ALPUJATA VALLEY


Country Walk October 7, 2019 10:30am Monda Car Park
Roy Hagley

From Monda village the walk will follow the Roman footpath down to a stream. The stream will likely be dry but still there are pebbles to balance. Having crossed the main road, the path is signposted (to the market) in the direction of the Polígono Monda.  A significantly steep gravelled road then leads up towards the forest. There will be a moment or two to catch a breath at the top of the hill before turning right into the pine forests. The unmade but sound road leads through the forest and then down into the Alpujata Valley (a hippy commune during the  1970’s). At the foot of the valley there is a small stream to cross and then the route leads along a made road up past some old lime kilns and then back into Monda.

Directions to Monda Car Park
 
From Marbella
Take the A355 towards Ojén. Continue past Ojén. At Kilometre 20 take the exit to Monda/Guaro. After 200m turn left under the bridge and follow the Monda/Guaro signs until the T junction in the centre of Monda. Turn left. 50 metres down the hill from here is a speed bump and La Jaula Bar. At this point turn sharp right into the car park.
From Coín/Alhaurín/Cártama
Take the A355 towards Marbella. After Kilometre 16 take the Monda exit. Follow the winding road into the centre of Monda. Keep to the right at the junction (following signs to Guaro). 50 metres down the hill from here is a speed bump and La Jaula Bar. At this point turn sharp right into the car park.

 

10 km Medium
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