PIZARRA – EL SANTO
The walk begins in the town of Pizarra and follows the path of the Romeria up to the El Santo monument on the top of the hill overlooking the town. The track passes through woods and an unusual tunnel through the rocks. It then climbs through pine forest and moorland until the monument is reached. There are spectacular views from here. On return the path loops through moorland before descending into the woods and then back to the start.
Directions to the meeting place
Take the A355 from Marbella past Monda and Coin for about 35 kms until reaching two roundabouts. Go straight over the first roundabout and turn left at the second following signs for Campillos (A357). Join the A357 and continue for 4.5 kms. Immediately after passing Sala Cuore on the left, take an unsignposted right turn at the point that the A357 bends to the left. Directly after making this turn there is a sign saying Bienvenido a Pizarra. Follow this road for 1.5 kms over 8 or 10 fierce speedbumps and past a large flour mill on the left. At the end of the road turn left onto the A7054 towards Pizarra, Descend gently into Pizarra for 700m past a BP petrol station that is located immediately before a roundabout. Continue straight over the roundabout (2nd exit) on the A7054 for about 200m and then take a left followed by an immediate hard left into a one-way service road that runs back towards the roundabout where the BP station is located. There is parking on the left of this service road. The meeting place is where the service road joins the BP roundabout, close to the Cash Fresh wholesale business.
The drive from Marbella should take around 45 minutes. For convenience enter Cash Fresh, Pizarra into Google Maps for driving directions.