Sierra of Mariola

There are marked paths which lead us to the main patrimonial resources of this sierra, such as the numerous wells of snow. These wells (together with several chapels, farms, snowfields, etc.) have witnessed the ancient tradition of trading with snow. We recommend you the visit to the most important wells of snow in Mariola: Cava de l’habitació (“Room’s Cellar”), Cava Arquejada or Gran (“Curved or Big Cellar”), Caveta del Buitre (“Small Cellar of the Vulture”) and Cava de Don Miguel.The Montcabrer (1389 metres high), the Contador (1232 metres high) and the Alto de Mariola (1158 metres high) are the most remarkable summits.
This sierra has traditionally been known for the abundance of water and the presence of numerous fountains. In fact, here rise many rivers, such as the rivers Vinalopó, Agres, Serpis and Clariano, which flow into the Mediterranean Sea.

The most outstanding feature of Sierra Mariola is the variety and richness of aromatic plants it has, such as thyme, rosemary, savory, horehound, sage, etc. All these plants are used for medicinal purposes. Especially noteworthy is the presence of kermes oaks, pine forests and the most southern yew forest of Europe.

Location

38° 42' 44.1648" N, 0° 34' 9.7176" W

trekking features

  • Length < 7 days
  • Maximum Altitude <2000m
  • Difficulty - Easy

Sierra of Mariola details

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