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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Alora - El Hacho - 2

Start Point:
Venta Fuente de Higuera, Alora Take the A7 to Malaga and keep left onto the new bypass. Take the exit onto the A357 s/p Campillos. Continue on A357 until you see sign A343 Alora, take slip road. At T jct turn right, no sign for Alora only Pizarra. Continue straight on, do not take turning for Pizarra.. Do not take turning on left s/p Alora unless you know the town. At T jct turn left. Los Caballos Restaurant on corner. At next jct turn left to Alora. Go up the hill into village. At roundabout with Moorish gateway in middle go straight over s/p Carratraca. Continue for 1 Km to Venta Fuente de Higuera. Park here and meet for coffee and boot up.
Grade:
Hard
Distance:
11 km Duration: 4.5 hrs
Meet Point:
Venta Higuera del Fuente, Alora
Time:
10:30 Leader: Julie & Lawrence
After leaving the Venta we follow a minor road towards the sports grounds before turning off onto a narrow track that leaves the village. We come out onto a broad track that slowly climbs around the side of the mountain. We leave this onto a narrow track through some farm land and start to climb steeply up. This track has a very loose surface so care needs to be taken. Do enjoy the views in all directions. We reach a broad track again which climbs slowly up. At a junction we turn right. We will walk 2 km to the top of El Hacho, here there is an optional extra to the Cross that overlooks Alora. We then return to the junction. The route proceeds downhill on a tarmac road following the other side of the mountain which links up with a wide track back to Alora and then to the Venta. Sticks advisable in places. Total climb 575 m. Approx 4 hours including stops
Contact:
951 31 11 14, 0044 7436015300 juliemackinder@talktalk.net

 

 

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