Carrascal de la Font Roja Natural park

Forget about the beach for a day and take a day trip to this beautiful natural park.

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Carrascal de la Font Roja Natural park

A trekking day in a natural environment.

There's more to Alicante than sun and beach, especially if you are into hiking and adventure. One of the best places for a day outdoors is the Parque Natural del Carrascal de la Font Roja, in Alcoy, 65 km from Alicante and with over 2,300 hectares of wild nature to get lost in. Its Mediterranean forest landscape is highly populated with species such as the Eurasian eagle owl, Bonelli's eagle, common gennets and badgers, and there are two sign posted routes: Barranco del Infierno, 4.5 km long and the Pla de la Mina, 6 km long, that will take you to the 1,352 high Mirador Menetjador. On your way you will pass by old, 19th century masías, ancient natural carboneras (coal bunkers) and neveros (caves in which snow was packed to turn it into ice), nearly lost among the vegetation, which includes yew, ash and maple trees.

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