Hiking Forat de Bernia
This time we are going to Forat de Bernia, the magnificent hiking trail around the Serra de Bernia. Undoubtedly, it is the most complete and has the best view of the geography of Alicante. Tunnels allow you to cross mountains, especially in the Sierra de Bernia, which extends for 11 kilometers west to east, perpendicularly to the Mediterranean coast.
With this tour, we will explore the El Forat tunnel, a natural tunnel that crosses the mountains; the Fort de Bèrnia, a jewel of our cultural heritage that dates back to the 16th century, as well as the impressive panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the nearby Mediterranean Sea. The combination of all of these factors, along with an affordable difficulty level, makes this excursion an essential one in our area.
History: fort Bernia was built during the reign of Philip II of Spain to suppress the Moorish uprisings, which were commonplace in these mountains, but when the Moors left, fort Bérina was abandoned.
On this same route, very close to El Forat de Bernia, you can see some small cave paintings or visit the castle of Bernia (its remains), also called Fort of Bernia (Fort de Bèrnia), which is located between the cliffs and at the foot of the ridges of the Sierra de Bernia. You definitely can’t miss it !
The route begins, at a cross point on the route CV-749.
Level of difficulty: Medium (Recommend for sportive people with hiking experience)
Distance: 12 km
Elevation + 702 meters
Total approximate time: 4h 30 ‘
Moving time: 3 hours
Do not leave garbage in the mountains
This would be the map of the route we are going to make.
You must wear appropriated shoes (Best, If you have hiking shoe otherwise sport shoes)
Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat
Water (very important)
Food and drinks
Super important, carry an unused garbage bag. Before leaving the cave, please clean it, we will collect our own garbage or others if we find it, to help to maintain the nature clean
10% Discount with the code: “VLE” (add the code at the end of the purchase)