Puig Campana, Finestrat

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Puig Campana (Valencian pronunciation: [ˈputʃ kamˈpana], literally translated in English as Bell Peak) is a mountain forming part of the Prebaetic System in the southeast of Spain. With an altitude of 1,406 metres (4,613 ft), it is the second-highest peak in the province of Alicante. Puig Campana is located in the municipality of Finestrat only 10 km (6 mi) from the Mediterranean coast.

From the base of the mountain it may seem that there is only one peak, but in fact there are two, the taller of which is not easily visible from the base of the mountain. The western of the two peaks has a pronounced crack or notch, historically this feature has been known colloquially as the El Portell (The Gate) although in recent times it has come to be known by a number of other names such as Roldan's Notch (Brecha or Tajo de Roldán in Spanish).

A large part of the vegetation on the north eastern side of the mountain was burnt by a wildfire in 2009. The fire started on 24 January of that year when a high voltage electricity pylon was blown over by a strong wind. Some 1,000 hectares were reduced to ashes and around 15,000 people were evacuated from 25 urbanizations. The best method for the reforestation of the mountain is currently being studied. Although five years after the disaster the area is still in a state of complete abandon.
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  • Hiking for everybody who’s physically in normal condition. We chose circular trial clockwise. It took us less than 7 hours in total, easy going. It’s very nice trial with plenty of beautiful...  more »
  • Beautiful Mountain with climbing possibilities. Breathtaking views down to the Sea and the Costa Blanca coastline.  more »
  • Great food and great service loved the place my lady and I watched the sea and people go by we had special menu which includes a bottle of wine had a great time
  • Usually straight up the middle- the vertical as ent!!- not vertical really, just a lot of scree, keep to right & when near top of path keep to left to get to level ground . Directions here for summit & other paths over the other side .

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