The Montgo mountain presents the unmistakable back-drop of Javea town and the surrounding area. As you come from the south (from Alicante), or drive through the valley from Gata de Gorgos, the Montgo is recognized as the head of the elephant, with its cave ‘eye’, looking sleepily out to sea, and its trunk resting on the ground with its end sipping the warm seawater on Javea’s beaches.
At the foothills of this mountain, Casa Andromeda is situated, in the quiet residential area of Montgo Toscamar.
From here there are wonderful walks on the mountain to suit any level of fitness. You can either walk from the villa itself, or avoid walking along the road by driving the 3-4 minutes to where the paved path, at the start of the walk, leads you straight up the mountain on the west side. A short 10-15 minute walk up this paved road-sized path (no car access) to just beyond the firewater-reservoir, will provide lovely views and plenty of perfect picnic spots. A good 30-40 minute march to the first view to the northern sea front offers stunning panoramic views of Denia and far beyond. For our favourite Christmas picnic spot, see blog.
For those who want a whole day’s trek, a walk across the ‘back-bone of the elephant’ will take you all the way back to Javea on ‘the trunk’, although the climb down at that end is not for the faint hearted. The alternative is to drive to the car park at the base and scramble /climb up at the Javea town / coast end and walk west-wards, or in-land, down towards Jesus Pobre.
The flora of the mountain, a protected natural park, is beautiful and varied, especially in spring time. For more information, please contact us.