Sunday, 26 May 2013
Guided walk to Benitzaina
led by local Xàbia archaeologists Joaquim Bolufer
and Josep Castelló
Departure: 09:30 from Las Ramblars landfill station
AMUX offers a guided walk to the18th century fortified house of Benitzaina, situated in the area near the river Gorgos and at the municipal limits of Xàbia, Dénia and Gata, to which the house has given its name. Here you can still enjoy beautiful views over an agricultural landscape with vineyards and “Riuraus” - buildings especially erected for raisin production.
The walk starts on a dirt road along the banks of the river, which it crosses a little later, and gently climbs the Camí de Benitzaina to the house and chapel of the same name. Here we will stop for refreshments.
After the break, we will continue with a short ascent, turning off to look at a ‘Corral’ or animal pens. From there the path leads downstream and downhill to a ‘casa del campo’ or country house with an unusual raisin drying place made of stone walls. We continue along the banks of the river back to the point of departure.
Departure is from the Ramblars landfill station at 09:30 Approaching from Xàbia on the Gata road, turn left into a small lane signposted ‘Ramblars’, about 300 metres past the petrol station Petronor. Continue a short distance along the lane until the control house, where you can leave your car.
The route includes a short but gentle climb and an even more gentle descent.
The road is stony in places
Distance: 4.5 km. Duration: 3 hours
We leave at 9.30 am and the excursion is calculated to last no more than three hours.
Please bring lunch and water and wear suitable clothing and footwear. Don’t forget your hat!
More information on Benitzaina, click on this link:
Friday 28 June: Next AMUX event for your diary:
“Sopar de Cabasset” in the Riurau d'Arnauda in the Parque Montaner in Xàbia Pueblo. More details to follow.