A random walkCountry Walk Km EasyTest cutoffSandpiper Walk 1 Km EasyTowards La Concha
The walk will commence just up from the Hotel and take the route to La Concha. We will go up as far as about 1200 meters where there is a fantastic panorama.Hill Walk 10kms approx Km Mediumtest walk
Some steps.Sandpiper Walk 1 Km EasyCamino Forrestal Alhaurin el Grande
Walk through La Paca urbanisation and head up to the pine forest on el camino forrestal. After 10 mins enter pine forest and keep heading up. Ignore 1st road to the left and after another 10 to 15 mins branch right at the T junction.Hill Walk 9-10 Km Easy to MediumThree Peaks nr Ojen
This week’s walk to be led by Barry will be to the three high peaks between Puerto de Ojen and the coast, the ones with the radio masts on top. (Together with Roy and Vernon I sampled this walk last year and we all really enjoyed it).Hill Walk Km Easy to MediumMonda Valley circular
We will meet in Monda car park and will be leaving at 10am. This walk is in the vicinity of Monda and on leaving the car park we start a steep ascent out of Monda village, up past the castle.Hill Walk 11.2 Km Medium to HeavyPizarra
The walk starts in the town of Pizarra and follows the track of the Romeria up to the monument on the top of the hill overlooking the town. The track goes through woods and an unusual tunnel through rocks before climbing through moorland the the spectacular views from the monument.Hill Walk 11 Km MediumLa Bola De Mijas - without fire breaks
We start the walk using a rather flat bicycle lane for just over half km, we then cross the road and go up by villa La Paz, we go up to the start of the fire break for about 100m then turn left onto the track where the first 1.Hill Walk 15 Km Medium to HeavyMonda - Guaro - Monda (via gun club)
This is a circular walk and on leaving Monda car park we will do the first part of the walk to Guaro where we will stop for a short refreshment at a bar.Hill Walk 14 Km Medium to HeavyNew Hotel Cine
Duration approx 2 1/2 hrs.Hill Walk 11 Km Medium to HeavyMonda Guaro Circular
Monda to Guaro, circular route. At the first part of the walk there is quite a steep incline however once at the top there are fantastic mountain views. After this it is just the usual countryside terrain.Hill Walk 15 Km MediumVILLA FRANCO RIO GRANDE
We drive several kilometres to the start of the walk. Note, 5 km are on rough dirt track (my Renault Modus copes with it but it’s very dusty and bumpy). We start near a bridge over the Rio Grande.Country Walk 7 - 8 Km Easy to MediumMONDA LOOP
We will leave the car park on foot, making our way out of Monda and we will take up the old roman road and cross the stream.Country Walk 7 Km Easy to MediumPizarra May 2012
The Pizarra Meeting Point is at N36 45.864 W4 42.632 The walk is about 10 km and starts in the town of Pizarra and follows the track of the Romeria up to the monument on the top of the hill overlooking the town.Hill Walk 10 Km MediumFinca La Mota
We will start the walk from finca La Mota. The route takes us through the countryside between Coin and Alhaurin El Grande. This is fantastic countryside with mountain views, where we pass waterfalls and an old mill. There is a steep climb at the end of the walk.Hill Walk 11 Km MediumMonda
Itinerary: We will meet in Monda car park and will be leaving at 10am. This walk is in the vicinity of Monda and on leaving the car park we start a steep ascent out of Monda village, up past the castle.Hill Walk 11.2 Km Medium to HeavyALBUQUERIA VALLEY - LOWER WATERFALLS ROUTE (NOW CLOSED OFF)
Albuqueria Valley – Lower Waterfalls Route The walk starts up a 1 km track through pleasant woodland. The track becomes a single file, stoney path that gradually gets steeper towards its end, hence the Medium difficulty.Country Walk 7 - 8 Km MediumMonda Castle Loop
This walk is in the vicinity of Monda and on leaving the car park we start a steep ascent out of Monda village, up past the castle. We then descend into the valley where there is a stream running through which we will cross (easily passable).Hill Walk 11 Km MediumCamino Forestal Alhaurin el Grande
Walk through La Paca urbanisation and head up to the pine forest on el camino forrestal. After 10 mins enter pine forest and keep heading up. Ignore 1st road to the left and after another 10 to 15 mins branch right at the T junction.Hill Walk 9-10 Km Easy to MediumCircular route from Guaro
Circular route from Guaro. Leave Guaro and go down 200 metres in height, then up 400 m to Puerto Alto and back around on a circular route. Lovely views across to Alozaina and Yunquera from the top and a good hill walk. Meet in Monda Car Park at 10.Hill Walk 11 Km MediumTeleférico de Benalmádena
The walk is a fairly constant up hill climb to the top of the cable car (750M) offering lovely views over the coast, then a down hill all the way back. There re some loose stones and sand so poles are recommended. The walk is about 8.Hill Walk 8.5 Km Medium to HeavyThe Walk of the Vulture Restaurant
