Discover Oliva’s surroundings

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As well as Oliva’s surprising beaches, our town offers many opportunities for hiking lovers. The prettiest things are undoubtedly the seaside and mountain landscapes which can be seen from the highest points of our region. Of all the routes, it’s worth highlighting the “Font del Frare” and “Font de Maria Rosa” walk, as it takes you to the highest point in Oliva, where you can behold some magnificent views of the districts of La Safor and La Marina. Moreover, the Covatelles trail will allow you to explore our town’s finest forests. There’s no doubt that lovers of hiking and cycling routes find every possible opportunity in Oliva, whether it be on a mountain bike, on- or off-road, or a combination of all three.

HIKING ROUTES


“Puig del Frare” and “Font Mª Rosa” trail

The Font de Maria Rosa trail is one of the most unique within the municipality of Oliva, and it also passes through the municipalities of Villalonga and La Font d’en Carròs. The route begins in the Panorama II residential area and rises to the top of Puig del Frare, one of the highest points in Oliva where you’ll be able to contemplate magnificent views of the coasts of surrounding regions La Safor and La Marina.


Starting point: Panorama II residential area

Distance: 2.5 km

Duration: 1 hour

Difficulty: Medium


Puig Covatelles trail

This interesting route begins in the Panorama II residential area and leads to the top of Puig de Covatelles. Throughout the course of the trail, you’ll be able to see typically Mediterranean forests, as well as some rural constructions of interest.


Starting point: Panorama II residential area

Distance: 2.4 km

Duration: 1 hour

Difficulty: Medium


Climb to Santa Anna's Castle

You can start this route at Calle del Niño. After 50 metres, we’ll branch off into Calle de la Subida del Calvario and immediately start the climb along the footpath which leads to the Castillo de Santa Anna [St. Anna’s Castle]. Once we’ve reached the top of the mountain, you’ll be able to make out some magnificent panoramic views of the historic centre, beaches and the Marjal Pego-Oliva Natural Park.


Starting point: Calle Calvario

Distance: 1 km

Duration: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Low




CYCLING ROUTES


La Safor nature trail– From Oliva to Gandia

This trail runs through the old route of the Carcaixent-Dénia railway line, considered to be Spain’s oldest narrow-gauge railway (1864) which was constructed for the orange and silk trade. You can start the trail in Oliva at the end of Paseo de Joan Fuster, following the cycle path towards the municipality of Piles. It’s a straight and comfortable route, during which you’ll be able to see irrigation systems in the plots of land reserved for orange trees. The route continues to the town of Gandia. Once you’re there, you’ll be able to go on to the Parque de la Estación, where you can find an old locomotive, restored and exhibited as a sculpture.


Starting point: Oliva-Gandia cycle path

Distance: 6.5 km

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Difficulty: Low


Bike ride through Xiricull

This trail begins at the crossroads between Paseo de Ladrillares and Camí de la Carrasca. It’s a slightly sloping route along the Les Mines area and starts to climb once you reach Pujalet, until you arrive at La Font del Xiricull. You can return to Oliva by taking the Santa Fe route, passing through the Cavall Bernat mountain.


Starting point: Paseo Ladrillares

Distance: 5 km

Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty: Medium


Bike ride to the Font Salada and Marjal Pego-Oliva Natural Park

This route starts at the Gabriel Cicar college. It runs along a flat path among orange trees through Camí Vell de Pego. By turning off onto L’Aigüera de Sant Josep, you’ll reach the Font Salada thermal water spring. This is an excellent place to take a bath and relax in its renowned medicinal waters. From Font Salada, we’ll also be able to enter the Marjal Pego-Oliva Natural Park and even reach Calapatar by following the course of the river Bullent. This is a perfect habitat for such unique endemisms as the Valencia toothcarp and other species which live in the park.


Starting point: Colegio Alfadalí

Distance: 6.8 km

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

Difficulty: Low