All Walks

Test cutoff Sandpiper Walk
1 Km
Easy

Towards 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
Medium

test walk Some steps. Sandpiper Walk
1 Km
Easy

Camino 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 Medium

Three 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 Medium

Monda 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 Heavy

Pizarra 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
Medium

La 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 Heavy

Monda - 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 Heavy

New Hotel Cine Duration approx 2 1/2 hrs. Hill Walk
11 Km
Medium to Heavy

Monda 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
Medium

Villa 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 Medium

Monda 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 Medium

Pizarra 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
Medium

Finca 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
Medium

Monda 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 Heavy

Albuqueria Valley - Lower Waterfalls Route (NOW CLOSED OFF) Albuqueria Valley – Lower Waterfalls Route We start the walk 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
Medium

Monda 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
Medium

Camino 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 Medium

Circular 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
Medium

Teleférico 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 Heavy

The 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
Medium

Los 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
Medium

Cartama 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
Medium

Cruz 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 Heavy

La 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
Heavy

Three 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
Medium

La Kaskada Circuit. (Vereda del Faro). We start up the track that can lead to Juanar. After climbing steeply up a zigzag rocky path the ground flattens out and we leave the Juanar path to follow Puerto Las Pitas. We follow a path that climbs over a ridge. Hill Walk
5.7 Km
Medium to Heavy

Rio 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 Medium

Monda 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
Medium

Juanar 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
Medium

El 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
Medium

Ojen 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 Medium

Refugio Juanar Miradors

This is an easy walk with one small challenge. From the starting point, the walk goes up an incline through the pines. It takes the path to the mirador overlooking Ojen. The path returns to the flat track leading to the second mirador above Marbella. There will be a stop here for a few minutes rest and refreshment. The route back follows a single file path through the woods. There is a fallen tree trunk that has to be scrambled over (not too difficult). The path arrives back at our starting point.

Country Walk
6 - 7 Km
Easy

Ermita de los Monjes The path follows a stream to the remains of an old church (do not expect much). The walk continues until reaching a point with great views of Marbella, Puerto Banús and across to Gibraltar on a clear day. Hill Walk
6 Km
Medium

Alpujata Valley reverse Leaving Monda car park, the walk goes through the village 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. Country Walk
7 - 8 Km
Medium

Kaskada Loop A varied terrain walk which takes in great views across the coast. The walk starts by going up the track that can lead to Juanar. After climbing steeply up a zigzag rocky path, the ground flattens out and the walk leaves the Juanar path to follow the path to Puerto Las Pitas. Hill Walk
6 Km
Medium to Heavy

Rio Pereilas Valley, Monda Leaving the venta, the walk follows a path behind a small industrial building into the foot hills below Sierra Alpujata. Country Walk
7 - 8 Km
Easy to Medium

Vulture Restaurant A circular walk mainly on a good, wide track with one section up a rough narrow path. The main track gradually climbs through mixed woodland and through a cork oak wood. Hill Walk
13 Km
Medium

Ojen Valleys The walk starts from Ojen new cemetery, walking along a valley above a stream accompanied by the sound of rushing water, passing orange groves before crossing the steam over an ancient goat herding bridge (watch out for the Troll as you walk over). Country Walk
7 - 8 Km
Medium

Fuente del Acebuche, Alhaurín el Grande The walk starts by going up the Camino Forestal into the pine forest and up to the Fuente del Acebuche (wild olive spring) with lovely views out onto the Guadalhorce valley. Hill Walk
11 Km
Medium

Monda-Guaro-Monda The 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 (some steep). There is a small stream to cross (feet might get wet). Country Walk
11 Km
Medium to Heavy

Benahavís Montemayor This walk is to the peak of Montemayor (579m). Starting from Benahavís village, the initial stage is up along a steep tarmac road to Benahavís Hills, a luxury new development. Hill Walk
9.5 Km
Medium

GUADALHORCE COUNTRYSIDE AND RIVER From the meeting point drive to the start at a bridge over the Rio Grande (car sharing advised due to limited parking). The track crosses the bridge and makes a loop arriving back at the bridge. Country Walk
9 Km
Easy to Medium

La Concha This walk is to the top of the iconic La Concha. The route is ´up and back´ from Juanar. The walk starts out towards the abandoned hunting observatory and then through the forest, with a small incline, until starting the climb up to the saddle. Hill Walk
15 Km
Heavy

SIERRA 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
Medium

MERRY XMAS! NO SANDPIPER WALK TODAY Merry Xmas Everyone! Sandpiper Walk
Km
Easy

Juanar 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
Medium

RIO 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 passed an old Burro treking station. Country Walk
7 - 8 Km
Easy to Medium

Rio 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 Medium

CABOPINO 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
Easy

Pizarra 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 spectacular views from the monument. Hill Walk
11 Km
Medium

EL 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
Easy

Guaro 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 Heavy

Tolox - 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 passed pomegranate trees, orange and olive groves. Half way there will be a break next to the river. Country Walk
8 - 9 Km
Easy to Medium

La Bola de Mijas This walk tracks through a pine forest at Alhaurin 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 Heavy

ALPUJATA 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
Medium

Puerto 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 Heavy

Benahavis Aqueduct Walk This walk is again 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 Medium

COTO 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
Easy

Benalmádena 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 Heavy

SAN 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
Easy

NACIMIENTO DE COIN AND FIRE-LOOKOUT Starting from the Nacimiento de Coin, 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 Medium

El Canuto & 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 Heavy

VICTOR'S BEACH TO MARBELLA WALK The walk is between Victors Beach and Marbella Old Port and return. There will be two start points and two start times; One group will be starting at 9. Sandpiper Walk
9 Km
Easy

ALBUQUERIA 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 0,5km. It then becomes easier. Country Walk
6 - 7 Km
Medium to Heavy

ESTEPONA 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
Easy

Monda 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
Medium

LAS HUERTAS DE COIN There is a 25min drive from Monda to las Huertas de Coin, which is a small hamlet in the country side between Guaro and Coin. 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
Easy

"Toblerone" Bridge to Rio Grande past Gusmans There is a drive to the start, (car sharing advised). Starting at the “Toblerone” bridge over the Rio Pereilas the route proceeds along the tarmac road through arable country side. Except for two short easy hills, at the start and halfway, the route is very flat. Country Walk
9 Km
Easy

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
Heavy

THE 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
Easy

PUERTA 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
Easy

THE 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 Medium

El 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
Medium

ISTAN - PUERTO DE LOS BARRACONES Walking from the Hotel Altos de Istan 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 Medium

La 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 Heavy

Laguna Village to Estepona The next Sandpiper walk is a revised walk 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
7 Km
Easy

CABOPINO 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
Medium

THE ALTERNATIVE ESTEPONA TO KEMPINSKI HOTEL WALK The walk is the alternative Estepona walk to Laguna Village and then return along the sea front and up into town to the Orchidarium before returning to the cars. A number of urbanisations and Hotels have now connected up their properties to make an interesting walk. Sandpiper Walk
8 Km
Easy

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