If you have just arrived in Alicante and still do not have a private vehicle to move to make hiking trails, in this article I compile some ideas that can be done using the TRAM, that is, the tram-railway that runs along the province of Alicante parallel to the coast (usually a short distance from the sea, although between Calpe and Denia it is quite far from the coast).
An extra tip: you are allowed to take your bike on the TRAM (here are the rules), so you can greatly expand your radius of action by combining these two ecological transports. Thus, if you use your imagination to combine the routes, the possibilities are practically unlimited.
Index of contents
1. Routes in Alicante city
We can enjoy many routes without leaving the city of Alicante. For example: Serra Grossa, Cabo de la Huerta or Monte Benacantil. Click on the link below to visit the article where I talk in depth about these routes:
2. The Elche Reservoir
A visit to the city of Elche, capital of the Bajo Vinalopó region and the second most important city in the province, is a must , and can be reached by train or bus. There, in addition to a highly recommended guided tour of the historic center, we can make the hiking route that will take us to know the Pantano de Elche starting from the Molí de la Real, next to the Municipal Park.
3. The Tower of the Barranc d'Aigües, in El Campello
Very close to Alicante, taking LINE 1 (L1) of the TRAM, we can get off at the stop (halt) of Venta Lanuza (El Campello) and, from there, in just over 2.5 km of road through the urbanization Cala d’Or, we reach the beginning of the hiking route of the Torre del Barranc de Aigües. A simple excursion with beautiful views of the Bay of Alicante and beyond.
4. Vila Joiosa Coast Route
Again with TRAM LINE 1, getting off at La Vila Joiosa or Creueta station, it is very easy to walk to the beach and, from there, follow the coast to Playa del Torres, the starting point of the route. For the return, we can return by the same way or continue to Benidorm and there take the TRAM back, as I explain in the article below:
5. La Serra d'Oltà (Calpe)
To get to Calpe station we have to take the L1 (LINE 1) to Benidorm and there change trains (change trains) and take the L9 that continues to Denia. The station of Calp (Calpe) is located on the outskirts of the town, in the foothills of the Sierra de Oltà, so it is relatively easy to walk from the station to the beginning of this route, in the Oltamar Park (about 2.5 km of paved road through the urbanization).
6. El Camí de la Colonia del Montgó (Dénia)
Continuing with the L9 of the TRAM to Dénia, we can get off at the Alqueries stop. From there, in about 2.5 km of road through the urbanization we can reach the Ermita del Pare Pere, starting point of most of the routes in the Natural Park of Montgó (some of them of high difficulty). Our recommendation is to follow the Camí de la Colonia route to the Cova del Gamell, returning along the same route.
Coming soon, more...
We will be updating this article soon to add more hiking routes that can be accessed by TRAM and we will also add bus lines.