FUTURE hill Walks

Challenging Hill and mountain walks varying in distance from 8 to 14 kms

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Reservation is required before attending every Walk

Only paid up members of U3A International may participate
Guests are not permitted

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GUARO – PUERTO ALTO

GUARO – PUERTO ALTO
hill Walk

This scenic walk, timed to coincide with the annual flowering of the almond blossom, follows a route through almond and olive groves and climbs up to the Puerto Alto. There is a steep 400 metre ascent of the Cuesta de lo Alto which is the hardest part of the walk. The effort required is compensated by the magnificent views.

11.6 Km
Medium to Heavy

LA CRUZ DE JUANAR

LA CRUZ DE JUANAR -- Reservations Now Accepted
hill Walk

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 North Africa. It is also often possible to see the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains to the east.

8 Km
Medium to Heavy

PIZARRA – EL SANTO

PIZARRA – EL SANTO
hill Walk

The walk begins in the town of Pizarra and follows the track of the Romeria up to the El Santo monument on the top of the hill overlooking the town. There are spectacular views from here.

11 Km
Medium

CASARES – VULTURE RESTAURANT

CASARES – VULTURE RESTAURANT
hill Walk

This is a circular walk mainly on good, wide tracks through mixed woodland to the site of the vulture restaurant where griffon vultures are fed by the Ayuntamiento. The walk continues around the valley with fantastic views of Estepona and beyond.

13 Km
Medium

BENAHAVÍS – MONTEMAYOR

BENAHAVÍS – MONTEMAYOR
hill Walk

This is a circular walk from the Benahavis Hills Country Club to the ancient ruined castle at the peak of Montemayor (579m). At the summit there are uninterrupted views of the coast from Marbella to Estepona which has given the site a valued strategic significance throughout history.

10.5 Km
Medium to Heavy

EL POZUELO

EL POZUELO
hill Walk

This is a scenic, circular walk into the hills to the north of the hotel ‘Refugio de Juanar’. A long, single-file climb is required but the wonderful mountain views in this peaceful, sheltered area are well worth the effort.

8 Km
Medium

RONDA – LA TORRECILLA

RONDA – LA TORRECILLA
hill Walk

La Torrecilla (1,919 metres) lies south-east of Ronda and is the highest peak in the Sierra de Las Nieves national park. This is the hardest walk on the U3A calendar. It should not be attempted unless you have sufficient endurance to walk solidly for 6 hours. Please note the earlier starting time of 9:00am.

15 Km
Heavy

MONDA CIRCUIT

MONDA CIRCUIT
hill Walk

A circular walk across farmland and open countryside around Monda with splendid mountain views. The route sets out past the Monda castle (now a hotel) towards the former Gun and Country Club before returning to Monda via an old mule trail.

11.2 Km
Medium

EL CANUTO AND LOS BAÑOS DE LA HEDIONDA

EL CANUTO AND LOS BAÑOS DE LA HEDIONDA
hill Walk

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 there will be an opportunity to bathe in the Baños de la Hedionda. This tiny spa, fed by a naturally sulpurous hot spring, reputedly cured Julius Caesar of his scabies and is still used by locals.

9 Km
Medium to Heavy