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La Catedral del Senderismo

Route of almost 15 kilometers, known as "Catedral de senderismo" or "Route of the 6800 Steps", that crosses the Barranco del Infierno, located between the towns of Fleix and Benimaurell, in Alicante.

Hiking Moderate

15 km
860 m
859 m
4-5 hrs
Low Point
186 m
High Point
600 m
La Catedral del Senderismo Map

We parked at the "Parking Fleix Club Sendas y Montañas", a large parking lot a few meters from the start of the route. From there there are signs indicating the route.


The route is very easy to follow. We will go up and down a total of 3 times. The first ascent is the longest, but it is easy to do with the stairs. The other 2 climbs are shorter but more intense. We pass through two dry ravines, the Barranco del Infierno and the Barranco de Torts, and through the village of Benimaurell. You can make a detour to the village viewpoint if your legs are still in good shape!

The views at the top of each climb are beautiful. It is a very famous route, but it is also a demanding one, with a distance of almost 15 kilometers and a gradient of 800 meters. However, it is highly recommended!

We do not recommend doing it in midday as there is very little shade along the way.



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between September and May


  • Historical
  • Picturesque