Hiking routes on the Montgó: Racó del Bou-Cova de l'Aigua

Hiking routes on the Montgó: Racó del Bou-Cova de l'Aigua

May 31 from 2020 - 11: 32

El Raco del Bou (Rincón del Toro), is named for the shape of the walls of the Montgó at that point. The Cova de l'Aigua (Cueva del Agua) collects in its interior the rainwater filtered by the limestone rock of the Montgó. The route that runs through these spaces is of medium difficulty, and we explain it in this article.

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

Route data and layout

The march begins next to the Pare Pere hermitage, where the Camino de la Colonia, a fairly comfortable forest track. There is a chain that cuts off access to motorized vehicles to the Natural Park. He Camino de la Colonia it is named for the abandoned Montgó agricultural colony. The yellow line in this plan of the massif marks this route.

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We will come to a fork in this track and we will take the path to the left, towards the east. Approximately 200 meters away, a narrow path starts to the right that ascends to the foot of the Montgó walls. We are in an area with a humid and cool environment, the north or shady side, in which plant species protected by the micro-reserve of flora grow.

Once we have reached the base of the wall, to reach the Cueva del Agua we will again take the fork in the path that goes to the east. We come to some steep stairs that lead us to the cave. Before entering, we find a Roman inscription on the rock dating from 238 BC, and protected by a metal fence.

Retracing our steps and always following the forks in the path, now heading west, we will cross the most lush part of the Montgó shady area, and we will be able to see some of the rarest species in the park. Little by little we will go down to the Racó del Bou o de l 'ul de bou (Ojo de Toro), where we will take the Camino de la Colonia that will return us to the Hermitage of Pare Pere.


We will travel about 5 and a half kilometers.


It takes an estimated 3 and a half hours to complete this route.


It is considered to be medium difficulty. It is not suitable for cycling.

Where do we pass and what do we see

You can pay a visit to the Hermitage of Pare Pere, where the route begins. It was built in the 80s, next to the stand del Pare Pere (from the XNUMXth century), the refuge where the famous character from Dénia retired to pray, and where you can see the history of this Franciscan represented in Valencian ceramics.

As we ascend the landscape becomes more impressive: you can see the entire Gulf of València, the mountains of La Safor, Cullera, the sea and on clear days, the island of Ibiza.

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