Nature walks in Andalusia
Nature walks in Andalusia
Marbella Town Hall organizes walks through nature reserves, parks, mountains and other outdoor areas in Andalusia at very reasonable prices called Salidas Abiertas.
This is a great way to discover the nature that exists along the Costa del Sol and Andalusia as well as a wonderful opportunity to meet locals and practice your Spanish.
To participate you must register at the Environment delegation (marbella.es/medioambiente/) or call 95 276 57 24.
2012 Spring schedule: MARCHMarch 4:
Ronda - Arriate - intermediate - 16 Km - 12 euroMarch 10 and 11:
Parque Natural de Despeñaperros - Barranco de Valdeazores and Sendero del Empedraillo - intermediate - 19km - 50 euro March 18:
Sierra Blanca - Istán - Ojén - intermediate/advanced - 11km - 12 euroAPRILApril 1:
Sierra Blanca - La Concha - eadvanced - 14km - 6 euroApril 15:
Nature Park Los Alcornocales - La Sauceda - Aljibe-Picacho - intermediate / advanced - 11km - 12 euroApril 21 and 22:
Nature Park Sierra de Grazalema - Benaojan - Villaluenga del Rosario - intermediate/advanced - 18km - 50 euroMAY May 5 - 12:
Camino de Santiago from Fonfria to Santiago de Compostela - advanced - 140 km - 250 euroMay 20:
Nature Park Sierra Crestellina - intermediate - 9 km - 12 euro* There seems to be a discrepancy with this day's walk. It has been announced that the walk will be to Parque Natural de Los Alcornocales - intermediate/advanced - 11km. However, the website reflects the walk to Sierra Crestellina. Please call 952 76 57 24 to confirm.May 27:
Nature Park Sierra de Grazalema - Benaojan - Cueva del Gato - Montejaque - intermediate - 13 km - 12 euroJUNEJune 2 and 3:
Nature Park Bahía de Cadiz - easy - 10km - 50 euro
* In order to participate in these activities you must register at the Delegación de Medio Ambiente or call 952 76 57 24. Registrations are accepted Monday to Thursday the week before each trip, with the exception of full weekend trips, in which registration may be made two weeks in advance.
If you are interested in participating in any of these organized nature walks, please read the Rules and Regulations:1. Age
Children aged 14 years and up may participate in the walks provided they hold a DNI card. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult who takes full responsibility of the child´s behavior and must be present at the same time as registering for the walk and sign an authorization that they are the parents or the guardian of the child. This procedure is not required for Family Day walks.2. Physical condition
All participants must be at the appropriate physical condition to the difficulty and distances of each walk. The Organization may refuse participation for technical reasons.3. Transport
The Organization provides buses. Participants cannot use their private vehicles. The distribution of seating and stops (roundtrip) on the buses are fixed according to the exclusive criteria of the Organization. 4. Registration
In order to participate in the activities it is necessary to register at the Delegación de Medio Ambiente or call 952 765 724.
Registration is open from Monday to Thursday the week before each walk, except for the walk on weekends in which registration opens two weeks before the walk.
In order to register you will be provided with a reservation number that you must use to deposit the appropriate fee to the following bank account: Banco Popular 0075 3070 10 0661793665.
Once the deposit is made it is necessary to send the stub by fax or email to 952 821 323 / firstname.lastname@example.org 5. Discounts
Holders of the CARNET Joven Euro<26 card may receive a 25% discount on any of the program activities.6. Cancellations and Reimbursements
In case of bad weather the Organization will cancel the activity and send an SMS message to each of the participants the day before the walk and will organize a new date for the walk.
Once an activity is paid for the participant may only recuperate their fees if the Organization is notified 72 hours in advance of the walk.7. Animals
No animals are permitted on the walks.8. Accident insurance
Accidents are covered by insurance from MAPFRE. The Delegación de Medio Ambiente manages the Licencia Autonómica de la Federación Andaluza de Montañismo (Andalusian Mountaineering Federation Autonomous License) at a cost of 30 euros per year, which covers any outdoor activity. Holders of this license will be covered by said license and receive a 2 euro discount a day in each of the activities of this program.
For more details
Tel: 95 276 57 24