The Aitana Sierra and el Puig Campana

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Between the districts of La Marina and l'Alcoià-Comtat lies this imposing limestone mountain range located close to the coast. Its cliff faces, pinnacles and peaks carved in limestone give the surrounding landscape an impressive, rugged look. Climbers from home and abroad come to tackle the Ponoig (1,181m) near the town of Polop, Puig Campana (1,410m) near Finestrat, and the Penyal Diví near Sella. The mountains offer scenery with tiny villages nestling in the valleys, with ancient Moorish remains, and typical olive and almond orchards. The Aitana sierra towers to 1,558m, with the southern slope dropping abruptly to the sea, and the northern slopes thick with a variety of vegetation. And interesting stopping points (Simes de Partagat, Font Forata, etc.). The villages of Alcoleja, Benifato, Confrides, Sella and others are scenically set around the sierra.

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