Hiking in Dénia: from the Camí de la Colònia to the Cova del Gamell

Hiking in Dénia: from the Camí de la Colònia to the Cova del Gamell

21 June 2020 - 11: 37

This route is very similar to the one that goes to Cova de l'Aigua (Water Cave), because it starts from the same point, the Hermitage of Pare Pere, and also runs through the Camino de la Colonia. The Gamell cave It is a less known cavity than the Agua, and is often incorrectly named "Cova del Camell", as if it were referring to the animal (Cueva del Camello), but it is not.

Next you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with.

Route data

As we have said, it begins next to the Hermitage of Pare Pere, on Camí de la Colònia. And it ends beyond the Cova del Gamell, at the crossroads with the route that goes from the Shooting Range to the top of Montgó. The itinerary corresponds to the blue line marked on the map, extracted from the Cartographic viewer of l'Institut Cartogràfic Valencià.

We take the Camí de la Colònia and when we come to a fork, we choose the path to the left and follow the signs for "Cova del Gamell".


5154'2 meters are covered, that is, a little more than 5 kilometers.


The estimated duration is 80 minutes (one way only).


This route is considered to be low difficulty.

Other data

A drop of 127,37 meters is covered, between the maximum height of 220 meters and the minimum of 105 meters.

Where do we pass and what do we see

It is interesting to visit the Hermitage of Pare Pere, next to the little cave where the priest lived. The Camino de la Colonia takes us through the old Montgó agricultural colony, an "experiment" to revive the economy when the raisin industry closed its cycle in Dénia. During the tour of this route you can see beautiful views of the entire Gulf of València.

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  1. Jose Maria Gil Lopez says:

    The improvement of the garbage and cleaning service seems good to me but nothing is indicated about the main problem experienced, especially these last two summers, the collection of paper containers (blue container) and packaging (yellow container) that, as indicated by written by a counseling technician, they are not being adequately cared for, plain and simple, due to lack of frequency in their removal. In the marinas area, next to the CdT, the collection frequency was less than once a week, which has produced many problems, with overflowing containers and containers on the ground for days and days.
    Don't you think it's necessary to improve this frequency issue before talking about smart containers? In other words, to provide a simple solution to serious environmental conservation problems.