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“Glorious views around the bay at Altea” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parque Natural de la Sierra Helada

Parque Natural de la Sierra Helada
El Albir, L'Alfas del Pi, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in El Albir
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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“Glorious views around the bay at Altea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a lovely walk either from the car park at the Parque Natural or from Albir if you're feeling energetic. The views are amazing both of the bay and the mountains. Although we've stayed in Albir a number of times this was our first excursion to the lighthouse and it was well worth it.

Visited October 2013
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Heusden, The Netherlands
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“Fantastic walk with great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The changing views from every corner of the mountain and the beautiful view to Albir the Altea mountains and calpe with his yellow rock

Visited October 2013
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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“stunning views - worth the effort!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

excellent walks - moderate to difficult - you'll need good hiking footwear and plenty of water - there's little or no cover once yuo're on the top, so protect your skin and your head! You'll need a good head for heights too.

Visited October 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Exercise and relaxation at the same time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

On the last day of a holiday, we took a walk from Albir through the Sierra Helada National Park to the Faro Lighthouse. Looking at it from a distance and as a mature couple, we thought it was going to be an arduous climb across rough terrain, but it was none of that. It was a wide tarmac footpath (in far better condition than most pavements in fact) which although ascended to a high position, was a gentle slop thought, with brilliant views of the blue Mediterranean as well as the towns of Albir and Altea and even further afield to Calp and the spectacular rocky promontory of the Penyal D'Ifach. The temperature that day in the shade was in the mid thirties, but as this was not in the shade you can imagine how warm it was, but despite this, we found the steady walk not at all taxing and more of a relaxation viewing the exceptional scenery on the way to a fully refurbished lighthouse in a prominent hilltop position.

Visited September 2013
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“Nice walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Lighthouse walk well worth the effort. It takes about thirty minutes and takes through some very scenic areas

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