Sierra de Irta’s Natural Park is characterized by being essentially the last undeveloped coastal stretch (14 km) in the whole Spanish Mediterranean shoreline from France to Andalusia. Its mountains, its calas (coves) and beaches, its gigantic cliffs… turn to be the last natural testimonies of what the Mediterranean once was, practically disappeared during the last fifty years. Along the route we will remember the days of the Barbary pirates at the foot of Badum Tower, on the top of an impressive 100-meters-tall cliff; explore a unique biodiversity and how it has adapted to the harsh conditions of a changing coastline; talk about the sea and the importance of preserving it while having lunch beside a small spring that flows into a deserted cala; smell the Mediterranean vegetation in all its glory, even tasting it… Definitely a day hikers won’t easily forget.
Meeting point:Natural Park’s entrance (Peñíscola)
Approx. duration:6 h
Recomm. age:Children from 8