Free tour on March 11th will show endangered plants and prehistoric fossils


A new edition of the “Orihuela en Ruta” guided tours organised by the Town Hall will be taking in the municipality’s beaches on Sunday, Match 11th.

Councillors Miguel Ángel Fernández and Víctor Valverde said it will combine healthy exercise with learning about the area’s rich natural heritage.

The route is 12.38 kilometres and will take about two and a half hours, leaving at 9am from Mil Palmeras Vistamar (Avenida de Francia) and going along the coast past the beaches of Mil Palmeras, Campoamor, Cabo Roig, La Zenia and Punta Prima.

Points of interest include Cabo Roig watchtower, the plant micro-reserves in Cala Mosca and Campoamor, this last one considered the richest vegetation in Orihuela’s coast, with various native species, some in danger of extinction, growing on the edge of a ravine.

Lest we forget, there is also the fossil beach, which is 125,000 years old and has fossils in the sand and rocks with the impressions of molluscs.

Anyone interested in participating should email [email protected] with their full name and DNI or NIE number.