A circular walk mainly on a good, wide track with one section up a rough narrow path. Takes in a Vulture Restaurant! Start Point just off the MA 8300 past Venta Victoria, location at http://tinyurl.Hill Walk 13 Km MediumLos Llanos Masts
Circular walk up to the masts behind Ciudad del Cine. Start point is near Ciudad del Cine. From their we will walk up to the masts through the pine forest, this a good climb for 4.6kms with a 250m rise.Hill Walk 8 Km MediumCartama
We meet behind La Trocha Service Station then drive to Cartama where we park in the Town Centre. This is a circular route with two ascents, each about 250m.Hill Walk 10 Km MediumCruz De Juanar
We start the walk from the hotel and head out in the direction towards the mirador. We then turn off to the right and start our climb to the top of the Cruz de Juanar, to a height of 1,137 metres.Hill Walk 7.4 Km Medium to HeavyLa Torrecilla
Meet at 09.30AM La Torrecilla is a mountain with a height of 1,919 metres which lies south east of Ronda in the Sierra de las Nieves nature park.Hill Walk 15 Km HeavyThree Peaks
This week’s walk to be led by Andrew will be to the three high peaks between Puerto de Ojen and the coast, the ones with the radio masts on top. We will meet at 10:30 just off the A355 at the top junction to Ojen when coming from Marbella.Hill Walk 8 Km MediumRIO GRANDE DRY WALK
We drive to the start point at the bridge over the Rio Grande. Passing by orchards of various fruits, we make our way into rural Spain. Walking above the Rio Grande taking in the views of the Sierras de las Nieves and the spring flowers.Country Walk 7.5 Km Easy to MediumMonda Circular Walk
Monda Circular Walk: This is fantastic countryside with mountain views. The walk is in the vicinity of Monda and on leaving the car park we start a steep ascent out of Monda village, up passed the castle.Hill Walk 11.2 Km MediumJuanar Loop -via the Istan track
Juanar Istan Track: This is a fairly short but steep walk round the back of the Refugio taking the Istan route. Park in the lanes near the hotel (not in its car park) at 10:30.Hill Walk 6 Km MediumEl Pozuelo-Juanar
El Pozuelo-Juanar. The walk takes us up into the sierra behind the hotel. Starting from the Refugio we walk back along the road then drop left into the valley and up the rocky path up to a saddle.Hill Walk 8 Km MediumOJÉN VALLEYS IN REVERSE
The walk starts from Ojén cemetery, walking along a valley above a stream accompanied by the sound of rushing water. Walking up through pine woods there is a broad track that takes us around a wooded valley with views of the mountains and areas around Ojén.Country Walk 7 - 8 km Km Easy to MediumSIERRA DE LAS NIEVES NATURAL PARK
There is a drive from Monda car park (car sharing advised) to the starting point on the edge of La Sierra De Las Nieves natural park. The walk goes along good tracks through pine woods with views of the mountains of La Sierras De Las Nieves.Country Walk 8 Km MediumJUANAR ISTÁN TRACK
The Juanar Istán track is fairly short but is a steep walk around the back of the Refugio taking the Istán route. The walk starts towards the Mirador, through the forest gates and then right towards La Concha/Istán.Hill Walk 6 Km MediumRIO PEREILAS VALLEY (REVERSE)
Leaving the venta the route immediately goes up a fairly steep hill until we reach the pine forest. Turning left the walk passes through the pines. It descends past an old Burro trekking station.Country Walk 7 - 8 Km Easy to MediumRIO GRANDE TOW PATH
The Walk Rio Grande Tow Path The walk follows the path alongside the Rio Grande before crossing a bridge and follows the path on the other side of the river. The trail then heads inland through agricultural land following a drovers track where there are wild narcissus flowering.Country Walk 8 Km Easy to MediumCABOPINO BOARDWALKS
This walk is on the new boardwalks at Cabo Pino and in and around the port. This is a short walk on the newly completed and very interesting boardwalks across the sand dunes at Cabopino and then into the port for a wander. Note the later starting time of 11.Sandpiper Walk 4 Km EasyPIZARRA
The walk starts in the town of Pizarra and follows the track of the Romeria up to the monument on the top of the hill overlooking the town. The track goes through woods and an unusual tunnel through the rocks.Hill Walk 11 Km MediumEL FARO
The walk goes through El Faro, out to the countryside where there are some inclines but with great views of the coastline. Through the pine forest. Along a golf course on narrow tracks. Then down to the sea front and walking next to the naturist beach.Country Walk 9 Km EasyGUARO PUERTO ALTO
This walk follows a route through almond and olive groves and climbing up to the Puerto Alto for some fantastic views.Hill Walk 11.6 Km Medium to HeavyTOLOX - RIO GRANDE
