Sierra Olta is a massive isolated lump of rock that is detached from the even more massive Sierra Bernia to its NW. Walking around this often-sheer rock, some 600 meters high above the sea level close by, is an impressive experience. There are excellent views of Calpe & Penon Ifach, also along the rather pretty coast towards Benidorm, and then of the Sierra Bernia. Calpe lies at its S.E foot &, also being close to the main N332, the walk is easy to reach. So it is a very popular walking area with a variety of paths, often well signposted. Its W. & N sides are still undeveloped but the lower S.E slopes are riddled by a confusion of roads and houses. From our way there is a steep path to the summit on the E side and another on the W side. The summit is an area of fissured sharp rock and ankle-supporting boots with thick soles are essential for this. However our way does not include the summit and has the advantage of starting at an altitude of 240meters. Other places to start from lower down include the Estacion and a track from opposite the old Disco Wilson on the N332.

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