On the peaks of the Montgó: a hiking adventure in Dénia

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On the outskirts of the picturesque town of Dénia lies a hidden gem for all hiking enthusiasts – the majestic Montgó. This mountain not only offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside and the azure Mediterranean, but also the opportunity to embark on a journey through unspoiled nature. Our co-living and co-working space is the perfect starting point for such an adventure, and here’s a guide for anyone who wants to explore the top of the Montgó.

Hiking on the top of the montgo

You see Xabia in the back!

Index

The way to the top
The shorter alternative
What awaits you
Tips for your hike
Conclusion

The way to the top

For those who would like to set off directly from our house, please note: it is quite a way. The route is demanding, but absolutely worthwhile for hiking enthusiasts looking for a good challenge. The path winds its way through dense forests and offers spectacular views along the way that will make you forget all your efforts. You can find this tour on Komot. The estimated time for this tour is about 2,5h one way!

Komot tour to the montfo

Tour on Komot

A shorter alternative

For those who prefer a less strenuous hike, we recommend taking the car to the parking lot of the shooting range. From there, the starting point of the hiking trail is easy to reach and offers a shorter but equally impressive route to the summit of the Montgó. This option is ideal for hikers who want to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views over Denia and the sea without being on the move all day. You can also find this route on Komot.

From the shooting rang to the top of montgo

shorter alternative route

What awaits you

The ascent to the summit of the Montgó is peppered with a variety of natural beauty. From the wild herbs and flowers that bloom along the way to the occasional encounters with the local wildlife, the hike is a feast for the senses. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with one of the most spectacular views in the region. The view stretches far across the land and sea, and on a clear day you can even make out the neighboring islands of Ibiza and Formentera on the horizon.

Tips for your hike

  • Start early: To avoid the midday heat, we recommend starting your hike early in the morning.
  • Carry enough water: Make sure you have enough water with you to stay hydrated.
  • Sturdy shoes: Good footwear is essential as the path can be stony and uneven in places.
  • Don’t forget your camera: The scenery and views are just too beautiful not to capture.
  • Sun protection: The sun is always strong – event in fall.

Conclusion

A hike up the Montgó offers the perfect opportunity to escape the stress of everyday life and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Whether you choose the long route from our house or prefer the shorter route from the parking lot of the shooting range, the adventure that awaits you is incomparable. So pack your hiking boots and get ready to discover Dénia at its best.