FUTURE hill Walks
Challenging Hill and mountain walks varying in distance from 8 to 14 kms
Reservation is required before attending every Walk
Only paid up members of U3A International may participate
Guests are not permitted
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CRUZ DE LA MISIÓN – MIJAS
This is a linear walk which has some ascents, descents and some stony areas but it is not too difficult (about 3 hours). The route passes through eucalyptus and pine tree woods to a rocky picnic spot with views across the Mediterranean.
The Juanar Circuit is a fairly short but steep walk around the back of the Refugio initially following the Istán route for a short while. This walk then leads firstly up but then down into the a valley, up again and with the subsequent walk down to the Refugio.
EL CANUTO AND LOS BAÑOS DE LA HEDIONDA
This is a circular walk up through the superb karstic canyon, El Canuto de la Utrera, and returning along the beautiful Ruta de los Molinos which runs alongside the Rio de Manilva. Towards the end of the walk a slight detour can be made to visit the Baños de la Hedionda and enjoy the sight and smell of the natural sulphurous spring. It is a tiny roman spa still used by the locals and reputedly the one which cured Julius Caesar of his scabies.
Medium to Heavy
La Torrecilla is a mountain with a height of 1,919 metres which lies south east of Ronda in the Sierra de Las Nieves natural park.
This is the hardest walk currently in the U3A calendar. It should not be attempted unless you can walk hard for 6 hours. Earlier starting time: 9 am.
LA CRUZ DE JUANAR
A challenging walk to the peak of the mountain, la Cruz de Juanar (1.070 m). From the summit there are fabulous far reaching views on a clear day across to Africa. It is also usually possible to see the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Medium to Heavy