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Walk Details

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Istan Embalse

Start Point:
Meet in Istán at the Bodega/Rest SUDAMERICA next to the church at 10.30 for coffee. Take the A7 towards Marbella and just after Marbella (on the A7 and NOT the AP7) take exit 176 and follow the A7176 (ISTAN) for 13 kms into the hills. As you arrive in the village, just after the first curve, keep right, up a very short slope, signposted PLAZA DEL CALVARIO. Immediately after turn left and you will arrive at a parking place. Park here, 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 (Plaza de la Iglesia). First bar/rest to your left is SUDAMERICA. If the bar is closed meet outside the church.
10 km Duration: 3-3.5 hours hrs
Meet Point:
10:30 Leader: Charlotte Sokjer
We did this walk 2 years ago. It´s a circular walk. Before we set out we will walk up to the mirador, from where we get the best view 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 both of the water and the surrounding 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. Please let me know who will join! Charlotte 639 07 00 43 /
952 58 19 16



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