Posted by: lasterrazasapartment | August 28, 2011

From Calblanque to Cala Reona

Calblanque is one of the few areas of the Murcia coast still retains almost all its natural beauty intact. A piece of untouched coastline with arid hills, fossil dunes, long goldenbeaches and deep blue seas, declared a Regional Park in 1987.

The circular route leads from the Playa de Las Cañas, near the car park to the nearby Cala Reona, bordering the Salinas tracks and trails and cliffs of Rasall the hill Atalayon.

Duration: One hour and a half.

Length: 14.8 miles.

Difficulty:
Medium. Before reaching Cala Reona the trail crosses an area of ​​cliffs and old mine shafts in which we must exercise extreme caution. If you are cycling, it is necessary to dismount and push for 500 meters.

Route description:
0.0 – Parking Calblanque Regional Park. It takes a little marked path that appears in the far east (left if facing the sea) of the esplanade.
0.2 – led to a dirt road at the bottom of the ravine. We followed the right.
2.5 – We leave to the right a road to the beach. From here you can see the salt flats.
4.2 – At the top the hill you have an unbeatable panoramic Calblanque.
4.6 – Just the way and start a well marked trail that will encircle the hill Atalayon.
Cross ancient mines, which still see part of the facilities, and large accumulations of slag and yellow ocher. Attention to the wells.
5.2 – The path narrows to save the cliffs. Caution. Dismount the bike.
6.6 – After a sharp decline in Cala Reona appears. In summer a snack bar is open where they serve meals and snacks. Continue on the asphalt road to the highway to La Manga.
7.7 – Cross, and railcar. We take the service road to the left.
11.4 – Cross and entry Calblanque. Turn left onto dirt road.
14.8 – Parking and end of the road

Recommendation: Do not approach the mouth of the mine shafts. Circular dismounted and cautiously down the path that precedes Cala Reona. The salt of Rasall are breeding area for birds, try not to disturb them.

Places of interest: Jordana Cobaticas. The two main towns of the area show a typical example of Mediterranean cubic house, white on the outside, cool inside, built making maximum use of land resources.
In Covaticas, 30 years ago, lived 40 families of cattle, esparto grass and wood.

Calblanque a great diversity of natural environments: limestone massifs to the north, schist slate on the south, sandy strip of golden exceptional; fossil dunes of great interest. The vegetation, more African than European, is perfectly adapted to the arid conditions of the region: fig, carob, palm trees, agaves, Aleppo pine, drainers, gorse, palm and some samples of juniper default.

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