CAMINATA NOCTURNA, a guided night walk from Guadalest to Altea, will this year take place under the light of a full moon.
The walk, which takes place on Saturday August 5, is scheduled to coincide, just as it did last year, with a brilliant full moon and is suitable for anyone with a moderate level of fitness.
The 20km slightly downhill route, takes in the wide riverbeds of the Guadalest and Algar Rivers, an unspoiled nature area, where nispero, orange, lemon, avocado and even pomegranate plantations appear as silhouettes between the long areas of jungle-like vegetation.
Every year, there is always a smooth breeze caused by the humidity in riverbeds at night as the walkers head down the valleys to join the coast on the beach at Cap Negret Altea around four hours later
Facilities at the walk, organised by the Valencian Delegation of the Spanish Nordic Walking Federation FENWA, in collaboration with Marco Polo Expediciones, include a reception tent, two all-terrain cars, ambulance and a overall coordinator and Nordic Walking poles are freely available for use by experienced Nordic Walkers.
All participants on the walk, now in it’s tenth year, will be carried by coach from Altea up to the Guadalest dam, where the fitter amongst the walkers will begin their 20 km hike downhill.
The remainder of the walkers will start a little further downstream to begin their 15km descent to the sea below.
This year’s walk will be even more spectacular as the famous Castell de L’olla firework display, the third biggest in Spain, takes place on the same evening, so hikers will be treated to views of the amazing pyrotechnics in the distance as they walk towards the beach.
The minimum age for participants is 12 years of age, with no upper age limit, but everyone must wear good quality walking shoes and carry a head torch.
Costs for subscription before July 26 is 10 euros for residents of L’Alfàs and Altea or FENWA and related Nordic Walking club members and 15 euros for others and non-residents.
After July 27, the cost is 13 euros for residents of L’Alfàs and Altea or FENWA and related Nordic Walking club members and 18 euros for others and non-residents
Included in the cost is coach transport, public liability and accident insurance, the official Nordic Nightwalk T shirt, a drink, some snacks and surprises, however participants are recommended to brings some water and fruit, energy bars and a small elementary first aid kit
Subscription forms and more information can be downloaded from www.nordicwalkingcv.com