This is a hillier area just north of the city that is partly forested. The trails criss-cross the many dry ravines that dominate the landscape. The undulating and twisting nature of the near featureless terrain can make navigation quite difficult to start with especially with all the changes in direction. My advice would be either to take a phone with you (if there’s even mobile reception?) and or, just do short out and backs to start with until you get confident, reviewing your position once GPS data has been uploaded. Also, if you are there when it’s warm, take water with you – this place can be very dry and exposed.
Surface is largely gravel paths ranging from small rocky affairs to larger sandier tracks used for occasional vehicles. The route I’ve listed below uses largely the latter as I prefer just being able to stride out without worrying about stones etc.
Once you get towards the high point of the area, you will see the military lookout tower. I’m still not sure what they are looking for but it always seems to be manned with personnel actively scanning the horizon? Well worth a quick diversion to the base of it as the view can be quite spectacular especially in the evening when the sun will be behind you.
There are two main options for start location. Either Option A in La Alcanya – perfect if you are staying here or in Altorreal or, if you are driving from Murcia, Option B start point is probably closer. The former is towards the high point of the area, the latter down at the bottom. So that’s also worth considering depending if you’d rather start your run in an uphill or downhill direction.