An attractive and pleasant walk through the quiet streets of Senija and up an old mule path to the cross on the summit of Les Basetes from where there are excellent all round views. Later along a spur with a strange rock spine. The motorway is visible far below to the East and just over the spine there are views of the Jalon valley and beyond to the West The path ends at a wall before a precipice and from here there is an optional semi scramble to visit a cave with a rather grisly legend. Your walk returns to the road and on down to Senija with bar/restaurant "Senitja" on the L, just before your cars. Here the amusing elderly lady owner may tell the story of the cave. She also serves enormous helpings of liver!
My purpose is to pass on these walks so you can enjoy them as much as I have. I want you to use them freely for non commercial purposes. Perhaps a donation to your favourite charity?
The normal hazards in mountains apply but generally the conditions are benign, some cold and wet in winter, possibly the heat in summer is more dangerous. My personal advice is not to leave the paths as ground can be covered with spiky bushes concealing ankle breaking rocks. By "road" I mean surfaced, by "track" an unsurfaced one,(often rough). Paths vary from beautifully engineered mozarabic "muleways" to very rough hunters or goat paths. Updates are welcome.I am very grateful to Terry, my wife, who has helped to explore all the paths and often helped to clear them.
Of course I owe much to my predecessors, especially my early mentor, Cristl. Batnick,who helped to found the excellent Costa Blanca Mountain Walking group. Also the early explorers, Roger Massingham, Bob Stansfield, (all on the web), and Eric Wright,(www.openlibrary.org/b/OL11958879M).Many walks are made possible by the generosity of the landowners, especially the Spanish, who allow walking on their land,please treat their property with respect.
Being computer illiterate this website would not exist but for the enthusiastic, energetic and expert work of Jean and Bob Hall. Many thanks to them. Their website ,which complements this one, plus, is: www.costablancamountainwalks.com.
Mike Davies. Dec 2009.