Each year, for the last 11 years, approximately 2,500 people have joined in a walk from Orihuela to Alicante in memory of the poet Miguel Hernandez who died in gaol in Alicante, 28th Marh 1942.
This year the walkers will leave Orihuela on Friday the 27th March and will arrive at the tomb of Miguel Hernandez in the Cemetery at Alicante, on Sunday 29th.
The three days walk is free of charge; the organisers (the Catalan Autonomous Government) provides breakfasts, meals and dinners, as well as the refreshments at the programmed stops. At the beginning and end of each stage there is information provided by the guides.
The route,which is about 60 kilometres long, is divided into three stages; 20 kilometres from Orihuela to Albatera, 28 kilometres from Albatera to San Isidro and the final 22 kilometre stage from San Isidro to Alicante .
The University Miguel Hernandez grants three credits to students who participate in the 'Footpath of the Poet' and four credits if they act as volunteers -managing equipment or acting as guides on the march.