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Orange Blossom Route

Orange Blossom Route

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Route Info.
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 9.2 km
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours and 30 min.

 

This route begins just ahead of the TV mast, before the end of  the R-1. It's the trail on the left that heads north-east. It's a small trail with some difficult sections near the beginning, in the form of steep slopes on a path that's been heavily eroded by storm water flow. However, these inclines are only found at the beginning of the trail.

If you are an ATB enthusiast, this section is highly technical. If you are not an experienced rider then it is best to dismount and walk the bike up. The remainder of the trail is a slow downhill run between brush and old animal pens which exemplify the construction techniques of the past.

While on this trail you will pass through small pine woods and shady corridors of kermes oak trees. Near the end you will be coasting through mainly almond orchards which, when in bloom (end of January, beginning of February), offer a spectacular sight.

The trail ends at the Cabanes road, about 3 km from the path to the TV mast and where the trail links up with the RAL-4. At this point in the trail, it's time to call your loved ones to pick you up or instead you can return on foot, albeit cautiously, as you may encounter vehicles on the old Cabanes road. No matter what you decide, you will need to turn right. After about 1.5 km, turn right once more, this time onto another trail that runs through crop land and among some houses, until you get to the AP-7 motorway. The trail runs parallel to the AP-7 until you can cross the motorway by way of an underpass after nearly two kilometres. After about 500 m you will pass under the N-340 dual carriageway before arriving atAvenida Benicàssim. Turn left here and after a few metres you will arrive at the roundabout located at the Civil Guard Barracks, the starting point for the R-1.

 

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