There is a drive to the start near Tolox (car sharing recommended). The walk is in the Rio Grande Valley close to Tolox where the river is still small. It follows a dirt track past pomegranate trees, orange and olive groves. Half way there will be a break next to the river.Country Walk 8 - 9 Km Easy to MediumLA BOLA DE MIJAS
This walk tracks through a pine forest at AlhaurÍn El Grande. The walk is along a forest track, weaving through the forest to the top of La Bola. The ground underfoot is varied from rocky paths, where some easy scrambling is required, to steep and sandy crops towards the top.Hill Walk 9 Km Medium to HeavyALPUJATA VALLEY
From Monda village we will go down the Roman footpath towards Coin. Cross the road and take the market (signposted) route through Camino, towards the Poligono Monda. Behind the Garage we go up the hill, taking a right turn into the Pine forests.Country Walk 10 Km MediumPUERTO DE MÁLAGA
This is an ´out and back´ walk starting at Mijas village and up into the hills behind where magnificent views can be seen on a clear day.Hill Walk 12 Km Medium to HeavyCOTO DE RIO GUADAIZA, LA ZAGALETA
Coto de Rio Guadaiza, La Zagaleta: This is an ‘out and back’ walk above the Guadaiza river. The peaceful trail meanders through pine woods and rocky outcrops and affords magnificent views of the surrounding unspoilt countryside and to the sea.Country Walk 8 Km EasyBENALMÁDENA CABLE CAR STATION
After parking the cars (sorry no bar for coffee) the walk starts up past a reservoir followed by a steep climb to the Cross & Ermita. The track leads west where there are great views of Fuengirola, and if clear, Morocco.Hill Walk 8.5 Km Medium to HeavyNACIMIENTO DE COÍN AND FIRE-LOOKOUT
Starting from the Nacimiento de Coín, the walk will be through the pine forest and across heath land. The route follows a stony path which has an incline.Country Walk 9 Km Easy to MediumEL CANUTO AND LOS BAÑOS DE LA HEDIONDA
This is a circular walk up through the superb karstic canyon, El Canuto de la Utrera, and returning along the beautiful Ruta de los Molinos which runs alongside the Rio de Manilva.Hill Walk 9 Km Medium to HeavyALBUQUERIA VALLEY - UPPER WATERFALLS ROUTE
There is a drive to the start (car sharing recommended). The walk starts up a 1 km track through pleasant woodland. The track becomes a single file, stony path that gradually gets steeper towards its end. The path emerges onto a wide track that continues upwards for about 0,5 km.Country Walk 6 - 7 Km Medium to HeavyMONDA CIRCUIT
This walk has fantastic countryside with mountain views in the vicinity of Monda. On leaving the car park the first section is a steep ascent out of Monda village and up past the castle.Hill Walk 11.2 Km MediumLAS HUERTAS DE COÍN
There is a 25min drive from Monda to las Huertas de Coin, which is a small hamlet in the countryside between Guaro and CoÍn. The walk goes down to a bridge over the Rio Grande, then up a slope next to agricultural land. Spectacular views of Sierra de las Nieves.Country Walk 8 Km EasyLA TORRECILLA
This is walk to the peak of La Torrecilla, a mountain with a height of 1,919 metres which lies south east of Ronda in the Sierra de las Nieves nature park. The walking is not technically difficult but there are some quite steep parts and you will need endurance.Hill Walk 15 Km HeavyPUERTA VERDE (LAKE CONCEPCIÓN)
This walk has fabulous views. The walk is easy with only a few, quite gentle hills. It is about 9 km long. The route is along dirt tracks and narrow paths through beautiful vegetation passing by old cork oaks.Country Walk 9 Km EasyTHE BENAHAVIS BOARDWALK
This walk will be along the new boardwalk in the Benahavis gorge and around the valley to the reservoir, before climbing up into Town and then return. Meet at the Carpark by the church 2Kms before entering Benahavis.Sandpiper Walk 6 Km Easy to MediumEL POZUELO
The walk is up into the sierra behind the hotel. Starting from the Refugio the walk leads back along the road, then drops left into the valley and up the rocky path to a saddle.Hill Walk 8 Km MediumISTÁN - PUERTO DE LOS BARRACONES
Walking from the Hotel Altos de Istán the route follows Moorish irrigation channels then heads north along a good road for about 4 Km. There’s a short break admiring the wonderful views over the valley. Then the route turns down along a track that passes through orange groves, back towards the village.Country Walk 7 Km Easy to MediumLA CRUZ DE JUANAR
A challenging walk going to the peak of the mountain, la Cruz de Juanar (1.070 m) with fabulous far reaching views on a clear day.Hill Walk 8 Km Medium to HeavyCABOPINO CIRCUIT
Starting in the sandy Cabopino car park the route follows the boardwalks next to the beach and sand dunes. Then, for about 2 km the trail passes through pleasant streets, crossing the A7 and up to the E15. It crosses over the E15 into unspoilt countryside, where there are irises in springtime.Country Walk 9 Km MediumREFUGIO JUANAR MIRADORS
This is an easy walk, which leads to a mirador overlooking Ojén and a second mirador above Marbella. There are no major challenges on this walk.
