The Marina Alta is a most spectacular part of Spain, with so many wonderful places to visit and plenty of walks to explore the surrounding areas. There are many walking groups in the Marina Alta, groups that cater for the serious walker and those for the plodder. From gentle walks around beautiful Spanish villages to 6 hour treks through spectacular mountian scenary.
Below are links to walking groups in the Marina Alta area, you may consider joining one depending on the type of walker you are. If you are looking to walk on your own, further down the page you will find websites offering information on walks in the Marina Alta area.
Always remember to be prepared when walking in Spain – water, phone and hat are important accessories to take on any walk.
A friendly and informal group of walking enthusiasts
The Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers are in a very well organised group who meet regularly. They cater for the seasoned walker and have a very detailed website with great information for all who are interested in walking in Spain, see link below to the Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers website.
Asociación Social de la Tercera Edad de Jávea
The main purpose of the Jávea U3A is to encourage lifelong learning and friendship for those no longer in full time employment, by providing Educational, Recreational and Leisure Activities for its members. With many groups of various organised activites this is a great association to join if you are retired and would like to get socially active in the Javea area.
Currently there are 3 walking groups at Jávea U3A:
- Gentle Walks – Slow pace, on flat ground for 40 minutes
- Health Walks – All terrain for 1 hour
- Intermediate Walks – All terrain for 2 to 4 hours
More information and schedules can be found on the link to the Jávea U3A website below.
Walking Information Websites
Discover great walks in Spain!
Walks in Spain is a fantastic website offering detailed walking descriptions, maps and downloadable GPS tracks, all freely available. Currently there are many in the Costa Blanca, Els Ports, Pyrenees and Tenerife areas with others in smaller areas around Spain. This site is sponsored by the Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers.
Wikiloc is a place to discover and share the best outdoor trails for hiking, cycling and many other activities
Download the wikiloc app to your smartphone to find millions of outdoor trails worldwide. Here is a link to the Marina Alta trails on Wikiloc.