Denia Mount Montgó Natural Park
753 m. above the sea level
Montgó Natural Park has a surface area of 2117 hectares and is comprised between Dénia and Xàbia
Mount Montgó Natural Park was officially declared as such in 1987
The Natural Park rises 753 metres above sea level and shelters over 650 vegetable species. Amongst these we must point out the kermes oak, the red lavender, maritime fennel, rockrose species, the Valencia rock violet, the rock scabious, the black sabine or the palmetto.
As far as fauna is concerned, you can watch birds as the yellow legged seagull or the Audouin seagull, several crows, ravens and birds of prey (the partridge eagle, a couple of royal owls, common kestrel ad the pilgrim falcon), reptiles, amphibians and mammals such as the fox, rabbit, badger, genet, etc.
Wear comfortable footwear suitable for hiking, since the terrain is rocky.
Carry lots of water, since there are no fountains. We recommend 1.5 litres per person.
Protect yourself from sunshine with a cap, sunglasses and sunscreen. Shade is scarce in the majority of the routes.
The routes in Montgó have different difficulty levels: select the appropriate itinerary for your physical conditions, based on available time, distance, level difference, etc.
In the linear routes, the distance and estimated time are ONLY ONE-WAY. If we return to the starting point, the distance is double and likewise, the duration. We can then properly estimate the time required to hike the route and the return.
Route 5 and 6 have the highest difficulty level since they are the longest routes with the biggest level differences. They are solely recommended for persons accustomed to mountain hikes.
Avoid the ascent of Montgó when there is risk of storm, fog or extreme temperatures. There are no refuge locations.
Updated Information and Expert Route Advice: Parque Natural Montgó (Tel. 966423205)
Camí de Sant Joan, s/n. Finca del Bosc de Diana.
Tel. 96 646 71 55 // 679196461.
Fax: 96 646 71 60