Cherry Blossom Walking Festival – WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL 2020

Join us for another of our popular walking festivals, hopefully with the sun shining and the Cherry trees full of blossom in the beautiful Area around Benimaurell.  Choose from one of five walks ranging from easy to strenuous, please take note of the starting point and time for each walk which may differ.

Any general queries about this event contact David Brain 965920432 or 00447921010142, but  preferably by Email braindave@ymail.com.

For question about individual walks contact the walk leader, telephone numbers are on the walk description.

Start points for walks and lunch location:-

Benimaurell. 38.773696,-0.127234 .

On entering village take first right (Blue P sign) and follow road around edge of village in the direction of Alahuar Hotel. Large car park (The only one in the village) on right just before Bar Oasis is the start point for walks 3, 4

To get to Alahuar Hotel continue past the car park and Bar Oasis and turn right. Follow the hill up to the Hotel. There is parking at the hotel. This will be the start point for walks 1, 2 and 5.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of a walk to sign in, as all walks will need to start promptly, on time, to get back to the Alahuar Hotel for lunch which starts at 1.45 pm.

  1. Easy.   Leaders Martin Connelly and Christine Braid Tel 669343613

Start 11am from Alahuar Hotel car park.

Full details of this walk will be available shortly.

  1. Moderate.    Leader Martin Dunkley Tel 00447412241486

Caballo Verde Ridge. Start 10am from Alahuar Hotel car park

8km, 300m ascent, 3 1/2 hours, M/B

We ascend to the ridge and then enjoy beautiful views walking along the ridge (east to west) and back to the village and hotel for lunch. Taken at moderate pace.

  1. Moderate Strenuous.(Easier pace) leaders John and Clodagh Mail Tel 620865267

Fleix circular. Start 9.30am bar Oasis car park

9 km, 600m ascent, 4 hours, MS/B

A spectacular descent into the Val Laguar followed by 2km of river bed stone hopping before a steady ascent back to the rim of the valley. The ascent path is a little exposed in parts and needs care and concentration. Pace will be gentle with photo stops.

  1. Moderate strenuous. (Faster pace) Leader Angie Elliot Tel 646930990

Caballo Verde Ridge.Start 9.30am from Car Park next to Bar Oasis

11km 450m ascent, 4 hours MS/B

A circular route to and along the ridge (from west to east) descending under Penyo Roig towards Fleix and back to Benimaurell and hotel for lunch.

  1. Strenuous. Leader Ralph Phipps Tel 00447927621421

Barranco Racons & Caballo Verde Ridge. Start 9.30am from Alahuar Hotel car park.

12.5km, 620m ascent, 4 hours, S/C

Crossing the Barranco del Infierno at its higher end and working around to the end of the Caballo Verde ridge before returning over this and back to Benimaurell and the hotel.

Lunch

Entrantes (Centro Mesa)

Cocas Tradicionales de la Marina Ensalada Crujiente de Ahumados

Plat Principal :

1)Timbal de Cordero con Parmentier Trufado y Setas Salteadas (Lamb)

Or

2) Papillot Crijiente de Merluza con Veloute de Cava y Verduras Salteadas (Fish)

Or

3)Arroz Marinero (Meloso) (Rice dish)

 Postre

4) Fruta de Temporada

Or

5) Brownie de Chocolate con Helado de Vainilla

Price of meal €18 per person which includes 1/2 bottle vine or beer or soft drink.

Please choose your main course and dessert and fill in the form HERE.  If you do not get a receipt of your booking then you are not bookrd in.  Please contact Dave and Theresa using the email and telephone numbers at the top.

All booking for lunch must be received by 1st April 20 but bookings may close earlier if demand is too great!  Book early to avoid disappointment.