Hiking on the Sierra Helada Mountain.
The Sierra Gelada Nature Park and the surrounding coastline are one of the most extraordinary in the Valencian Community, being the first marine and terrestrial park in this area.
It is a protected site with a total surface area of 5,564 Hectares, 4,920 hectares of which are a marine reserve and in these waters are some of the most interesting underwater areas of the Mediterranean peninsular. The most outstanding being the large prairie of Phanerogam (a protected species) known locally as Alquers (posidonia oceanica) and the rocky sea bed, around La Llosa, which has exceptional biological diversity.
|In the terrestrial part of the park special mention should be made of the protected fossil dune, flora of exceptional value and the large variety of native plants. Access and journey through the park is free and is made on foot. It is always recommended that you do not stray from the roads or paths and that you comply with the legislation, especially the Plan de Ordenacion de los Recursos Naturales, (DOGV 4.967).|
|Visitors to the Sierra Gelada Nature Park have the option of three different itineraries or routes, each one is marked with a colour: red, blue and yellow, the last of which is the longest and most difficult. Although visitors to a protected area like the Sierra Gelada are probably well aware of the safety requirements that should be followed when visiting nature areas, please allow us give you the following advice:|
For security reasons and in the case of any extreme weather alerts, the park may close temporarily the routes through the area.
For more information please contact :
Parc Natural de la Serra Gelada i
el seu entorn litoral
C/ Passeig de la Carretera, 34
TLF/ 629 321 248/966 807 879
FAX: 966 831 829