The Monks Towers & Serella Explorer

25kms 1200 metres of ascent (shorter 20km option available)

This amazing run visits a spectacular area of huge rock pinnacles high on a Costa Blanca mountain side, the Monks Towers or Agulles Frares. Your visit to these unique features will be one of the highlights of your trail running holiday! We start up Sombria Solara , the valley of sun and shade. If it;s hot we'll pick the shady side! Then we climb up through the V notch to gain access to the tracks and trails on the Southern Flanks of Serrella. After refilling our bottles at the Font Roja we traverse around to the amazing hillside covered in bizarre and weirdly shaped pinncales, it's worth taking a few pictures here and taking in the breathtaking rock scenery.

 Now a bit of hard work as we ascend 300 metres in quite a short distance. The reward for that tough ascent is a gentle run through a delightful pine forest and on the next summit a rest to take in the views all the way along this stunning mountain range. More traversing on good tracks and paths now take us under the impressive sheer rock butresses of Pla de la Casa.  Now we join the ancient snow traders route that was used in centuries past to bring ice down from the mountains. It weaves its way gradually down towards Abdet and there are several options here to extend the route depending on your energy levels!

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