Barranc de Borrell

Barranc de Borrell

Barranc de Borrell.A linear path with little difficulty, an obvious path and a well-marked path. We start the trail from the information panel located at the beginning of a forest track that begins on the CV-675 at the end of its passage through the Urb. Montesol, before crossing the Borrell ravine. The path runs parallel to the Borrell ravine in an ascending direction, we first pass through some ruins (place where they want to make a visitor center of the Municipal Natural Park Caldereta-Borrell). After a few minutes the track disappears to make way for the path, where we find a stone bench to rest. The path runs at all times along the right bank of the Borrell ravine. On the right bank of the oak forest and on the left where we pass pines, junipers and junipers, these last two species are not very frequent in the area. Later the path turns in a SW direction, leaving on our right the ravine that joins, coming from the top of the Aldaia and we enter a mountain circus of great natural and landscape potential, with rock formations and vertical walls in the highest parts that house golden eagles. Now the vegetation is more lush with ballasts, murta, genista, llenticle, carob trees, etc. Throughout the tour the interpretive tables are present keeping the hiker well informed about botanical, ecological and karst aspects. Following the path without any loss, we reach the Portalet, which is a rock formation in the shape of… Continue reading

La font del Lloret (Marxuquera)

La font del Lloret (Marxuquera)

Situated on the norther side of the Marchuquera valley you will find “La font del Lloret”, a natural water source situated in a beautiful gorge high in the mountains. The route is well sigh-posted, with markings on the rocks and trees to ensure that you stay on the correct path. The scenery is quite dramatic and stunning, with high cliffs and exposed rock faces. The start of the route is through orange orchards and is very easy walking for the first 5km. The last kilometer, from stone building to fountain, is through dense pine forested and is shady. Once arriving at “La font del Lloret” the source of the Lloret, you will find a shady gully with water oozing out of the rock, and flowing into a canal that feeds the water back down the valley. Green ferns and moss cover the damp walls and bird song can be heard everywhere. A lovely place to have your picnic, surrounded by the babbling water and the birds. The return walk is easy going and much quicker than the journey upwards.A very pleasant stroll back to our Bed and Breakfast in the Mountains. Powered by Wikiloc Continue reading