LA PASARELA DE RELLEU; a dizzying route

La Pasarela de Relleu includes a pedestrian bridge over the dam. The walking route consists of wooden planks that hang cantilevered over the wall of the gorge. The total walk has a distance of approximately 850 meters (round trip) from the wooden reception cabin. The entire complex defies the void from a maximum height of 60 meters until it gradually approaches only 20 meters from the riverbed. Strangely enough, it is more exciting at a height of 20 meters than from 60 meters. For the real daredevils, there has recently also been installed a viewpoint with a glass floor; we skipped this one!

Great historical value

Discover the Relleu Reservoir, a 17th century construction in a beautiful setting rarely found by visitors until now. The attraction includes a lime kiln, streams, irrigation ditches and even old irrigation ponds.

The footbridge is halfway along the route. This can only be reached on foot. La Pasarela de Relleu is one of the best preserved treasures of the city, a unique construction located in a beautiful natural environment of great beauty, and of ecological value is the 17th century reservoir. Part of the route follows an old bridleway that has been restored from oblivion: the Camí de les Ripalmes or Camí del Fasamais. This pasarela is Alicante’s answer to Malaga’s Caminito del Rey.

Opening hours

The opening and closing times of the walkway are as follows: Monday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm (last entrance at 4.30pm). These times may vary slightly depending on the time of year and/or holidays. Only 20 people are allowed per time slot. So it is never too busy, and advance reservations are a must. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water, especially in the summer it can get very hot here. Oh, and this hike is not for those afraid of heights.

If you are staying nearby, come to Finca Orxeta; a wonderful place to come home to after an exciting walk.

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