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
Click on the Name of any Walk for more details
THE BLUE QUARRY
The walk “las canteras azules” starts by taking an upward path through the pine forest. After a pause at the top of the incline, the trail follows a single file, open path high around the edge of a deep valley with steep scree slopes on the left (vertigo sufferers beware). There are fine views back to sea near Fuengirola.
Medium to Heavy
FUENTE DEL ACEBUCHE, ALHAURÍN EL GRANDE
The walk starts by following the Camino Forestal into the pine forest and up to the Fuente del Acebuche (wild olive spring) eventually leading to the Forest Guard’s house where there is a stop to admire the spectacular views of the Guadalhorce Valley.
CASCADA LOOP (formerly Kaskada Loop)
This is a varied terrain walk which takes in great views across the coast. There will be steep paths and ridges to climb. The route will lead to the Mirador del Gitanos. During wet periods there may be some streams to cross.
Medium to Heavy
LA BOLA DE MIJAS
This demanding hill walk follows an out-and-back track that climbs through the pine forest above Alhaurín El Grande, passing the Casa Forestal, to the top of La Bola. Views at the top can be spectacular. This is definitely for the fit walker.
ERMITA DE LOS MONJES
This walk climbs through a forest alongside a mountain stream to the ruined Ermita de los Monjes. It then emerges from the forest with great views of Marbella, Puerto Banús and across to Gibraltar and North Africa on a clear day. The walk involves some climbing over rocks whilst crossing streams, particularly near the start.