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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This is a circular walk mainly on a good, wide track, going through mixed woodland, to the site of the vulture restaurant where griffon vultures are fed by the Ayuntamiento. The walk reaches a point with fantastic views of Estepona and beyond.
LA BOLA DE MIJAS
This rather heavy hill walk is a linear walk with a continuous climb along a track weaving through the pine forest at Alhaurín El Grande, passing the Casa Forestal, to the top of La Bola. Definitely for the fit walker.
THE BLUE QUARRY
The walk “las canteras azules”starts by taking an upwards path through a 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
ERMITA DE LOS MONJES
This walk reaches a point with great views of Marbella, Puerto Banús and across to Gibraltar on a clear day. There is some climbing particularly at the beginning of approx. 200 metres.
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.