Spectacular walking all year round.

Explore hidden valleys and amazing rock scenery.

 

Dramatic Landscapes

Ancient events have left their mark on the area

 

Spectacular walking all year round.

Explore hidden valleys and amazing rock scenery.

 

Spectacular walking all year round.

Explore hidden valleys and amazing rock scenery.

 

Step back in time to a bygone era

Discover ancient settlements and abandoned villages.

 

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Walking holidays in Spain

The rugged mountains of the Costa Blanca offer a wonderful landscape of pinnacled ridges, enormous crags and shady pines. Orange and almond groved enhance the valleys, whilst attractive mountain villages provide hospitality, offering a real Spanish experience."

Abdet is situated in the heart of the Costa Blanca mountains. Ideally placed for a wide variety of walks, some straight from your doorstep! The peaceful village has only 100 residents yet you are certain of a warm welcome. Please visit our accommodation page for details of where the holidays are based.

Getting to Abdet is very easy from the UK! cheap flights are available all year around to Alicante, and from there its a quick transfer to Abdet.  Just a few hours after leaving the UK you will be a world away, relaxing amidst amazing scenery and waiting for the sun to rise on your Spanish adventures.

We offer week long holidays as well as a shorter 4 days walking option. All our guided holidyas are fully catered and excellent value.

Secret Costa Blanca - Castles, Canyons & Forgotten Kingdoms

7 DAY GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY

Your week of walking explores the incredible rocky summits, valleys and canyons of the Costa Blanca mountains. You will also visit ancient castles built by the Moors, whose descendants still live in the area. One of the highlights is an ascent of the Sierra Aitana, at over 5,000 feet it is the  highest summit in Valencia province.

Dates: April 30th  - May 7th 2016

Or any other dates for groups of 3, 4 or 5.

Location: Guadalest Valley (Sierra Serrella & Sierra Aitana)

Price: £499

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The Costa Blanca is great for winter walking with one of the mildest winter climates in Europe.
Blue Skies and Endless Vistas
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On your walking holiday you will ascend the highest peak in Valencia which lies a few miles to the south of Abdet
Valencias Highest Peak
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You will visit some incredible ruined castles built by the Moors more than 500 years ago.
Ancient Castles perched on rocky peaks
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In Spring the terraces are ablaze with blossom and flowers. In Autumn there is fruit and crops such as almonds, walnuts and olives which you can sample.
Almond Blossom
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Fresh water springs flow out the mountains and provide welcome cool drinks on warm days
Water Stop
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Your walks will take you through some remote and spectacular mountain scenery.
Spectacular Mountain Trails
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These unique rock crevasses lie high on a mountainside above Abdet. Every walk is full of surprises!
Rock Crevasses
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A mule trail goes through this rock arch as it ascends to a hidden canyon and abandoned settlements, there is lots to explore.
Rock Arch
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Most walks start from Abdet. Sunrise is always special and is something you won't forget
Abdet Sunrise
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The ridge top walks on Serrella give you a birds eye view over the Costa Blanca mountains
Enjoying the Views
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Awesome rock walls tower above you on this ascent of the Monte Ponoche
Vast Rock Walls
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With a maximum of 8 people you will enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
Small groups - friendly atmosphere
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We provide full board with great home cooking, and also picnic lunches with healthy options and a few treats!
Picnic Lunch at the Castle
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Home cooked treats after your walk!
Post Walk Treats
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If you enjoy landscape photography then you will have plenty to keep you busy. we also supply free of charge digital copies of photos from your weeks holiday such as this panorama of the Sierra Aitana
Photo Opportunites
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The Guadalest Valley is one of the most spectacular valleys in Spain. Forests, almond and olive terraces, traditional Costa Blanca villages, and a huge range of walks which we look forward to sharing with you.
The Guadalest Valley
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Costa Blanca - In The Footsteps Of The Moors

7 DAY GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY

The influence of the Arab civilisation that ruled for many years in Spain is explored in this walking holiday that visits castles, Mozarabic trails, and historic battle sites in remote canyons. We also visit some ancient cave paintings that are a record of the civilisations that inhabited the area more than 8,000 years ago.

Dates: May 14th - May 21st  2016

Or any other dates for groups of 3, 4 or 5.

