of the province of Alicante and south of Valencia, we find the Serpis River Greenway. It is an old railway line rehabilitated for your enjoyment as a hiking and/or cycling trail. For two-wheel lovers, mention that they have the El Comtat MTB Center there. It is also suitable for families or people who want to have a quiet walk without too much demand.


These are our 5 trails for hiking in Alicante, exploring trails that reveal the diversity and beauty of this region. From the serenity of the Albir Lighthouse to the fascinating experience of Barranc de l’Encantada, each trail has led us to unique discoveries.

But the most exciting thing is that the adventure doesn’t have to end at nightfall. The free camping option gives us the opportunity to connect even more with nature, enjoying the tranquility of the starry night in these unique environments.

Through our guide, we hope to inspire you in your next trip to the Costa Blanca.