It’s not just beaches and blue seas that attract people to Javea.
These walking trails range from a 45 mins round the Cala Barraca beach to a 7 hour hike up 753m to the peak of the Montgó. You can find information about these hiking trails in Javea below + two bonus Javea walks we felt couldn’t be missed out.
1. Javea port to Montgó – 6 hours 45 mins
Hiking the Montgó mountain is a clear goal for anyone living in Javea.
The official route starts in the Port of Javea, taking you up to the San Antonio Headland and over to near Denia to visit the Cova Tallada sea cave. If you just want to climb the Montgó you can skip this detour and head straight to the mountain for a 3-4 hour hike.
You can find a full information pack from Javea’s tourism body in English here: PRCV255.
2. Granadella – 4 hours 30 mins
Granadella is regularly voted as one of Spain’s top 10 most beautiful beaches.
In this circular hiking trail in Javea, you can soak up sweeping views over the dramatic Granadella natural park, the blue Mediterranean Sea, as well as a ruined stone fortress and finishing back at the Granadella beach itself.
There are two diversions which slash the hiking time to 30 and 40 mins respectively.
You can find a full information pack from Javea’s tourism body in English here: PRCV354.
3. Cala Barraca – 45 mins
This short hike in Javea takes you down from a parking spot at the Creu de Portitxol, down woodland and onto the Cala Barraca beach.
The route is easy walking with stunning views, though there are roots and stones in places.
You can find a full information pack from Javea’s tourism body in English here: SLCV97.
4. Cap Prim – 1 hour
The hiking trail to Cap Prim is one of the shortest walks, but with the most rewarding views.
Cap Prim means ‘thin headland’ and on this Javea hiking trail you get panoramic views of both Portitxol island to the south and the bay of Javea and Cabo de San Antonio to the north.
If it’s a nice day you can cut the hike short but taking a left half-way and heading down to the Cala Sardinera beach.
You can find a full information pack from Javea’s tourism body in English here: SLCV98.
5. Ermita Santa Llúcia – 1 hour
The hiking trail to the Santa Lucía hermitage is only one hour from Javea old town. It’s the most popular hike by far on weekends and days off, with many dog walkers and families and even yoga practitioners sometimes at the top.
Though the hike is short, the climb up the south face is rocky and steep. There’s an easier route with a wooden handrail you can reach by following a fork right instead of left at the bottom of the hill.
You can find a full information pack from Javea’s tourism body in English here: SLCV99.
6. Els Molins – 1 hour
This hike in Javea is a short and stunning walk, which takes you from the Port of Javea up to the row of windmills up on Las Planas.
You need to find the Carrer dels Puig Molins (literally ‘Climb Windmills Road’) which is just off the Avinguda del Port. You can then continue to the top of this road, walk between a water tank and a chalet, and you’re up at a viewpoint next to a windmill.
You can find a hiking guide under CROSSROAD MOLINS in this information pack from Javea’s tourism body in English here: PRCV255.
7. Cala Tangó & Coves Santes – 1-2 hours
A second variation on the official Javea Port to Montgó hiking trail takes you to Cala Tangó.
This small, stunning cove is a popular place to cliff jumping off a 17m-high rock platform. Reaching Cala Tangó from the start of the hiking trail at the Dique Levante harbour wall is just a 20-minute walk.
Instead of heading down to Cala Tangó, you can continue walking towards the famous Coves Santes. These caves were inhabited by Christian hermits in the 14th century. You have to cross a steep ravine at one point, where a rope and metal support have been installed. There is a steep drop to one side so experience and fitness are a must.
You can find a hiking guide under CROSSROAD CALA TANGO in this information pack from Javea’s tourism body in English here: PRCV255. If you want to reach the Coves Santes you can follow this rough route on Wikiloc.