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 towards the sea. It is not uncommon to encounter goats, sheep and occasionally pigs. Dogs may therefore need to be quickly brought to heel. There are no major obstacles to progress and the walk is rated easy to medium, although there is a moderate ascent at the beginning. Halfway there will be the usual stop before returning. Subsequent refreshment can be taken at Los Almendros Venta on the right after los Arqueros golf course or at the 'All-in-one' at Los Halcones 200 metres further on the left.
Directions to the Meeting Place
Follow the main A340 from Marbella towards Cadiz. After Puerto Banus and just before the tunnel through San Pedro take the slip road for the A397 to Ronda. Continue towards Ronda passing Los Arqueros golf course on the left, the south entrance to La Zagaleta, El Coto restaurant and El Madronal north entrance on the right. A few kilometres further on the left, the North entrance to La Zagaleta can be seen. Immediately before it on the right, is an open space for parking and the beginning of the walk (36°32’39’’N 5°01’21’’W).