If there’s one thing I like to do whether in Spain or even traveling is trekking. The best part of being back in Spain is that there are more days of sunshine than in Vancouver so I can enjoy the mountain without worrying too much about the rain. 😉
Last April I went to Alcossebre, a small town in the coast of Castellón. I was lodged in Camping Ribamar, a place a totally recommend for its situation (close to the beach and also close to the mountain), cleanliness and services (bar, swiming pool…). In my opinion it is mMaybe a bit overpriced, but they have good deals in low season (before July).
There are many trekking routes around the camping, but the one I did starts from Camping Ribamar, goes up to the top of Campanilles Mountain and comes back all along the coast. The whole route is about 21km long and it has a maximum incline of 919 metres. It is not too hard but some points are a bit tricky.
This is the relief map of the route:
When you arrive to the top of Campanilles, this is what you will find: amazing views of the valley and the Mediterranean sea. It’s not a very high peak, just 572 meters, but you have to take into account that you are going to start the route from almost 0 meters above the sea level. So take it easy!
It took me around 8 hours to complete the whole itinerary, but I stopped several times during the route to eat, take photos and just enjoy the views. The total time I spent walking was 5 hours. So don’t forget to bring with you a lot of water, sun protection, a good pair of trekking boots and some food.