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Ronda La Cazalla - Pilar de Cartajima- Coto Alto - Tajo del Abanico

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Trail stats

Distance
9.98 mi
Elevation gain
1,860 ft
Technical difficulty
Moderate
Elevation loss
1,726 ft
Max elevation
3,257 ft
TrailRank 
63 4.3
Min elevation
1,959 ft
Trail type
One Way
Moving time
3 hours 44 minutes
Time
4 hours 29 minutes
Coordinates
2831
Uploaded
January 7, 2018
Recorded
January 2018
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near Ronda, Andalucía (España)

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Itinerary description

Circular route starting at Finca La Cazalla in the Camino del Tajo del Abanico, heading up the pretty track towards Barrio San Francisco and then out into the campo again, following a track to the Pilar de Cartajima. Pretty countryside, a nice route. From there we crossed the Ronda Algeciras road and entered the Coto Alto estate. A fairly uninteresting section until we re-entered the spectacular Tajo del Abanico to complete our walk. NB. Coto Alto is well known for not wanting anyone to use the public access caminos that cross their finca. Make sure you have a photo of the Ajuntamiento access sign handy on your phone and the local police telephone number, should you encounter any unfriendly locals!

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Cliffs on the way up to Barrio San Francisco

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Cross straight over at the bins at the top of the track.

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We have crossed the ring road and heading gently uphill.

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Pilar de Cartajima

A great place to stop for a drink!

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The Ronda - Algeciras road, which we must cross.

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Access point to Coto Alto seen on the opposite side of the road

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Winding our way up and down through Coto Alto, keep any dogs on leads. Weird reservoir!

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This was the wrong way! Go back 50m and open the wire gate to go down the slope to the double animal control gate at the bottom of the tricky slope. The owners really don't want to make it easy!!

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This is the right point of entry.

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Down the slippery slope!

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Fork in the path - next time we'll try the other one!

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This is the right way, towards Tajo del Abanico

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  • Photo of La Cazalla
    La Cazalla Jan 7, 2018

    A great circular route, sadly spoiled by meeting the miserable owner (?) of Coto Alto. We totally understand and respect the rules of crossing private land, if everyone has a positive attitude these difficult situations will not arise.

  • Photo of Carlos Lebrun B. Ronda
    Carlos Lebrun B. Ronda Jun 18, 2019

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    Esta ruta es muy chula. Es mejor y muy deseable hacerla acompañado ya que es muy solitaria y ante cualquier eventualidad es mejor no estar solo/a. Cuidar nuestro entorno!!!

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