ERMITA DE LOS MONJES
The route sets out along a forest path besides a stream, climbing up to the remains of an old church. Some scrambling over rocks may be required with the stream needing to be crossed several times This could mean wet feet after periods of rain. After the ruined church the path continues to rise gently until it reaches a point with great views of Marbella, Puerto Banús and across to Gibraltar and North Africa on a clear day. It is then a circular route back to the start via ancient paths some of which have been reduced to animal tracks. The final section of the walk skirts an exclusive residential development.
Directions to the Meeting Place
This walk starts at the back of Marbella after driving through a housing estate.
Take exit 184 from the A7 (Marbella Bus Station) and head north, driving across the (first) roundabout at the Bus Station, also passing the petrol station. Continue straight over the second roundabout. At the third roundabout turn left and drive up a hill with a long steel fence on the right-hand side. Follow this road as it swings around to the left and then turn right into Avenida La Florida where there is a sign for the car park (also for Colegio Xarblanca). This car park is the meeting place.