ALBIR LIGHTHOUSE, A ROUTE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
If you are on holiday in Benidorm and you want to do something different, go to the nature, breathe fresh air, this route is perfect to change a bit the beach holidays.
This is a very simple route, located in Sierra Helada, but it is so gentle that you can do it even with the little ones or with your pets, on foot or by bike.
Where does the route start?
The route starts at the access point by l'Albir, where there is a large car park, if you want to see how to get there from Benidorm visit this link: see map, where there is an information booth and next to which we will find an information panel about the route and the rules of the park.
Here we can see that there are two routes, the red route, which is the route to the Lighthouse of L'Albir and the yellow route which we can take to go to the Alto del Governador, which is the highest point of Sierra Helada (438 metres). Actually, on this sign the routes are wrong, as route 2 is the red route to the L'Albir lighthouse and route 1 is the yellow route that goes to L'Alt del Governador.
The turn-off is a little further on, marked by signs indicating the direction we want to take. You can also reach the Cala del Metge or Morro del Metge cove or the Amerador cove and cliffs.
We decided to make it a lighter day and we decided to do the route number 2, the lighthouse route and we really loved it because it is very easy to do and very bearable, the whole road is asphalted, and there are several viewpoints from which you can take some incredible photos. I took this picture from the second viewpoint, from here we can see Sierra Bernia and Peñon de Ifach, in Calpe.
There are also several information panels along the route so that you don't lose track of what you are visiting.
Another characteristic feature is the tunnel you have to go through after the second viewpoint.
After this we will walk along the mountain until we reach the lighthouse, just before arriving here there is another viewpoint, you have to climb a little, but it is worth it.
And finally after 2.5 km we reach the lighthouse, a 19th century building that has been converted into an Interpretation Centre. The lighthouse was built next to Torre Bombarda, a 16th century watchtower and sentry tower located at the northern end of the Sierra Helada, on a cliff. It is 111 metres above sea level.
If you want to know the opening hours of the lighthouse you can see it here, Albir lighthouse opening hours. The day we went there we arrived late and could not see the photo exhibition, so we will have to come back.
Este es el video de nuestra mañana en el Faro del Albir