GUARO – PUERTO ALTO
This walk follows a route through almond and olive groves and climbs up to the Puerto Alto which offers some fantastic views. Leaving Guaro, the start descends 150 metres down to a valley with a few houses and cultivation and then continues across the Rio Seco straight up the steep 400 metre ascent of the Cuesta de lo Alto. This is the hardest part of the walk. The effort required is compensated by the magnificent views back through the valley and then the views across to Tolox and Yunquera on the other side when the walk continues along the top. There is a stop for a break after which the walk heads back on a circular route down to the valley and then up the final 150 metres ascent.
Directions to the Meeting Place
Take the A355 towards Ojén. Continue past Ojén. At Kilometre 20 take the exit to Monda/Guaro. After 200m turn left under the bridge and follow the Monda/Guaro signs until the T junction in the centre of Monda. Turn left. 50 metres down the hill from here is a speed bump and La Jaula Bar. At this point turn sharp right into the car park.
Take the A355 towards Marbella. After Kilometre 16 take the Monda exit. Follow the winding road into the centre of Monda. Keep to the right at the junction (following signs to Guaro). 50 metres down the hill from here is a speed bump and La Jaula Bar. At this point turn sharp right into the car park.