Manuel Villar has highlighted that “on this occasion and to end the year we have programmed two trails to see emblematic enclaves of our city, closely linked to Alicante’s maritime history, such as the island of Tabarca and Cabo de las Huertas. Both are home to great environmental wealth and unique landscapes ”.
“We are going to continue programming new outings organized to promote some of the most unique enclaves of Alicante within the Network of Urban Trails, on occasions little known to Alicante to those that we invite to participate because they will discover surprising spaces ”has meant the Councilor for the Environment.
Visit to Tabarca
On Sunday, November 7, the meeting point and start of the activity of the environmental itinerary around the island of Tabarca will be at 12:00 hours in the audiovisual room of the Nueva Tabarca Museum. This space has backlit graphical documentation that shows through old photographs, the people, landscapes and customs of Tabarca, where an audiovisual will be broadcast with a theme based on the relationships of the human being with the sea throughout history, using this as a paradigm of the same small island space.
From here an environmental itinerary will start with a circular route along the nature trail which, among other interesting references, includes the Torre de San José, the farmhouse, the Lighthouse, the northern profile of the Island and ‘la Mina’, a tiny beach behind the marina. Depending on time availability, the tour will continue along the Nueva Tabarca monumental path, through the inhabited nucleus of the Island, accessing through the Puerta de San Rafael, also named Puerta de Levante, which is currently the main entrance to the walled citadel. concluding the itinerary around 2:30 p.m.
Discover the Cabo de las Huertas
The environmental itinerary through Cabo de las Huertas It will take place on Sunday, November 21 and will depart from La Albufereta beach at 10:00 am. People who sign up will have to choose between two tours or groups. The first group will carry out a complete linear route of 4.5 km one way, to which another 4.5 km must be added on their own, adding a total of approximately 9 km.
The itinerary begins at the beach of La Albufereta, passing through the beach of Almadraba, Cala Judíos, Cala Cantalar, Cala Palmera, to the vicinity of the Cabo de la Huerta Lighthouse and back. If you don’t want to go back on foot, is the alternative of public transport closer to the lighthouse area.
The second group will make a circular route of approximately 5.5 km that is 3 km to the upper area of the Cala Cantalar natural area, to which must be added 2.5 km back to the starting point. Cabo de la Huerta has a micro flora reserve in Cala Cantalar and is part of the Places of Community Importance (SCI) of the Valencian Community, proposed in the Natura 2000 Network (European Union), protecting the oceanic Posidonia meadows and rocky bottoms of great environmental quality. The second route crosses this natural space to return along Avenida Costa Blanca. There is also the possibility of alternative transportation if you do not want to return to the starting point.
In the period in which the itineraries are carried out, the attractive that you can see coastal or sea birds that leave us images such as the great cormorant drying its wings after diving in search of prey, or the Audouin’s gull endemic to the Mediterranean basin, as well as other birds linked to water such as the little egret or the whiting curlew with its long beak bent.
The itineraries will be led by two environmental guide-educators, which will allow to establish two groups per itinerary. The limit of places for each itinerary is 50 people. COVID-19 preventive measures will be taken at all times, with the use of a mask being mandatory.
Registration is free. Transportation to the meeting point or start of each itinerary is outside the organization and the cost of the boat trip to the Island of Tabarca is borne by each registered person.
It is necessary to request pre-registration in the programmed itineraries. The accepted requests will be confirmed by the same means in which they were made, that is, by telephone at the number 965960034 (Monday to Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) or in the following email: ceam.benacantil @ alicante.es
For the November 7 itinerary around the Island of Tabarca, the registration period begins at 10:00 am on October 25 until 2:00 pm on November 4. For the itinerary of November 21 through Cabo de la Huerta, the registration period begins at 10:00 am on November 8 until 2:00 pm on November 18.
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