Mar 10 2017

Stage 1: Alicante to Orito 23.9km

Leaving from the Basilica de Santa Maria, following the well marked path out of town, we walked through scenery reminiscent of a Wild West set, and a mountain biker’s playground. We climbed 400m to Saint Pascual’s cave and chapel – the cut flowers in that place were amazing! Then a steep decent over rocks, picking out the path, down to Orito and a bar, situated close to the Santuario and albergue where we were warmly welcomed by the Franciscan brothers. One of the albergues that are open along this route in February.