We awoke this morning to blue skies, sunshine and temperatures not far off those of a Northern Irish Summer on a good day! Grand job! Shorts and t-shirts were donned and off we set to explore the walking trails on offer within the Serra Gelada range. Strolling along the promenade at Albir brought us to the Natural Park and an easy path up to the lighthouse – only a 4km roundtrip from the anchor sculpture in Albir but steep in places and with a few offshoots that can be done as added extras, it’s a very pleasant walk up on to the headland with stunning views from the top. We checked -out other walking opportunities whilst we were here, with a view to doing a tad more in the way of exercise in the days to come!
I must confess to having a bit of a soft spot for Albir and Altea having been here a few years ago. It had a good vibe about it then and, thankfully, that remains to be the case. Yes, it has an ex-pat community of Brits, Dutch and, surprisingly, Norwegians but it remains relatively unspoilt and has a good range of reasonably priced bars and restaurants which DON’T serve Tetley’s OR stay open til 4am!