paso de contadores

07 walk under the Paso de Contadores

Beautiful walk near Sella offering good views to El Castellet and the whole valley.

The Paso de Contadores is the name of the mountain pass at the end of the Sella valley that marks the entrance to the Benimantell/Guadalest valley.

In the narrow pass the shepherds counted (Spanish: contar)their sheep or goats.

This walk doesn't go all the way up to the pass, to do that you can choose the walk Sella-Benimatell.

After the starting point at the refugio the walk follows the wide dirt road in direction of Benimantell, at the foot of the pass it bends back to Sella.

On the way to the pass you can enjoy the views on the mountains and the caves on your left and walking back to Sella the Castellet shows itself to you.

The walk can be extended with the Golero pass and/or the Buddhist valley walk.

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Difference: average
Time: 3,5 hrs
Distance: 11,5 kms
Heigt difference: 410 m
Description: paper / gps