U3A HEALTH WALKS May – Jun 2014

Cumbre
Del Sol: Around the Granadella National Park

DATE:
Time: 10am

Tuesday 6th
May &

Thursday
8
th
May

WALK
LEADER: Walks:

John
& Martin
2014
– 17a

John
& Martin
2014
– 17b

Meeting Point

Cumbre Del Sol
Information Centre (Benitachell side).

Walking Route

Distance
:
full 6 km

short
5,2 km

Across the park roads
in a large loop. Great views.

Terrain

Walking Surface

Some rough gravel
tracks. Major hills are concrete roads.

Ascent

Two
major
steep
hills to descend and ascend.

Duration

Full:
1 hr 25. (6 kms)

Avoid Deep Gorge: 1
hr 10. (5.2 kms)

Directions to
Meeting Point

From
Moraira:
turn
right at benitachell traffic lights. At the next traffic lights
turn right upthe hill to Cumbre.

From
Jávea:
go
to Benitachell and turn left at traffic lights after Mas y Mas.

Follow road up the
long hill. After the sharp right hand bend at the top, continue to
the info centre and park at or behind the Info Centre (before the
traffic islands).

Jávea
South:
Tarraula
woods and Lluca urbanisation.

DATE:
Time: 10am

Tuesday 13th
May &

Thursday 15th
May

WALK
LEADER: Walks:

John
& Martin
2014
– 18a

John
& Martin
2014
– 18b

Meeting Point

El
Rafalet car park Benitachell road CV740

Walking Route

Distance
:
4,5 km

Across to the La
Colina area and around the woods and country lanes.

Terrain

Walking Surface

Mostly roads but some rough paths
through woods.

Ascent

Some,
mostly on roads..

Duration

1hr

Directions to
Meeting Point

From
Moraira:

Take
the road from to Benitachell . Turn right at the traffic lights
and drive to Javea(CV740), pass the golf club. When you passed the
golfclub you find the Rafalet parking on the right on the corner
of Calle del mar de Noruega.

From
Javea:

Leave Jávea on
the CV734 towards Gata. Turn left at the Ferrobox roundabout onto
CV740 to Benitachell. Straight over roundabout at Cabanes.
Shortly after the stone cross on right, turn left into the large
El Rafalet car park on the left on the corner of Calle del mar de
Noruega.


BENITACHELL: From the church to southern
vineyards.

DATE:
Time: 10am

Tuesday 20th
May &

Thursday 22th
May

WALK
LEADER: Walks:

John
& Martin
2014
– 19a

John
& Martin
2014
– 19b

Meeting Point

Benitachell Church
car park(s).

Walking Route

Distance
:
3.6 kms

Through the town, out
on the small camis south of the town, around the vineyards and
back through the town.

Terrain

Walking Surface

Mostly
tarmac roads, some gravel and short sections of

narrow rural paths.

Ascent

Very undulating with
many short & medium steep hills.

Duration

1
hr plus stops.

(Could be longer if
you are slow on the hills).

Directions to
Meeting Point

From
Moraira:
Turn
left at the Benitachell traffic lights. Drive uphill and in the
angled T-junction take a right turn in calle Jose Antonio. Take
the next road on the left to Cami Abiar and turn immediately
right. At the next forked junction take the left road to the
cemetery and park in the Church parking.

From
Javea:
Taking
the CV740 road from Jávea to Benitachell, just past Jávea
Golf Club, take the next road to the right signed to Benitachell.
Continue up the hill to the top, curving around to the right There
are two car parks on the left below the church and parking spaces
on the road side.

TEULADA
CANOR walk

DATE:
Time: 10am

Tuesday 27TH
May
&

Thursday 29TH
May

WALK
LEADER: Walks:

John
& Martin
2014
– 20a

John
&
Brian 2014
– 20b

Meeting Point

Car
Park Teulada poligono in front of llofra

Walking
Route

Distance:
4 km

Around
tracks
and paths in countryside of Teulada to Canor area

Terrain

Walking
Surface

Roads
and tracks
,
part muddy and uneven if wet, with tarmac alternative if too wet.

Some
trail through the fields.

Ascent

30m
ascent over
2
medium size slopes

Duration

1
hr

Directions to
Meeting Point

From
Moraira:

Drive to the
bottom of the main dual carriageway, avenida Mediteraneo. Turn
1st right at both roundabouts and go under the railway line. At
the next roundabout, turn left, then sharp right into the car park
(watch out for cars leaving the car park!).

From
Gata
:

Take N332 until
you reach the roundabout outside Teulada. Turn to Teulada and at
the next roundabout, turn right, then sharp right into the car
park (watch out for cars leaving the car park!).

Park
close-by in front of llofra.

