The mighty Puig CAmpana is the 2nd highest peak in Valencia province with an elevation of 1,406 m - 4,613 ft) It has a dramatic profile which cannot be missed from the coast. From the East it appears as a impregnible pyramid, whilst from the West you can see in fact there are two tops, the taller of which is not easily visible from the base of the mountain. The western of the two peaks has a pronounced crack or notch,knows as Roldan’s Notch (Brecha or Tajo de Roldán in Spanish). It is a mecca for multi pitch rock climbers, but also makes a great circular walk with an option to climb to the main summit.
WALKING ROUTES ON THE PUIG CAMPANA
There are a two options available to whose who wish to explore the mountain, although route finding is easy the ascent of the highest summit is a challenging walk.
The most direct way is via the Sky Running "Vertical Kilometre" route from just above Font Moli in Finestrat. There is a signpost marking the start of this, and the path is well marked with painted markers (yellow and white). This takes the very steep gully and is not really a pleasant walking option.
(Distance 8kms - 5 miles. Ascent 1100 Metres - 3500 feet)
CIRCUIT AND OPTIONAL ASCENT
A better route is via Col del Pouet on the opposite side of the mountain.There are gradually ascending paths around either side of the mountain that lead to Col Pouet. If heading clockwise the path readhes a good viewpoint on a ridge at El Volador. About 1km past the refugio you will reach Col del Pouet. From just beyond there a now well maintained path leads steeply up to the higher col between to the summits, and then there are easier angled but rocky paths leading to the summit and its impressive views. Return to Col Pouet and complete the traverse of the mountain back to Font Moli in Finestrat.
(Distance of Circuit 12kms - 8 miles. Ascent 600 Metres - 2000 feet)
(Distance of Circuit & Summit 18kms - 8 miles. Ascent 1100 Metres - 3500 feet)
We include this walk on some of our guided walking holidays
Puig Campana Walking Map