Bolulla - Ruta del Agua, The Water Route. Looking for something different to do?  Enjoy the picturesque water route of Bolulla.

This beautiful hidden gem is located inland about half an hour drive from Benidorm, Altea or Calpe.

The Bolulla water route includes beautiful walkways, cascades, and an old mill.

The walk takes about 45 minutes to an hour at a gentle pace, making it suitable for families with children, and ideal for dog walkers, however there are some uneven pathways which are not suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs or anyone with walking difficulties.

Parking can be found at the start of the route (Ruta del Agua de Bolulla 03518 Bolulla, Alicante), indicated by signposts, as soon as you enter Bolulla, take the first road on the right where you will find several parking spaces.  Once parked you will see the river on your left, continue straight on the unpaved road. A few meters ahead you will find a fork with private land on each side, you will then see the sign that indicates the direction of the route.

Bolulla - Ruta del Agua

Continue walking until you see a steep pathway heading upwards, with ropes to help guide you, (These ropes seem to be a new addition) if you are feeling fit take the climb, when you reach the top you will see water coming out of a very small hole which feeds the Font dels Xorros.  This part of the walk is not necessary to enjoy the rest of the route and is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights or has any walking difficulties.

Bolulla - Ruta del Agua

If you continue on the main path (ignoring the rope climb above)  the first cascade you come across is the Font dels Xorros also known as Font de Renyinoyosa , which is particularly spectacular to see straight after any recent rainfall, but even after a dry summer there will still be a waterfall, this is a lovely place to sit and relax, enjoying the sound of the water.

If you visit after a recent rainfall the falls will be a lot heavier.  The photos below were taken late September.

Bolulla - Ruta del Agua

Bolulla - Ruta del Agua

Next to the font you will find an information panel explaining the importance of the place for the inhabitants of the village.

Continue walking and follow a narrow walkway on the left you will come across a waterfall with a pool of crystal clear water where you can go down for a bracing dip.  It is indicated on the signs as assut, which means water dam.

Bolulla - Ruta del Agua

As you continue along the path you will see a small aqueduct that diverts the waters of the Azud to the municipal laundry and the orchards on the other side of the river.

The path then continues along a dirt track where you cross a little stream that sometimes carries a small amount of water, there are strategically placed rocks to help you cross.

From this point on the pathway is quite steep, if you continue you will come to the remains of the old flour mill, which was in operation until the 20th century, the flour mill was used by both the farmers of Bolulla and those of Tárbena, the nearest town.

There is a large pond located just above the mill which always has water.

The route ends here, at the road. From here, turn around and enjoy the same tour in reverse. One of the good things about linear routes is that, even if you pass through the same place, the landscape is different. And in addition, it allows you to enjoy places that you have already gone through from another angle.

Please remember that these places must be respected and preserved.  Do not throw garbage, pick flowers, or dirty the water.

As this is only a short walk, we suggest driving through Taberna and continuing over the mountains and into the Jalon Valley before returning to Benidorm.

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