FUENTE DEL ACEBUCHE, ALHAURÍN EL GRANDE
The walk begins across the road from Hotel El Mirador and proceeds through La Paca Urbanisation and up the Camino Forestal entering the pine forest after 400 meters. After a gradual climb uphill it takes a a circular route heading towards the East along a pleasant path with views of the Bay of Malaga before a 100 meter steep climb up to the path above. This feeds back West before climbing up past the Fuente de Acebuche (wild olive spring) to the Forest Guard’s house where there is a stop for a break and a chance to admire the spectacular views of the Guadalhorce valley. The return stage continues west along the scenic path before branching down alongside a fire break and feeding back into the Camino Forestal down to La Paca Urbanisation and Hotel El Mirador.
Directions to the Meeting Place
Hotel El Mirador is 1.5 km out of Alhaurín el Grande on the A404 which goes to Alhaurín de la Torre past Lauro Golf.
From the airport
Take the A404 past Churriana and Alhaurín de la Torre, keeping the hill to the left. The hotel is 5 minutes after passing Lauro Golf.
Taking the A355, take the exit at the signpost for Coín and Mijas and continue 6km along the A366 towards Mijas until the roundabout at Venta Los Morales (the A7053 from Fuengirola). Turn left at the roundabout towards Alhaurín el Grande and then after 2km turn right at a small roundabout by an Official Tobacco shop. Proceed up the hill, along the top road keeping straight all the time until a roundabout at Parque de la Libertad. At this point turn left down the hill for 100 metres until the roundabout with a Cross. Turn right in the direction of Alhaurín de la Torre and Malága, continuing past the shops and restaurants. The Hotel El Mirador is 1.5km along the A404 after the BP garage at the end of the village. The hotel has ample parking space and a very pleasant terrace for coffee and drinks afterwards.