GUARO – PUERTO ALTO
Timed to coincide with the annual flowering of the almond blossom, this walk follows a route through almond and olive groves and climbs up to the Puerto Alto which offers fantastic views.
Leaving Guaro, the route descends 150 metres down to a valley with a few houses and farmsteads before continuing across the Rio Seco and 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 magnificent views back down the valley and then across to Tolox and Yunquera when the walk reaches the the top of the ridge. There is a stop for a lunch break after which the walk heads back on a circular route down to the river valley and then up the final 150 metres ascent.
We will car share from Monda for this walk as there is only limited parking in Guaro.
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. We will car share from this point.
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. We will car share from this point.