Some days it reached 35 degrees in Guadalest whilst we were there, despite it being the beginning of October. On a day that was thankfully quite cloudy, we did the Cumbre de Aitana walk. This is #8 in Charles Davis’ Walk! the Costa Blanca Mountains guide. The walk is about 11kms and when you get to the top of Aitana you’re at 1,558 metres.
We drove to Confrides and then took the steep PR22 up to the Font de l’Arbre area recreativa (a picnic spot) where we parked the car. From there we backtracked 350 metres and took a dirt track to the right.
If you look closely at the above photo on the skyline near the centre, you can see the forata eye in the rock.
It’s a bit of a scramble across some scree to get to the top.
From the depression, turn left but don’t go down into the grassy gully, but rather up a faint path to its right. This leads you to a narrow gateway which in turn leads to a second crack in the rocks.
There’s a fairly new rockslide which has taken away some of the wooden steps, which you go down.
Overall, an excellent walk.