If you like to explore new places, Benissa is your town. You can make many excursions from Calpe.
If you like just to walk, in Benissa you can enjoy many trekking routes such as the Sierra de Oltà mountain starting from Calpe and the majestic Sierra de Bèrnia, where you will enjoy the wonderful views of the Marina Alta and Marina Baja.
If you prefer a mountain bike ride from Benissa there are two routes, the first one, the Ruta de Moscatell; it aims to show the vineyards, being the production of Muscat grapes one of the most important for the production of sweet wine. It links Benissa with the Vall de Pop along agricultural tracks, away from the main road. In this easy itinerary with little slope, we visit the towns of Xaló, Senija and Lliber. The second route is the Sierra de Bernia, the route among Benissa and Parcent; it is undoubtedly the star route of the Vall de Pop MTB Centre. You can be sure that if you do not do it at some time, you will not be able to say that you know the Vall de Pop and the mountains of the Marina. Its relationship with the sea, the roads that take us to Marnes, the vigorous silhouette of Bernia, the riuraus, the Maserof and the arrival to Parcent by the Barranc Negre are places that leave no one indifferent. The route offers the views over the most beautiful coastal area of the Valencian Community, from the Montgó to the rock Peñón de Ifach, forming a rosary of coves and cliffs in the first part of the route and then, in the inland, the vineyards and dry stone walls, being one of the most authentic landscapes that still remain intact in the Valencian lands.
If you like Golf, you have to enjoy one of the golf courses with the best views of the Valencian Community, you will fall in love with its views over the coast and the rock Peñón de Ifach. The Golf Club Ifach with 9 holes is one of the most veteran clubs of Alicante and pioneer in the Valencian Community; it was designed at the beginning of the 70s by Javier Arana, one of the best designers in the world and undoubtedly the best designer nationwide.
Diving and snorkelling
Benissa is characterized by the richness in the diversity and colour of its underwater species.
If you prefer the sea, you must visit our coast and explore our much appreciated seabed. The Diving Centre Les Basetes is the ideal place for diving, water sports and relaxation.
The centre offers PADI diving courses and services such as Open Water Diver or Instructor and specialties such as Nitrox, also all DAN first aid courses. All activities are carried out around the rock Peñón de Ifach with departures to all dive sites from Jávea to Benidorm, boat trips, diving baptisms, night dives, training of different advanced courses and it is the only PADI diving centre with staff that speaks Spanish, English, German, French and Dutch.
Our coast is perfect for swimming and snorkelling with the family, so come and enjoy the seabed practicing underwater trekking (snorkelling); you will be surprised to discover the immensity of marine fauna. We invite you to a magical combination of views of our coast with spectacular cliffs and virgin coves and the experience of a walk of sensations and new images that gives you the underwater world through snorkelling.
Kayak and Stand Up Paddle
Discover every corner of the Coast of Benissa by Kayak, quiet coves with transparent waters where you can enjoy a swim and see the seabed full of life.
The seabed is composed of posidonia meadows, rock formations and fine sand. Here you have a Kayak route designed for you. Go ahead with the adventure!
If you prefer to let them guide you, in summer the Antípodas Sailing School and Mediterranean Jet Nautica will guide you along the coast in Kayak or Stand up Paddle.