This walk is to the peak of Monte Mayor (579m), starting from Benahavís village. At the summit there are uninterrupted views of the coast from Marbella to Estepona which has given the site its valued strategic position throughout history.
Hill Walk 9.5 Km MediumLAGUNA VILLAGE TO ESTEPONA
The first Sandpiper walk this season is from Laguna Village to Estepona and return, using the new boardwalk and bridge connecting Laguna Village to the Kempinski Hotel. Many urbanisations and Hotels have now connected up their properties to make an interesting walk.Sandpiper Walk 8 Km EasyALPUJATA VALLEY REVERSE
The walk leads through the village of Monda and down into the Alpujata Valley, passing an old lime kiln on the way. The path crosses to the other side of the valley and up quite a steep gradient into the pine woods.
This is a varied terrain walk which takes in great views across the coast. There will be steep paths and ridges to climb. The route will lead to the Mirador del Gitanos. During wet periods there may be some streams to cross.
Hill Walk 6 Km Medium to HeavySAN PEDRO TO CORAL BEACH ON THE PASEO
The walk is from the far end of the Paseo at San Pedro, over the river to the boardwalk to Puerto Banus, through Banus to the clay path to Coral Beach, where, after a coffee break, the return is along a similar route.Sandpiper Walk 9 Km EasyRIO PEREILAS VALLEY, MONDA
This walk leads into the foot hills below the Sierra Alpujata, through avocado groves and almond trees, and reaches the point where it looks down onto the Rio Pereilas running through the rich fertile valley.
This is a circular walk mainly on a good, wide track, going through mixed woodland, to the site of the vulture restaurant where griffon vultures are fed by the Ayuntamiento. The walk reaches a point with fantastic views of Estepona and beyond.
Hill Walk 13 Km MediumTHE BOARDWALK LA CALA DE MIJAS TOWARDS CALAHONDA
This walk includes the new very interesting boardwalk from La Cala de Mijas towards Calahonda and return. The walk is from the far end of La Cala, along the old paseo onto the new boardwalk, until it stops and then return.Sandpiper Walk 6 Km EasyOJÉN VALLEYS
This is a walk through orange groves, over an ancient goat herding bridge and with views over a valley, the mountains and the areas around Ojén.
This walk reaches a point with great views of Marbella, Puerto Banús and across to Gibraltar on a clear day. There is some climbing particularly at the beginning of approx. 200 metres.
Hill Walk 6 Km MediumBENAHAVIS AQUEDUCT WALK
This walk is a departure from a beach walk. It will start in Benahavis and follow along the boardwalk in the Benahavis Gorge, before crossing the gorge and climbing up to the old aqueduct.Sandpiper Walk 10 Km Easy to MediumMONDA - GUARO - MONDA
This walk is from Monda to Guaro and back, taking the route over the old Roman road, through the valley along a track with a succession of climbs.
The walk starts by following the Camino Forestal into the pine forest and up to the Fuente del Acebuche (wild olive spring) eventually leading to the Forest Guard’s house where there is a stop to admire the spectacular views of the Guadalhorce Valley.
This walk begins at a bridge over the Rio Grande. It passes through some splendid countryside, halfway up a valley and is surrounded by hills. The walk affords great views across to Serriana de Ronda and back to Sierra Nieves.
This walk is to the top of the iconic La Concha.This is a long and at times difficult walk with some steep ascents and descents, as well as narrow stretches with big drop-offs. This walk is not for the fainthearted nor those without good stamina.
Hill Walk 15 Km HeavyESTEPONA PASEO AND PORT
The walk is along the Paseo in Estepona to and around the Port and return partly through the town. Meeting Point Meet in the car park on the service road, immediately right after the Carrefour roundabout. Directions to the start point from Marbella Take the A7 direction Estepona.Sandpiper Walk 5 Km EasyTOBLERONE BRIDGE TO RIO GRANDE PAST VIVEROS GUZMÁN
This walk starts at the “Toblerone” bridge over the Rio Pereilas and proceeds along the tarmac road through arable countryside, to a Eucalyptus grove next to the Rio Grande. There is an opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of an authentic Spanish country lane.