Parc Natural del Montgó, Javea

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Explore the rugged and rocky coastline of Alicante at Parc Natural del Montgó, home to more than 650 species of plants and animals and some of the best scenery in Spain. Delve into the park’s more than 2,100 hectares (5,190 acres) of wild scrubland and mountainous terrain. Travel to the heart of the preserve and climb to the summit of Monto mountain, which rises to a height of 753 m (2,470 ft) above the surrounding plain. From the top, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the ocean, mountains, and occasionally the Balearic island of Ibiza. Wear appropriate footwear, as the terrain can be rough at times. The climb can easily take three to four hours one way, and is therefore not recommended for those with limited mobility. See Parc Natural del Montgó and all Javea has to offer by arranging your trip with our Javea trip generator.
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  • Be sure to take a drive out to the Cap de Sant Antonio for incredible views of Javea and the mediterranean sea, and take a walk down to Els Molins, the windmills over Javea.  more »
  • A great walk to the top of the hill, well sign posted and great views when you get to the top. Plenty of parking.  more »
  • The main route from Javea is a rock and loose stone path which is very demanding in places.... You should have good walking boots or footwear to suit the terrain... We also used walking poles which we...  more »
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  • Beautiful mountain and great views of the surrounding areas, including the sea on two sides if you get to the top. However watch out because trail markings are a bit faded. Also look up the route to the starting point first because they're not very well indicated on the surrounding roads.
  • Beautiful and varied views. Has multiple routes to the top with surprising variety of atmosphere from fairly steep and rugged too shrouded in trees and in spring surround by flowers. I go uo it about once a week. Takes between 2 to 5 hours depending on route to get on top of the mountain and back
  • Amazing views from the top, quite a climb allow 2 - 3 hours each way. The path at places can be very rough or close to the edge especially the summit climb. Even if you go half way the views are stunning!
  • We took a short ride on our scooter on the road from Dénia to Jávea and really enjoyed the view from above over the Dénia city & the port.
  • A great walk with some climbing, best done in the less hot time of the day. I can here only speak about the path up to the Cabo San Antonio that begins behind the port of Javea and takes one up to the lighthouse,; as soon as I get to climbing the actual Montgó I will add another review. As for the path to the Cabo San Antonio, it is not difficult and takes you up in about half an hour; what's interesting and sometimes a bit sad at the same time is that the wildfires of last summer seem to have made the ascent one through treeless scrubland, whereas previously, as attested by numerous charred treetrunks, it must have wound through a pleasant woodland. Nevertheless it was a walk worth taking, with a number of ever more impressive views opening at the consecutive turns of the winding path, and a windy wilderness up at the top, wholly different from the pleasant port at the foot of the cliff. Wind-lovers will find the walk more than agreeable.

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