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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Istan Embalse

Start Point:
Meet in Istán, at the Bodega/Rest SUDAMERICA next to the church approx. 10.30 for coffee.(Another rest/bar was mentioned earlier, but had to be replaced by this one, due to a change in opening hours) From Torreblanca station take the A7 towards Marbella, don´t go in to the centre of town but continue out towards Puerto Banus. Where the road splits keep the right lane A7. Before you get to Puerto Banus you go through a tunnel. Immediately after the tunnel take first exit at Km 176 signposted Istan A7176. At first R/A turn right, and at 2nd R/A turn left. Go past the Manuel Santana tennis centre and keep going up, following signs for Istan. From the main road it´s 13 kms. As you arrive in the village, just after the first curve, keep right, up a very short slope, signposted PLAZA DEL CALVARIO. Immediately afer turn left and you will arrive at a parking place. We will park here and boot up and continue walking into the centre (a few minutes walk). Just follow downhill. Just after Pepe Vida´s bar turn right and you will find yourself at the village church square. First bar/rest to your left is SUDAMERICA.
Grade:
Moderate
Distance:
10 km Duration: 3-3.5 hours hrs
Meet Point:
Istan square
Time:
10:30 Leader: Charlotte Sokjer
This is a circular walk. Before we set out we will walk up to the mirador, from where we get the best sight of the whole reservoir LA CONCEPCIÓN, an almost Fjord-like landscape. From here we start our walk down to the water. This part is quite steep at times,if the rains have been heavy it could be full of small stones. Sticks are a definite help. Views are absolutely amazing. Once down by the water we continue for a while on a small (and very narrow) path alongside the reservoir, all the time enjoying spectacular views of the lake and the mountains. From there we turn uphill until we reach the chapel of San Miguel,a perfect place for our lunch. The return to the village is done from the other side, through the mountains, on a broader path and with equally pleasant views. Charlotte 952 58 19 16 / 639 07 00 43 chsokjer@hotmail.com
Contact:
952 58 19 16 chsokjer@hotmail.com

 

 

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