Sierra de Aitana Trek

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5.0 Based on 69 Reviews
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  • Hiking
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Benimantell, Spain
  • Ends Benimantell, Spain
  • +7
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoy stunning views over the sparkling Mediterranean
  • Follow traditional footpaths through rugged mountain landscapes
  • Make the most of the 300 days of sunshine found here on a late getaway
  • Gain cultural insight from our local Spanish guide
The "Sierra De Aitana Trek" trip starts and ends in Benimantell. It is a trekking trip that takes 8 days taking you through Aitana, Villajoyosa, Sierra De Serrella and 4 other destinations in Spain. "Sierra De Aitana Trek" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport and others.

Although close to the Costa Blanca, the dramatic massif of Sierra de Aitana has remained a secret from all but a few discerning visitors. We follow traditional footpaths and mule tracks, mostly along ridge lines, giving us spectacular panoramic vistas, and then descend to beautiful valleys with natural springs, fantastic limestone amphitheatres, and where castles dot distant hilltops. The rocky peaks and steep valleys which sweep down to the Mediterranean coast, benefit from the privilege of a warm climate for over 300 days of the year, making it an ideal location for out-of-season walking. 
5 - Excellent
Based on 69 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 17 2020
5 - Excellent
Fresh air, sunshine, mountains - a heavenly February escape!
“Fantastic trip - wonderful walking and scenery - almond trees in blossom, spectacular geology, great company and camaraderie among the group, a very knowledgeable and attentive guide (Jose) who clearly loves his home region and wants to share it with others as well as being a competent and experienced mountain guide, a comfortable family-run hotel with a personal touch in a tranquil location, copious amounts of very good food... We were lucky in having perfect weather in February and it was a tonic to get away from stormy Britain.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 07 2020
5 - Excellent
Does not get better then this!
“I highly recommend this trip for anyone who loves the mountains, hiking and Spanish culture. Our outstanding, charismatic guide Jaime took great care of us from start to finish; from transfers, cultural knowledge, outdoors expertise I always felt we were in excellent hands. Jaime knowledge and love of the mountain range and culture added invaluable insight to our Spanish adventure.The cozy, family run hotel we stayed in was situated partially up a mountain providing breathtaking views. As well, the family running the hotel ensured we received delicious, authentic Spanish food every day... Easily the best Spanish food I have ever had!The 3 others I traveled with and myself are fairly active and hike regularly at home, as a result we did not find the 5 hikes challenging. However there was some technical spots and it was very rainy and windy (still lots of fun!) the last day so I would recommend proper hiking shoes and some hiking experience.This was my first exodus trip and after my outstanding experience I would definitely do another!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 12 2019
5 - Excellent
As good as it gets
“November is a superb time of year to do this trek. Late autumn sunshine, cool air, clear views. For us, no rain at all.There were 14 on the trip. Some days we had one guide -Jose - who had won the Exodus trip leader of the year in 2018. Some days we had Jaime who was equally good. Both were first class mountain guides with a huge amount of experience in those hills. They were also very informative re local customs. And very entertaining.The walks were quite challenging. It was not the length as much as some difficult underfoot conditions which added difficulty. Superb views from all summits both to the coast and to distant mountain ridges.The food was very good as were the lunches.The hotel was rural and we took it over for the week. The village of Benimantell which was 15 minutes walk away was in a delightful setting. We had a bit of difficulty with Wi-Fi for the first few days but that was resolved by the end of the week.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 10 2019
5 - Excellent
Great autumn walking in a beautiful area
“A very enjoyable holiday in a surprisingly quiet area of Spain, despite being quite close to Benidorm. The walking was varied, in beautiful limestone country, with great views from the summits and interesting paths. The weather improved over the week for us - one day's walk was rained off so we visited a local town instead - but we had sunshine on the later walks. Our guide, Jose, was very knowledgeable and has a passion for the area, its people and way of life. He guided us well and was supportive of group members.Our hotel was well-positioned with views to the coast, and the owners were very hospitable. The food (vegetarian for us) featured local dishes and was excellent and plentiful. Our guide made our triple-decker lunchtime sandwiches and they were the best we've ever had on a walking holiday.”
  • Day 1: Start Benimantell village.
  • Day 2: An enchanting walk passing the limestone needles of Penya Roc before walking through El Salt down to Collado Papatxi.
  • Day 3: Walk up Peña del Rastrell for fantastic views over Guadalest Valley.
  • Day 4: Climb Serrella Peak for vistas of the Aitana Range; descend via a magnificent gorge to Beniarda; visit a local olive oil factory.
  • Day 5: Free day; chance to head to the beach at colourful Villajoyosa or visit a chocolate factory.
  • Day 6: Summit Puig Campana (1410m) for panoramic views to the Costa Blanca and across the region.
  • Day 7: Spectacular walk along the dramatic Simas Limestone Fissures; option to scale Aitana Peak.
  • Day 8: End Benimantell village.
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners (local wine with dinner)All accommodation
  • Transfer for group flights
  • Any international flights to/from Benimantell are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Sierra de Aitana Trek tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Sierra de Aitana Trek tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 27 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 27 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Sierra de Aitana Trek tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Sierra de Aitana Trek tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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