By: Blonde One

The mountain range in the area of Javea, Spain known as the Montgo range is one that is just crying out to be explored. Unfortunately I had to be content to just admire it from a distance … this time. Whilst it only reaches 753 metres high (only a little higher than the highest point in Devon) it looks dramatic due to the surrounding land being mostly at sea level. It rises majestically from the flat land around it. Its Nature Reserve status, designated in 1987, is due to the rich flora and fauna, as well as the archaeologically important cave paintings, and the rock formations, cliffs and caves. The first evidence of humans dates from the Paleolithic period (30,000 years ago) and it boasts over 650 species of flora and fauna, some of which is the most unusual in Spain.

It was frustrating that I couldn’t climb it this time, but it’s always good to have some places on the ‘To Do’ list!