R-6 Sendero de los cazadores
To the south of 'Cerro de Castillejo', at an altitude of approx. 925 metres. It is possible to access this point via the road that leads to the television repeater from the A-368 road in the district of 'Mijas'.
'Puerto Viejo', at an altitude of 625 metres.
The route up to 'Puerto Viejo' is just over 5 km long.
The route goes across the highest areas of the mountain range from the east to the west. As soon as you leave the road, the route descends down the slope to find the small valley of the 'Arroyo de las Cañitas' (Cañitas Brook), and after passing the watershed, it runs by the side of the 'Arroyo del Quejigal' (Gall-Oak Brook), in order to go under the 'Tajos de la Sabia' cliffs at the crossing with Route 4.
In this first section, the route crosses kermes oak and pine trees dotted around at the highest point from where you will see small groups of bushy looking oaks and little else in terms of vegetation. A little further down, the route crosses a dense mass of pine trees in which some sections become completely covered to form a kind of tunnel. The descending slopes from Calamorro hill and 'Cerro del Moro' towards the previously mentioned brooks, conserve the most dense and extensive masses of pines and brushwood on the mountain range.
From the crossing with Route 4, the slope of this route becomes easier. The route goes under the 'Tajos de la Sabia' cliffs and passes underneath the cliff of 'Tajo del Quejigal', which can only be perceived from this point. The vegetation is made up of a rosemary patch that is dotted with dense masses of kermes oak, pine trees and some junipers, which are the elements that stand out most.
The route turns towards the north after passing the 'Tajos de la Sabia' cliffs, and descends sharply down to the crossing with Route 3. From here, the slope becomes easier again and leads the route round to a small hill located to the east, which is covered by a thick mass of pines.
Then the route turns towards the west, after ascending by a quarry of dolomite rocks to continue throughout the terraced reforestation. You will then find a slight uphill slope that gives access to 'Cerro Guerrero' (or Guerrero Hill), from where you can enjoy a view of the entire route.
From here, there are only around 500 metres left to reach 'Puerto Viejo'. The route is practically horizontal and it is possible to see the path of Route 2, the dense mass of pines at the headwaters of the brook at 'Puerto Viejo', as well as a good view of the east side of the Calamorro.
Address : Carretera
Town : Benalmádena
Province : Málaga
Surroundings : Mountain
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