A gentle route with hardly any unevenness that, along a paved track parallel to the sea, will take us from Punta Llisera to Punta del Cavall or Escaleta, skirting the foothills of Sierra Helada, the first maritime-land natural park in the Valencian Community.
From the Racó campsite, go to the Rincón de Loix ski cable, climb the slope of the Benikaktus hotel and continue along the road to the Punta Llisera car park where the route begins. The most experienced walkers can get there by walking the 3.2 km route.
Easy, accessible for families, bicycles and people in wheelchairs.
Almadraba Cove, at the foot of the Punta LLisera viewpoint. Cala del tío Ximo” (Uncle Ximo’s bay) with its rocky bottoms ideal for snorkelling, “Punta del Cavall” or “de la Escaleta” with its 17th century watchtower built to warn of incursions by Berber pirates. Ruins of the ochre mines.
- The route begins at the parking lot of the Punta Llisera viewpoint.
- Leaving behind the track that goes down to the Tío Ximo cove, we go back uphill slightly to the previous junction on the right.
- We follow the asphalted road, with access restricted to motor vehicles, which leads us to Punta del Cavall or de la Escaleta. From this point we can see one of the best views of the cliffs of the Sierra Helada and very close to them, the Illa Mitjana.
- The return journey can be made by retracing our steps or by a faded path next to the sea that will leave us at the entrance of Cala del Tío Ximo, where you can still find the remains of old ochre mines, and take advantage of a swim in its crystal-clear waters