Climbing in Spain, Cycling in Spain, Walking holidays in Spain, Finca La Asmoladora
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Finca La Asmoladora
Finca La Asmoladora


Finca La Asmoladora is a magnificent, traditional old country finca in the middle of 14 acres of ancient almond, olive, vine and orange terraces. At the mountain end of the lovely Jalon valley, in Spain's glorious Marina Alta mountainous region, it is a stunning rural property in a spectacular location with panoramic mountain views.

It is close to the unspoiled small pueblo - pop 750 - of Parcent described by Gabriel Miro, one of Spain’s best loved authors, as “Paradise between mountains”. While the finca is a haven of beauty, peace and quiet, it is only 30 minutes from the beaches and coves of the Costa Blanca.

The finca is an ideal place to stay to pursue all mountain related activities.

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Climbing in Spain (the Marina Alta mountains)*


For Climbers, La Asmoladora is located right at the centre of the Costa Blanca climbing area, the largest and most popular climbing area in Spain. The wealth and variety of climbing in the area is truly staggering. Alcalali crag, with its good set of hard routes, is walking distance from La Asmoladora.

During the autumn, winter and spring months, when the weather is cold and unappealing in many parts of the northern hemisphere for climbing, the weather in the Costa Blanca climbing area is perfect for climbers. As a result the area and finca La Asmoladora attract many climbers each year from all over the world. Excellent climbing guides to the area, such as the renowned RockFax Guide, are available.

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Cycling in Spain (the Marina Alta mountains)**


For Cyclists the hills and mountains of the Marina Alta – the area around La Asmoladora -provide exhilarating and challenging cycling in unspoiled areas of outstanding natural beauty. The area has long been used by local, national and international cycling teams for mountain training – the US Postal Team trains in the area regularly.

The spectacular switch-back road from the finca up and over the 2000ft mountain pass Col de Rates, dates back to Roman times. It is frequently used for races and time trials by cyclists. Many cyclists from northern climes escape their uncertain autumn, winter and spring weather and make finca La Asmoladora their base for riding the ways and byways and the mountains and valleys of the Marina Alta.

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Mountain Walking in Spain (Marina Alta mountains)


For Walkers, the rugged mountains of the Costa Blanca offer wonderful walking in a landscape of pinnacled ridges, enormous crags and shady pines - some of the best and most rewarding walking in Spain. The mountains on three sides of La Asmoladora were inhabited by the Moors during their 800 year rule of Spain which ended in 1600. Dating from that period the mountains are criss-crossed by the ancient trails used by the Moors. Long overgrown and unused, these trails have been rediscovered, opened up and restored over recent years. Most are now well “waymarked” and there are excellent walking guides to them available, such as the two volume guide to Costa Blanca mountain walks authored by Bob Stansfield. Each year, many walkers stay at La Asmoladora to walk the paths and trails of the Marina Alta mountains.

Finca La Asmoladora -  pool terrace
Finca La Asmoladora - pool terrace


After a day’s climbing, walking or cycling in the mountains, La Asmoladora is an excellent place to relax in the finca’s stone paved courtyard and walled garden or on the huge pool and barbeque terrace.

Or to wind down with a gentle game of tennis, a quick swim or a gentle stroll on the finca’s paths through its terraces built by the Moors and through its wilderness area with its Roman era ruins.

If you still have energy to spare, you could even rent one of the finca's mountain bikes to explore the lanes and trails of the valley and mountains surrounding the finca.

Finca La Asmoladora -  Parcent & mountain backdrop
Parcent and mountain backdrop

Then, with a few beers or glasses of wine from the excellent local winery and, perhaps, a handful of the finca's almonds, follow the sun setting slowly behind the mountains beyond Parcent and watch as it creates a dramatic, jagged silhouetted backdrop to the pueblo and its pretty floodlit church tower.

After that, if preparing food seems a little too much like hard work, even using the finca's large covered barbeque, there are around ten excellent and modestly priced restaurants within a mile of the finca as well as a wide variety of bars.

And if, sadly, you have work to do, you can connect your computer to the internet free of charge using the finca's broadband WiFi system.

The house icon marks the location of the property***

Situated at the spectacular mountain end of the pretty Jalon valley - 25 minutes from the coast. Close to the pueblo of Parcent famously described as 'paradise between

Finca La Asmoladora

Nearest airports: Alicante and Valencia –
approx 90km.

Nearest motorway: A7 autopista at 10km.

*photo (of Alan James) courtesy of Chris Craggs
**photo courtesy of Richard Johnson
***map courtesy of Holiday Ltd.