The Water Route is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sella, Valencian Community, Spain that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 797 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching


wild flowers


This route follows the well signed local walk, La Ruta del Agua. The ancient mountain village of Sella is located 18Km inland from the coastal town of Villajoyosa on the Spanish Costa Blanca. This small and authentic village is surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks and ridges, almond terraces, forested valley trails and dramatic gorges, making it a perfect location for walkers. Sella is also famous for having some of the best rock climbing in Europe. This walk which in such a mountainous region is a relatively easy route, and is a great introduction to walking in this area. Depending on the time of year, you will see olives, almond blossom, oranges and lemons, various wild herbs, several varieties of birds and if you are really lucky, maybe a wild boar! As well as your GPS data, the walk is well sign posted and waymarked (look out for the green and white paint marks) so you shouldn't get lost!. There are also several information boards at key locations during the course of the walk with information in Spanish, Valencian (the local language) and English.

19 days ago

Easy to follow and to walk, and gives the most amazing views during January and February, when the almond trees are showing their flowers. Thank you for the route!

Wed Jan 03 2018

A lovely, very easy walk. Some beautiful views.

Sat Apr 14 2012

This is a great walk for when you first arrive in Sella.

Sun May 10 2009

We were fortunate enough to have Martin guide us over this route a couple of years ago and this guide has brought back happy memories of our visits to Sella. This walk is an ideal introduction to walking in and around Sella, certainly wetting the appetite for more stretching routes up behind the village and beyond.

10 months ago