The area of La Pedrera comprises more than half a million square meters. A little over two kilometres from Bigastro and on the doorstep of the campsite, it contains more than 30,000 trees.

A new walking route to highlight the local area.

Ruta Alquibla aims to highlight the cultural, environmental and services offered by the municipality of Bigastro, showing the visitor and the neighbor the richness of its history, its gastronomy, its commerce and its cultural values throughout its history. 9 kilometers of walking or cycling routes.
In addition, it is integrated into "The Great Costa Blanca Interior Route", thus providing greater wealth to the town of the Vega Baja region. As well as the layout of the South branch of the Camino de Santiago.
The route is divided into three differentiated areas; the area of the mountain in La Pedrera, the urban area and the area of the traditional vegetable garden.

A new walking route has been formed by the local town hall with signposted trails, information boards at each point of interest. The route takes in three areas around our local area ´Zona del monte en La Pedrera´ this is the zone which circles our campsite and offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. It offers the opportunity to see the wildlife and fauna of the area. The second zone Zona del casco urbano where you can learn more about some of the historic sites of the local town Bigastro. The third zone Zona de la huerta tradicional where you can learn about the agricultural of the area and some information about how this area was used in historic times.

More information can be found here http://bigastro.diputacionalicante.es/turismo/ruta-alquibla/

Mountain area in La Pedrera
Period: Prehistory and Ancient Age
Difficulty: Low (but with inclines)
Duration: 2.7km (40 min)
Description of the area:

This part route is the route that circles the campsite and offers great vistas of the vega baja and beyond. We can find along this route a great variety of flora, highlighting the wild carnation, Aleppo pine, thyme, rosemary and black hawthorn; and fauna, which due to the proximity of the march of la pedrera allows the fauna of the area to be of great diversity. The birds have La Loma as hunting territory. Among them are several pairs of kite and magpies, owls, hawks, cogujadas and verdecillos. The bastarda snake and the ocelado lizard are the most significant reptiles. Fox and hares are the most common mammals.
The Loma de Bigastro and the hills are composed almost entirely of sandstone, a type of sedimentary rock as a result of the deposits of marine sands consolidated in the Quaternary period (approximately 2,500 million years ago) and composed mainly of small grains of sand. , being especially good for construction, thus building a quarry, or as they used to call it, a quarry.

Zone of the urban center
Period: Middle Ages and Modern Age
Difficulty: Low
Duration: 2 x 1.4km (35 min)
Description of the area:

During our tour of the urban area we can find two areas; the commercial area, specifically in the street of La Purisima, the main area of the commercial activity of the town, with the layout of the South branch of the Camino de Santiago.
Historically, Bigastro has been a place of passage for travelers, because of the creation of the municipality in the eighteenth century as lordship of the Chapter of the Cathedral of Orihuela, has its foundation in being a passage between the city of Orihuela and the fishing village of Torrevieja .
And the gastronomic & leisure activity, where we can find a great variety of bars and restaurants in which the visitor will be able to taste the typical gastronomy of the area.
Taking a tour of our history, which has is roots as a result of the direct route of the Via Augusta between Elche and Cartagena, Bigastro was a resting place for lords and warriors, where archaeological pieces dating from the Roman Empire have been found.

Passing through the Francisco Grau Municipal Auditorium, during the first half of the 20th century it was the municipal laundry.

The parish house, formerly the granary of the manor house (place where the cereal would be stored once the harvest is finished).

And passing through protagonist scenes of the Carlist Wars and War of Succession.

Zone of traditional agriculture
Period: 18th century
Difficulty: Low
Duration: 3.5km (45 min)
Description of the area:
In the area of ​​agriculture we find three differentiated areas:
• Ecological gardens with tool sheds, a place where we can appreciate different stages of the orchard, a way of knowing the agricultural culture that characterizes us.
• Tasting area, where the visitor can taste typical products from the traditional Bigastro garden.
• Pergola and viewpoint, where you can enjoy a privileged panoramic view of the extensive orchard and the towns near the municipality of Bigastro.
The traditional agriculture is one of the main attractions offered by our environment. We enter our route to the orchards in the eighteenth century, through the hydraulic flour mill built in 1770 which worked until the first half of the twentieth century, a village entirely dedicated to agriculture was to grind its cereal in that mill.

In times of war, the roads of the orchard served as a step for the black market, in charge of introducing into the municipality, through unaccustomed roads, the basic foods required by its inhabitants, thus avoiding taxes.
In short, a beautiful route that will introduce you to the history with flat routes to enjoy with the family.

La Pedrera

The area of La Pedrera comprises more than half a million square meters. A little over two kilometres from Bigastro and on the doorstep of the campsite, it contains more than 30,000 trees.

In the very heart of the Vega Baja, La Pedrera towers over the highest cliffs of the Gorge of Umbria. From this formidable lookout you can see the most beautiful views of the deep and wide Segura valley, stretching from your feet to the sea in a landscape always surprised by the light and the green of the fruit trees.

But La Pedrera is not only a place of exceptional beauty. In recent years, thanks to the continued interest and effort of Bigastro Town Hall, it has become one of the most unique leisure areas in the province of Alicante and a must for those who love nature and want to be fully integrated into it.

It is also an alternative tourist attraction between the mountains and the beach. The response from the vegetable garden to the call of leisure. The answer from the interior to the coast. A wink of self-sufficiency at the sea with the claim included: "Before, turn right and find the kitchen garden in a pure state". The words are not heard, but the message is sensed.

Nature in a pure state. To be guided by the transparency of the air, the nakedness of the land and cleanliness of the silence. Staying in a log cabin or a Barraca Valenciana. Our under your own roof in a tent, caravan or motorhome.

Accompanied by a backpack on a solitary adventure trekking between orange and almond trees. Comforted by good food from a cuisine that combines Mediterranean diet with the products of the fertile garden.

All, naturally, in the uninhibited and friendly atmosphere of the mountains, while we touched by hand the cup of the lemon trees or enchanted before the high of a hare unmasked in the shelter of their freedom.