Activities in the natural environment->Walking trails->San Cristobal
San Cristobal


The itinerary begins in the Pinar de Bonanza Recreational Area, where we will head east along a descending asphalt road until we find the track that will lead us to the Ruins of the Casa del Guarda under a pleasant pine forest. From this point we will begin the ascent to the delicate pass of the Holes, where we must exercise extreme caution, after which we will go to a fork located in the Solana del Coto, where we will take the path that we will find on the left hand side, which will take us to the Naveta to finally access the Bancalico de Diego.

From the Bancalico de Diego we will have access to the Peña de Orihuela, which with its 634 meters above sea level is the highest point in the Sierra, a location that is worth visiting because it has some of the best views of the Vega Baja.

The descent will have an area in which the use of hands will be necessary to progress, once we reach Los Bancos Gordos it will be the moment in which we will go to a section in which the DANAS will show us their destructive power, especially at the overcome the Ruins of San Cristóbal, after this moment, only a few zigzags await us until we reach the start and end point of the itinerary while we observe the imposing walls of our steep orography.


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* The coding used for the evaluation table of the difficulty in the route is the following:

Severity of the natural environment.

  1. The medium is not without risks.
  2. There is more than one risk factor.
  3. There are several risk factors.ç
  4. There are quite a few risk factors.
  5. There are many risk factors.

Orientation in the itinerary.

  1. Well defined roads and crossroads.
  2. Paths or signs indicating continuity.
  3. It requires the precise identification of landforms and cardinal points.
  4. It requires off-track navigation.
  5. Navigation interrupted by obstacles to be skirted.

Difficulty in moving.

  1. Running on a smooth surface.
  2. March on bridle paths.
  3. Walk on staggered paths or uneven terrain.
  4. It is necessary to use the hands or jumps to maintain balance.
  5. Requires the use of the hands for progression.

Amount of effort required (calculated according to MIDE criteria for a lightly loaded average hiker).

  1. Up to 1 hour of effective walking.
  2. Between 1 h and 3 h of effective gait.
  3. Between 3 and 6 hours of effective walking.
  4. Between 6 and 10 hours of effective walking.
  5. More than 10 h of effective walking.

Alcalde Vicente Escudero, 2
03300 Orihuela
Contact Numbers
Palacio del Agua: 966 076 100 Extensiones 3400-3401
Oficinas Clequali Orihuela: 687 666 665
CDM Playas de Orihuela: 689 40 48 96 / 603 74 98 26

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