LA CONCHA


Hill Walk February 11, 2019 10:00am Large iron gate near the Refugio de Juanar
Miles Rendle, Conal O'Rafferty

This walk is to the top of the iconic La Concha and is ´up and back´ from Juanar. It begins in the direction of the abandoned hunting observatory and then carries on through the forest, with a small incline, until starting the climb up to the saddle. After a short break the walk proceeds, turning west, passing the Salto del Lobo (1220m) and Lastonar (1275m, the highest point in this range). From there it continues to the peak of La Concha where at the top there will be time to have a snack, take photos, enjoy the views and the sense of achievement. The return to base is exactly the same in reverse but by then there could be some tired and achy legs so care should be taken!

IMPORTANT: This is a long and at times difficult walk with some steep ascents and descents, as well as narrow stretches with big drop-offs. So, this walk is not for the fainthearted nor those without good stamina.

Regrettably dogs are not permitted on this walk. 

Directions to the Meeting Place

From Marbella

Take the A-355 direction Ojén. Continue past Ojén. About 1 - 2 km after the top of the hill, the turn off for the Refugio de Juanar is signposted on the left. Take the turn off and continue, about 5 km, until reaching the end of the main road. At this point the hotel is to the right. Go on straight ahead up the unmade road and park just before you come to an iron gate that is closed to stop cars going up any further.

From Coín/Alhaurín

Take the A-355 direction Marbella. About 5 - 6 km past Monda the turn off for the Refugio de Juanar is signposted on the right. Take the turn off and continue, about 5 km, until reaching the end of the main road. At this point the hotel is to the right. Continue straight ahead up the unmade road and park just before arriving at an iron gate that is closed to stop cars going up any further.

 

15 km Heavy
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