Parque Natural Montgo Cave of Water Circular

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Starting out from just above the very unusual hermitage (well worth visiting in its own right), we begin gently climbing the wide and very well-prepared, so-called Camino de las Colonias. However, before too long we fork off onto a steep rocky footpath and begin a steady climb invloving a little clambering here and there and some stone and concrete steps. We arrive at an information board by a closed-off section of rockface upon which one can just make out the Roman inscriptions. The general concensus of opinion is that these relate to the place being a Roman lookout point during their occupation of Denia. Further up is the facsinating Cave of Water (see additional information). We retrace our foosteps downwards a little before turning W to follow a serpentine footpath, again very rocky, which weaves its way beneath the imposing cliffs of Montgo. We skirt deep barrancos or gullies. After a long and rocky descent we find ourselves once more on the well-prepared Camino de las Colonias and now simply retrace our footsteps to the start.

Spain - East Spain - Alicante - Marina Alta

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Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Mountains, Wildlife, Woodland