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Trekking in Alicante: the route of the Aguiló tower (or L'Aguiló)

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Villajoyosa Coast

It usually happens in this life of a traveler (or tourist, or whatever you want to call it) that one ends up knowing perfectly far away places and being a total ignorant of the beauties that are a few kilometers away from home. Is my case.

If you ask me for advice on a trip around Mozambique, any country in South America or the most remote New Zealand, I will be able to trace a route, recommend hidden places of tourism, how to move around the country, where and what to eat, etc. However, when people ask me about natural routes to do for my beloved province of Alicante, I put on a poker face and look at my cell phone for help. I feel quite sorry, I know.

This happens because of the simple rational fact that leads me to think that, now that I am (moderately) young and have strength, it is time to realize adventures and trips that I may not be able to undertake later. As I am a lover of my Alicante land, I think that I will grow old here and I will be able to visit it at my own pace and pleasure at any time I feel like it.

But since you don't know what life can hold for you and maybe my reduced (or non-existent) pension means that the only thing I can see as an old man is my plot under any road bridge, I have decided to discover, little by little, the beauties that my province of Alicante hides.

An enviable climate throughout the year, makes it possible to realize nature routes - either walking or cycling - in almost any month. Anyway, I advise avoiding it during the summer season (June to September) due to the suffocating heat you will find.

Fall and spring are my favorite seasons in Alicante, but, because we are loading the planet, winter begins to look more like any of these two.

So it is explained that a couple of weeks ago I would get up at 8.30 and the thermometer would mark 19 degrees. The sun looked bright, beginning its ascent to a sky that seemed to have vetoed anything fluffy and whitish in appearance.

My great friend Luis (25 years of friendship supports this statement) was waiting for me at the door of my house. Maria, a friend of both, had become the organizer of the playful-sports-festive-gastronomic day. We picked her up at her house my dear Muchavista beach and we headed to Villajoyosa.

How to get?

The route that leads to the Aguiló tower begins in a small cove near the town of Villajoyosa. There is a campsite called The towers which will serve as a reference and right there, in a parking lot near the cove, we can leave the car for free.

If you leave Alicante and there is not much traffic, the best way to get here is by taking the N-332 direction Valencia (north). The road runs along the coast and offers very good views.

If you are going in a hurry or there is a lot of traffic, you can always take the A-7 payment highway and exit at Villajoyosa. The campsite is located on the outskirts of the town, heading north, towards Benidorm.

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