CASARES – VULTURE RESTAURANT
This is a circular walk in the hills near Casares The route is mainly on good, wide tracks although one section follows a steep, rough path.
After dropping down into a small hamlet in a valley, the route gradually climbs through mixed woodland and through a cork oak wood up to the vulture feeding area where, with luck, there will be numerous griffon vultures circling and feeding on animal carcasses left for them by the Ayuntamiento. Walkers are advised not to become separated from the group at this point.
The walk continues to the head of the valley and follows the track along the opposite side before reaching an exposed ridge where the path becomes more difficult. At this point there are fantastic views of Estepona and beyond. The track continues down into the valley with a final climb to the start point.
Directions to the Meeting Place
Take the A7 coastal road towards Estepona. At km 153 leave the motorway, and take the slip road, A7, signposted Algeciras and Cádiz until you reach a roundabout at the top of the hill. There is a sign to Casares at the junction with the petrol station. Turn right behind the petrol station and keep straight ahead for 8km until arriving at a T junction at the end of this road. Turn right onto the MA 8300, up the hill towards Casares.
After a short while you will reach the Venta Victoria on the left. Continue for less than 1km past the Venta where there is a small sign pointing right to La Acedia. Take this right turn onto a narrow road that drops steeply down the hill and find a parking place immediately on the right-hand side.