The “Puig Campana” is Finestrat’s greatest mountain and a prominent landmark on the Costa Blanca. It provides an excellent location for a broad variety of activities for outdoor enthusiasts due to its heights of 1,410 meters and its location of only 10 kilometres away from the Mediterranean.
The mountain is shrouded in legends, the most famous of which tells the story of the French hero Roldán. It states that Roldán cut the notch in the mountain’s west face, which is also know as “El Portell” or “Tajo de Roldán”, with his sword “Durandarte”. This happened during the final battle against the Moors which took place on “Puig Campana”. The knocked out piece of rock was catapulted into the Mediterranean and is now known as the “Isla de Benidorm”.
The western face of “Puig Campana” is the place to be for climbers. Here they can find a broad variety of classic multi-pitch routes, the most famous of which is “Espolon Central” which meanders up the prominent arête in 14 pitches.
Walkers are attracted by the mountain’s east face where they can reach the summit either by the prominent gully or via the north face of the mountain. From the summit there is a unique view towards the coast and Costa Blanca’s backcountry. But the awesome views are also accessible without getting to the summit by taking routes like the circular route “Volta de Puig Campana – CV 289” which guides the ambitious walker around the “Puig”. Most of the scenic walks start at “Font del Moli” and take, depending on the selected route, between 4 to 8 hours.
Additionally, the mountain is also a destination for cyclists who can find their fun on the variety of single tracks surrounding the “Puig Campana”.