Spain in the most mountainous country in Europe, and the Spanish mountains hold many surprises for those willing to explore a little beyond the normal tourist destinations. Ancient castles, long forgotten settlements, canyons and more.

The mountains of the Costa Blanca offer an amazing landscape of pinnacled ridges, enormous rock faces and shady pine forests. Almond  and olive groves enhance the valleys, whilst attractive mountain villages provide traditional  hospitality, offering a real Spanish experience. Abdet is a typical village in the area and it is in the heart of the Costa Blanca mountains, at the head of the Guadalest Valley. Allowing you to explore the ancient villages, mountains, canyons and of course the wildlife. The village was first settled by the Moors over 1000 years ago, its narrow streets and houses with terracotta tiled roofs are a delight to explore.

 If you are after a relaxed week walking have a look at these easy guided walking holidays in Spain, or if you are after something a bit more energetic try the moderate walking holiday itineraries.

The area is a delight if you are interested in wildlife, photography, geology, history and culture.

For more challenging walking or for those with lots of energy there these Spanish walking holiday options

The highlights of the area include:

  • Sierra Aitana - Valencias highest peak
  • Sierra Serrella - ancient trails and golden eagles
  • Sanchet Valleys - hidden valleys with limestone ridges and pine forests
  • Sierra Bernia - an iconic peak with an amazing path that goes through the mountain via a natural cave!
  • Puig Campana - a dramatic peak that provides a superb circular walk
  • Montcabrer - a huge canyon with a large vulture colony
  • Montejedor - rare Mediterranean oak forest and amazing snow wells
  • Confrides Castle - the highest castle in the area perched high on a rocky pinnacle

Getting to Abdet is very easy from the UK and Europe as cheap flights are available all year around to Alicante, and from there it's a quick transfer to Abdet.

In just a few hours you can be a world away, relaxing amidst amazing scenery and waiting for the sun to rise on your Spanish adventures. You can choose from week long holidays as well as a shorter 4 days walking options. All the guided holidays are fully catered and excellent value.

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