How about knowing/learning the language of the rocks?Do you feel like travelling in time up to the origin of the Mediterrranean sea?Do you know how Alicante muntains have been formed? Why are there salt springs? Why are there caves where there is room for an whole airport? Were there dinosaurs in Alicante?Why does the earth tremble now and again? How were Javea´s cliffs formed? Would you dare to follow the track of a cave plesitocene bear?
With this original and enterteining initiative Nortes Geological Services tries to bring the geology over to the general public and to give a scientific and amusing vision of the spectacular/gorgeous geological heritage of the province of Alicante.
To get it,What a better way of doing it that in the frame in which geology reaches his major explendour;the countryside,right in contact with nature.
To achieve this goal our team of professionals(With a honours degree in geology) has prepared different activities and geological routes/walks in around the province of Alicante.
Those routes/walks are not just “go hiking”.We offer you an unforgettable day in the nature,learning,experimentin,researchingf and trying to find out a geological explanation for those wonderful landscapes we are visiting.
This enterprise is due to any person who has scientific interest/concern and to anyone who feels like learnind in a natural enviroment.
The Alicante province is included entirely in the Betic Cordillera. Within it the two major domains of this alpine orogen are represented: the Outer Zones to the N, embracing nearly two thirds of its area, and the Inner Zones to the S. Up on both domains several neogene-quaternary intramountainous basins develop, among them the Low Segura Basin is the most outstanding. Among the most singular features of the geological heritage of the Alicante province the following ones point out: littoral morphology, with a cliffy coast in its northern sector and sandy shores, dunes and marshes to the South, a large variety of karstic formations, various outcrops likely related to the desiccation of the Mediterranean and the Messinian salinity crisis, tectonic structures linked to the evolution of this alpine orogen, many of them still working, and diapirs due to the presence of triassic evaporites and clays.