Marbella-Puerto Banus (departure from the promenade next to Fuerte Marbella and Fuerte Miramar hotels)
This is a magnificent 12 km (return) route, taking approximately 3 hours on foot. Alternatively, it is an excellent route for running or going by bike (1 hour). It has a low level of difficulty as the route follows the promenade along the shores of Marbella.
Trekking in Juanar ( 20 minutes by car)
Juanar Refuge is a magnificent natural setting with fantastic views across the sea and leafy woods. Several routes, ideal for those who love trekking, start from here.
These include the route from Puerto Rico Bajo to Juanar viewpoint, 8 km long and with a low-medium level of difficulty. You can also pick up the route further up, driving up to Juanar Refuge, making it a one-hour stroll with a low level of difficulty.
On the other hand, if you want to go on to the end of the route, you can walk the 8 kilometres to La Cruz del Juanar, medium-high level of difficulty, and taking about four hours.
Another popular route leaves from Juanar Refuge to La Concha, the highest peak in the Sierra Blanca range, which shelters Marbella from the North winds. This route is 14 km long and takes 5 hours, with a high level of difficulty, climbing up to La Concha Peak, from where there are spectacular views.
José Lima Route (departure 20 min from the hotel)
This circular route, 8 km long, goes along the path which takes its name from the former Forest Guard for the area. It starts about 500 m from Juanar Refuge, with a medium level of difficulty and runs through the Pinsapos (Spanish Fir woods) amd Fuente del Pozuelo for about three hours.