Easy route between Dénia and Jávea: Torre del Gerro - Molinos
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Easy route between Dénia and Jávea: Torre del Gerro - Molinos

August 01 from 2020 - 11: 49

In the final part of the Montgó massif, when it reaches the sea, we can easily walk from one municipal area to another: the route begins by going up to the Torre del Gerro in Dénia, and ends at the windmills of Xàbia. We explain everything you need to know to follow this simple itinerary.

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

Route data and layout

This route is at the eastern end of the Natural Park. We see its path marked with an orange line, in the following image. But if you want to use the map yourself, with all its possibilities, enter the cartographic viewer of l 'Cartographic Institute of Valencia.

You leave Vía Láctea street, at the end of Les Rotes in Dénia. You must leave the car here and begin the climb on foot.

After traveling about 800 meters of steep slope, we reached the Torre del Gerro, an old watchtower to control the attacks of the Berber pirates between the 2014th and XNUMXth centuries. Behind the tower, a sign indicates the path that we must follow towards Los Molinos. The area was unfortunately affected by a fire in the summer of XNUMX.

We follow the signs and we enter a stony path but without slope, which leads to the ruins of a farmhouse. Here the path becomes a dirt road that reaches the Cabo de San Antonio highway. We cross the paved road in front and follow it between houses and old dry land crops until we reach the mills.

Distance

We will travel almost 4 kilometers. A maximum height of 195 meters is reached.

Duration

The time it takes to do this itinerary is approximately 55 minutes.

Difficulty

It is considered to be low difficulty .

What can we see

The Torre del Gerro has a special charm, and from there you can see beautiful views, for example, of Cape San Antonio. There are panels explaining its history and characteristics. The mills are typical constructions of the Marina Alta region and are in the process of restoration.

This route gives us an overview of the Montgó massif, The Plans of Cap de Sant Antoni and the Marine Reserve.

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