CHARCO DE LA VIRGEN – TOLOX
A new walk on the U3A International list of walks.
Although this needs an extra half hour’s drive to the start of the walk, the drive is scenic, and the walk, although shorter than usual, is well worth it.
This is an out and back walk starting at the Fuente Amargosa Health Spa (the bitter fountain Spa, used by people with chronic breathing problems).
The route passes several crop meadows watered by Nazari water canals.
Suitable footwear is advisable as there will be at least four crossings over the river Los Caballos and one of its streams called the Palmarejo. There are numerous stepping stones when crossing, so special care needs to be taken. At a curve very near the end of the walk there is a beautiful waterfall that flows into La Virgen pool. The surrounding mountains are covered in pine trees.
Directions to the meeting place
Take the A-355, pass Ojén and turn off at the sign Monda/Guaro. Continue to follow the road through Monda and through Guaro (A-7100). Turn left towards Alozaina/Tolox on the A-366. Between km 50 and 51 Venta Gallardo will be seen on the right hand side. This is the meeting place where drinks can be taken after the walk. From the Venta car sharing is advised to the starting place.
Take the A-366 to Alozaina/Tolox/Ronda. From Coín it is about 20 km to Tolox. Between km 50 and 51 Venta Gallardo will be seen on the right hand side. This is the meeting place where drinks can be taken after the walk. From the Venta car sharing is advised to the starting place