Oria Hike - Not over the mountain

Suggested walk / hike in Oria.

This particular walk didn't go to plan. The mountain range can be seen from my home, and I wanted to stand at the top and look over at the views. The trails I thought we could walk up, were either clearly marked as private property, or had chains across them. So, my friend and I had to adapt on our recce. We decided to walk around the bottom perimeter to the last path we could take, and thankfully it was OK, and we didn't have to turn back as feared. The path took us between the two mountain peaks, as we were able to make it back to the start.  

Walk name - Not over the mountain....but between 

Mileage - 11 km / 7 miles
Time - approx 2.5 hours
Elevation gain - 162m / 531ft
Elevation loss - 162m / 531ft
Elevation max - 992m / 3,255ft
Elevation min - 873m / 2,864ft

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  • Park at Bar El Frax and walk down the road (Oria will be behind you)
  • Take the first road on your right
  • Follow the road all the way down to El Marchal
  • At the yellow post box take the left fork
  • Go past the bus stop, taking the right route
  • Continue until the rambla
  • On the rambla turn right
  • Follow the rambla for approx half a mile until you come to almost a 4 point cross road with two buildings in front of you, one either side
  • Take the left track
  • Keep on the track for 1/4 of a mile, and you'll see a building on your right, pass it
  • Shortly after passing it, take the left track
  • Follow this past a building which is on your right
  • Keep on it, past the water deposit area which is on your left (and a lonesome tree)
  • At the T-junction, take the left path
  • Follow for about half a mile (will seem longer!) - you will see a pine tree forest in the distance to your right
  • You will see two left tracks close together, take the first one that goes down
  • Continue for a mile, then take the left fork
  • At the bottom of the next junction point, turn right 
  • Very soon after, turn left
  • You will find yourself walking between two mountain peaks
  • Continue on the path, you need to take the left path at the postboxes
  • Continue past farm buildings and outhouses until you come across a white building with black gates and a pool
  • With the house on your right, follow the path down to the rambla 
  • Turn right onto the rambla and follow it for a 1/4 of a mile
  • At the second steep incline on your left, go up
  • Continue to follow it down through a tree covered area.
  • Follow the path up to your left (keep the wall on your right)
  • Continue to the water deposit in front of a building, take the right path BEFORE the water deposit
  • Follow it to the buildings and take a left
  • Continue on this road until Casita Indalo, on the road you started on
  • Take a left and walk up until you are back at Bar El Frax

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