Light of Albir and Peñón de Ifach in the background
Plant growing on the cliff
Whale cave in the Sierra Helada Natural Park
Ocher mine in the Sierra Helada
Ocher in the mines of Albir
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The ochre mines and lighthouse of Albir

Serra Gelada Natural Reserve

75 €/p.p.
Clock icon Length Double horizontal arrow Distance Difficulty Difficulty Slope Slope
3h 6km Low 110m

The spectacular mountain cliffs include the Serra Gelada Natural Reserve offering more than 6 kilometres of astonishing countryside to take your breath away.

In the extreme north of this mountain we find the Albir Lighthouse, the only one you can access in this region. A gentle slope leads from the beach to the lighthouse moving through beautiful coves and giving breathtaking views of Altea bay and Peñon de Ifach.

Along this excursion you will discover why species such as the Bottlenose dolphin and Posidonia seaplants, which are vital to the Mediterranean conservation exist here. In addition, you will be able to see the unique geological origins of this area.

Visiting the ochre mines or the remains of watchtowers you will be transported back to mediaeval pirate attacks during XV to XVIII centuries.

To end our trip you might wish to extend your day by booking optionally visit a selected restaurant to enjoy the flavours of traditional gastronomyfrom the Costa Blanca, respecting the original methods used to create exceptional dishes. This is available at a extra charge.

Fossil dunes, seabirds, dolphins, unique flora, spectacular views… A suitable route for all ages.

Details

  • 08:30-09:30 Pick up from your accommodation *
  • 10:00 Start guided hike by our Tour leader
  • 11.30 Break for snack
  • 14:00 Transfer to accommodation of client and end of the journey
  • * Exact time to be determined depending of your location

Prices by number of people

  • 75 by person. (VAT incl.)(4 to 8 people groups). Check price for a different number of participants.

Price includes

  • Transfers from your accommodation to the area to visit
  • Full guide service throughout
  • Personal insurance
  • Mid morning snack

Price not includes

  • Lunch: 5 course traditional lunch (set menu) (Additional extra. Booking optional)