Celebrate International Mountain Day

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Celebrate International Mountain Day
: COASTAL WALK: Participants cross Benitachell via the town’s cliff Photo credit: Benitachell town hall

BENITACHELL’S impressive cliffs have been chosen for the International Mountain Day trail on December 12.

Organised annually by Marina Alta’s We Love Mountains Association, this year’s edition will follow the Puig de La LLorença to Penya-segats de La Marina (La Marina Cliffs) route.

Benitachell’s cliffs are part of the Penya-segats de la Marina which have been protected since 2009 as a Site of Community Importance (LIC) and cover 943 hectares of cliffs that link Javea, Benitachell and Teulada-Moraia.

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Participants in the International Mountain Day hike will meet at 8.30am in Benitachell outside Edificio El Puig adjoining Lady Elizabeth School to pick up their numbers and t-shirts, setting out at 9pm to reach the top of the Puig de la Llorença peak.

From here they will head for Cala Llebeign, following the cliff path to Cala del Moraig, from where a bus will take them back to the starting point.

Places are limited and participants should register on the www.welovemountains.org website.  The €5 fee includes insurance and a t-shirt.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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