If you’re feeling adventurous on holiday, the Sierra Helada Natural Park trail from Benidorm to Albir is amazing. Here’s everything you need to know.
Sierra Helada Natural Park is a mountain and marine conservation area spanning across 13,750 acres in total.
It’s best explored by boat or hiking trails, and is also one of the top adventurous things to do in the Benidorm.
With 300 metre cliffs, and epic views out across the Mediterranean Sea, we spent a whole morning crossing the 8km Sierra Helada Natural Park trail, from Benidorm to Albir.
The starting point is from The Cross Monument looking out over Benidorm town. And the trail takes around 4 hours to cross at a steady pace.
It is a pretty straight forward trail to follow if you stick to the cliff edges. Although we recommend taking a guide as these guys have done the trek hundreds of times.
We used Marco Polo Expeditions and our guide was fantastic!
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Benidorm to Albir Trek Entrance Fee
You can do this trek on your own for free but we would recommend booking a guided tour.
Benidorm To Albir Trek Opening Times
Open all day, every day.
Best Time To Visit The Benidorm To Albir Trek + Tips
If you are in Benidorm in the popular and hottest months of July and August then starting this trek early in the day, when it is cooler, is advisable.
Be sure to take plenty of water and snacks and dress appropriately as this trail is no joke and the peak heat can burn you out in no time!
Don’t forget your camera as the views are amazing and there are plenty of great photo opportunities.
What To Pack
If you are prepared to follow the cliff all the way to Alt Del Governador, up and over 4 or 5 cliff points, with the astonishing height, you’ll be rewarded with some of the most spectacular views of Benidorm.
Not only that, but you can explore its famous national park and enjoy the walk along the Spanish Mediterranean coast.
Keep aiming towards the antennas until you make it to the end of the trail and then follow signs down to Albir. The sign says 438m which took around 30 minutes to descend.
Once at the bottom if you have a guide you will be transported back to town. Where you can enjoy some of the best water sports in Benidorm.
Otherwise you can hang around the beaches of Albir before catching the number 10 bus back to Benidorm!
Where To Stay In Benidorm
Luxury: Hotel Boutique Villa Venecia
Situated next to Levante Beach in Benidorm Old Town, Villa Venecia Hotel Boutique has a terrace with a hot tub and spectacular sea views.
Rooms feature a flat-screen TV, hydromassage bath and free Wi-Fi. Each elegant room at Villa Venecia Benidorm offers panoramic views of the sea and town.
Rooms include designer furniture, a Nespresso coffee machine and a choice of pillows and mattresses.
The Villa Venecia’s Llum del Mar restaurant serves creative Mediterranean cuisine from local produce and fine wines from around the country.
The hotel also has a stylish bar with terrace.
Mid-Budget: Sol Costablanca
The adults-only Sol Costablanca Hotel is right on Levante Beach, in central Benidorm.
It offers an outdoor pool and air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and a private balcony, some with Mediterranean views.
The modern rooms are carpeted and come with a private bathroom with a hairdryer. There is a minibar, work desk and free WiFi. A safe is available for an extra charge.
The hotel has a buffet-style restaurant featuring show cooking. Guests can enjoy a drink in the lounge bar, which has a TV and offers live evening entertainment.
There are also bars and discos within a 5-minute walk.
Budget: Apartment Mirador Benidorm
Situated in Benidorm, 550 yards from Levante Beach and 650 yards from Cala Tio Ximo, Apartment Mirador offers a garden and air conditioning.
The apartment has 2 bedrooms, a TV, an equipped kitchen with a microwave and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a bath.
This apartment is 4.3 miles from Mal Pas Beach and 6.2 miles from Terra Natura.
For more places to stay in Benidorm, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.