La
Plana: San Antonio lighthouse to the windmill ruins

DATE:
Time: 9am

Tuesday
3
th
Jun &

Thursday
5
th
Jun

WALK
LEADER: Walks:

John
& Brian
2014
– 21a

John
& Brian
2014
– 21b

Meeting Point

San
Antonio Lighthouse, car park on the right, 200m before lighthouse

Walking Route

Distance
:
5,2 km.

Through woods and tracks between
the lighthouse and the Monesterio.

Terrain

Walking Surface

Mostly pavement, some
road and paths

Ascent

Negligible.

Duration

1 hr 15 mins, longer
if you take the detours.

Directions to
Meeting Point

From
Moraira, drive to Javea. Go right at Ferrobox roundabout. At next
roundabout go right towards old centre of Javea. Out of Javea old
town centre go on the Denia road. After very winding section
uphill, turn right towards San Antonio lighthouse. Drive to end
of road (4kms). Car park is just before lighthouse on the right
hand side overlooking port.

Benitachell:
Around the country paths and camis from Les Fonts

DATE:
Time: 9am

Tuesday 10th
Jun &

Thursday
12
th
Jun

WALK
LEADER: Walks:

John
& Brian
2014
– 22a

John
& Brian
2014
– 22b

Meeting Point

The centre of Les
Fonts Urbanisation.

Walking Route

Distance
:
4,5 km

Country paths, woods
and vineyards. Some quiet urbanisation roads.

Terrain

Walking Surface

Some roads, some dirt
paths.

Ascent

One steep tarmac
hill.

Duration

1hr

Directions to
Meeting Point

From
Moraira
: Turn
left at the Benitachell traffic lights. Drive uphill and in the
angled T-junction take a right turn. Take the next road on the
left side and go straight ahead into l’Abiar (signed to Les
Fonts Urbanisation);

From
Jávea:
On
the Jávea-Benitachell CV740, just past Meson de Paco, turn

right
(at the stone cross). This newly tarmac-ed road, cami Vell de
Teulada,

goes
straight to Les Font urbanisation (3 kms). Ignore all side
turnings. Park at the crossroads in the centre of the
urbanisation

From
Benitachell church: Follow the road below church (away from Jávea)
to

the
crossroads, turn right into l’Abiar (signed to Les Fonts
Urbanisation).

Down the hill and
past the Windmill and take the first road on the right (Lluca).
Follow Lluca, ignoring all turnings, and go up into Les Fonts urb.
Park at the crossroads in the centre of the urbanisation by the
bins.

Jesus
Pobre around the 3 Windmills

DATE:
Time: 9am

Tuesday
17
th
Jun &

Thursday
19
th
Jun

WALK
LEADER: Walks:

John
&
Brian 2014
– 23a

John
& Brian
2014
– 23b

Meeting Point

Jesus
Pobre : Cami Jesús Pobre i Pedreguer a Xàbia

Walking Route

Distance
:
4,5 km

This is a circular
route around three windmills taking in the countryside near Jesus
Pobre with splendid views.

Terrain

Walking Surface

All
country tarmac or concrete roads.

Shortcut: dirt and
rock path, level.

Ascent

Slight.

Duration

1hr

Directions to
Meeting Point

From
Moraira:

Drive
to Javea all the way to the Ferrobox roundabout, Turn left there
towards Gata;

From
Javea:

Leave
Jávea on the CV734 towards Gata;

Turn
right at the second roundabout onto the CV738 towards Jesús
Pobre
. Go
past the turning to Casa Antigua Dog Kennels. After 650m, as you
reach the village edge, you will pass Sabadell Solbank on your
right. Past the bank and take the next turning on the right, Cami
Jesús Pobre i Pedreguer a Xàbia. Park here.

With a large group,
each car should drive to the far end (where the road turns right),
turn around and drive back towards the main road, parking on the
RHS in front of the new apartments.

TEULADA
around the camis behind Font Santa

DATE:
Time: 9am

Tuesday 24th
Jun &

Thursday
26
th
Jun

WALK
LEADER: Walks:

John
& Frieda
2014
– 24a

John
&
Frieda
2014
– 24b

Meeting
Point

Go-Karting
car park, Teulada

Walking
Route

Distance
:

4,2 km

Around
the country lanes behind Font Santa

Terrain

Walking
Surface

Nomal
roads Tarmac , concrete

Ascent

One
long hill at the beginning of the walk that

becomes
very steep for the last 300 metres.

Duration

1hr

Directions
to Meeting Point

From
Benitachell
:

Take the road towards Moraira
(CV737), Straight over

the new Mercadona roundabout.
When you have passed clinica assistel, 100m onwards, take the
next small road on the right, signposted Font Santa. Ignore the
turning to the right and follow the road as it curves to the
right. Shortly, after passing new bridge off Little on the left,
you will reach the karting parking area on the right.

From Moraira:

Take
the main Teulada-to-Moraira road (CV743). Go right on the Little
roundabout, go over the bridge and turn left. The karting facility
is about 800m towards Teulada and park there in the parking to the
right-hand side.