Location: Guadalest Valley (Sierra Serrella & Sierra Aitana), Val de Laguart, Barranco de Malafi

Price: £499

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The Mozarabic fort on the flanks of the Bernia are extensive and impressive remains.
Bernia Fort
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The Moorish citadel of Guadalest is one of the many ancient settlements we visit
Guadalest
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A relaxed lunch exploring the remains of Confrides Castle
Confrides Castle
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It still holds water today - more than 500 years since it was built!
Water Tanks built by the Moors
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The Moors built trails and castles in the mountainous landscape.
On the trail of the Moors
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We traverse the Bernia Mountain
Bernia Peak
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A short but easy scramble takes us to the the ruins of Serrella Castle
Exploring the Castle on Serrella
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Villages built by the Moors are still the main settlements in the area today.
Moorish Villages
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Late February & March are the best times to see the suerb display of blossom
Almond Blossom and Clover
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This trail goes through a massive rock arch hidden on the side of a canyon
An ancient Moorish Trail
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Hidden close to the village of Abdet is this canyon which is traversed by one of the walks
Hidden Canyons
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Costa Blanca Summits & Ridges

7 DAY GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY

From the mighty Puig Campana to the hidden jewels like Sierra Aixorta and Pla de La Casa this week of walking tackles the highest peaks in Valencia province. Its not all hard work though! There will be time to relax and absorb the panoramic views and explore some of the ancient castles historic Moorish villages.

Dates: May 7th - May 14th  2016

Or any other dates for groups of 3, 4 or 5.

Location: Guadalest Valley (Sierra Serrella & Sierra Aitana)

Price: £499

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90,300,1,50,12,25,50,1,70,12,1,50,1,1,1,5000
The 2nd highest peak in Valencia - but the most iconic. The views from the summit are unforgettable
Puig Campana
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An easy but spectacular ridge
Serrella Ridge
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We will ascend the main Bernia summit - it looks very steep but is an easy scramble
Guadalest & Bernia
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February and March are a delight in the valley
Spring Blossom and Clover
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High above the valleys - an eagles view of the landscape!
Exploring the Serrella Ridges
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Another Summit we visit during the week, with great view over the lake and beyond to the Mediterranean
Serrella Summit
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Relaxation after a great days walking
Relaxing in Abdet
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Rock crevasses on Valencias highest summit
Aitana Summit
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The mighty South face - we ascend the steep gully via a path - at a nice steady pace!
Puig Campana
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Another iconic peak with rewarding views
Bernia Summit
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Four Days in Iberia - Costa Blanca Walking Highlights

4 DAY GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAY

Your 4 days of walking visits 4 different areas in the Costa Blanca mountains One of the highlights is an ascent of the Sierra Aitana, at over 5,000 feet it is the  highest summit in Valencia province, but we also do a full traverse around the 2nd highest peak, the Puig Campana. We also visit the Sierra Bernia and the Sierra Serrella.

Dates: June 1st - June 5th 2016

Or any other dates for groups of 3, 4 or 5.

Location: Guadalest Valley (Sierra Bernia, Sierra Serrella & Sierra Aitana)

Price: £399

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600,600,60,1,5000,1000,25,2000
90,300,1,50,12,25,50,1,70,12,1,50,1,1,1,5000
We complete a full circuit of the iconic peak
Puig Campana
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Butterflies are abundant in early June
Butterflies
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We visit several Moorish Castles during the walks
Confrides Castle
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Sunrises at Abdet are always a treat, this is the view from the house where you will stay
Sunrise over the valley
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Awesome cliffs, canyons and pinnacles are all part of the experience
Impressive Rock Scenery
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We complete a traverse of this mountain which has impressive rock scenery
Sierra Bernia
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A unique forest of limestone pinnacles is a highlight of the holiday
Rock Pinnacles
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Walking Holiday Accommodation

accommodation for walkers costa blanca

Accommodation for walkers families and individuals from £10 per person per night! Contact us for special offers. Abdet is the ideal base for a walking holiday with easy access to many walks, and of course you are surrounded by spectacular scenery. There are two recently renovated houses area suitable for groups or individuals. All bedding is included and we can also provide a food welcome pack to get you started.

There are two restaurants in the village and even more choice in the nearby village of Confrides. In the summer months the local pools and streams provide superb venues for relaxation.

For further info look at the Costa Blanca Mountain Friends web site. the small, fit and friendly group devoted to mountain walks, scrambling, abseiling and rock climbing in the beautiful Costa Blanca mountain area of the Valencia region

 
 

free walking guides to spain

Free walking guides to the Costa Blanca - Spain

Each guide has a maps and detailed description

We have put together some of the best walks in the Costa Blanca in our free guides section. Highlights include the incredible rock crevasses on the Sierra Aitana (which also ascends Valencias highest peak), a exploration of the unique rock pinnacles on the slopes of Pla de la Casa, the historic ice holes or "nevara" from a long forgotten industry and ancient Moorish castles perched high on rocky outcrops.