A total of 11 towers turned Alcaine into a fortress difficult to overcome in the agitated times of the Middle Ages. Its construction is attributed to the Muslims, back in the 11th century, although they ended up in Christian hands during the Reconquest. Also the name of Alcaine and some geographic accident as the head of Benicozar, have the same Arab origin.
Today the towers are deteriorated and two of them have been adapted for pigeon lofts. Of the old Muslim castle or fortress, only the remains of its watchtowers and ground plan remain, but despite this, the tour shows us the defensive importance of the whole complex, while enjoying spectacular views of the town and its natural passages, and the impressive set of angular folds along the Martín river.
The route through the northern sector starts at the church square and continues to the old washing places. In the middle of the walk we will find an information table about the defensive complex (viewpoint of the towers) and the orography of the environment. A short fork leads to the Solana point, a rocky outcrop with views over the angular folds (point of geological interest) and the cave of the Shearers, used as a storehouse of provisions in times of conflict and for livestock work.
The route through the southern sector can be started next to the old “Nevera” to ascend to the cliffs that delimit the town in its southern sector. From these cuts we can see the stretch of the Martín river through the Cañada de Marco and the Benicozar mountain. The trail ends at the same road, where it can also be started.