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Ruta de la Calera (SL-CV 76)

This tour begins at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Carmen, surrounded by the place where the old farmhouse of Benisamaio, original core Cañada, was located. The road runs through Mount Sanmayor, passing through La Creueta. Walking towards the west, you reach l’Altet de les Salves, where, according to tradition, the walkers prayed a salve to their patron saint, the Virgin of Grace invoking her protection when she saw the Castle of Biar in the existing mound of stones.
When crossing the Marqués’ terraces, we can see the remains of the retaining walls made of masonry and with the traditional technique of dry stone. After passing the Portixol (or the Calera) and crossing the Camí de Rafael el Xato and reaching the Racó de Bellod, the walker goes up to the Cabeço de la Mina, an old silver mine from the 16th and 17th centuries. From this point you can enjoy magnificent views to finally reach the Shrine of Our Lady of Carmen.

Points of interest: Ermita del Carmen, La Creueta, Altet de les Salves, Micro flora reserve (Casa Refugio), place of Calera.

Route: 7.50 kilometers. Maximum duration of
the entire route: 180 minutes.

Difficulty: Low.