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GR 141 Stage 04 Benarrabá - Benaluría

Find out which stage is for you!
Find out which stage is for you!

Come to the Great Path!

With a Sea View
With a Sea View

Walk along the Stages of the Coastal Path

A Route throughout the Province
A Route throughout the Province

A 739 km-long Route and the First of its Kind in Andalusia

White Villages and Mountains
White Villages and Mountains

Varied Landscape along the Route

Walk and Get Better
Walk and Get Better

Every Stage means a Personal Challenge

GR 141 Stage 04 Benarrabá - Benaluría
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Trail Type Lineal
Distance 12280 m.
Estimated Time 5 h.
Net Head in Metres 1616 m.
Cumulative Elevation Gain 884 m.
Cumulative Elevation Loss 732 m.
Difficulty
Roughness of environment 1
Net Elevation 2
Route Difficulty 2
Guesthouse 4
Assessment according to MIDE
Itinerary
Summary
How to Access
Characteristics
Ways to tour
Towns
  • The fact that this section is shorter does not mean it demands less physical effort than the previous ones. The big gradients, ascent or descent, are continuous throughout the whole route, except the part within the meadow of La Escribana and San Juan inn. Even though this stretch is almost flat, it has some risks, like floods or landslides due to the river’s proximity and the route passing through unstable areas. It may be impossible at times to wade through Monardilla river, close to San Juan campsite, might be impossible due to river swellings. We will pass through the short stretch from the way MA-8305 (Algatocín-Jubrique) to the point where the path splits from the hill walking on the roadside and taking shortcuts in a couple of curves, so we will need to be careful with cars. From the meadow of La Escribana to Benalauría, we will run into the GR-249 Gran Senda de Málaga but in the opposite direction. We highly recommend using telescopic poles.

  • Characteristics

    Type of Section Length % of total
    Longitud Total 12280
    Asphalt or Cement Sections of the Path 926 8 %
    Track or Forest Track Sections 5409 44 %
    Footpath Sections 5945 48 %
    Livestock Track Sections 3561 29 %
  • Ways to tour

    On food. Regarding the kind of transport which can be used along different stages of the path, these are divided in those that can be crossed on foot, on a mountain bike, or on a horse. Nevertheless, there is to know that you can walk along the entire stage when this class of routes is indicated, but if you decide to travel on a mountain bike or horse, there is to check that there are no temporary restrictions or town regulations that do not allow their use at some parts of a stage, and then choose alternative way. We also underline that riding a mountain bike on some stages may include travelling by uneven or steep road surface, which requires some or a lot of effort.
    • On foot
  • Towns

    Benarrabá

    Where to eat

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    Where to stay

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    Benalauría

    Where to eat

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    Where to stay

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Spots along the trail

From the starting position

No. Waypoint Ref. UTM / height Partial Route Distance Partial Route Walking Time
1 Inicio vereda 30S

x=36.5508499337586
y=-5.27274769109965

300 m 10 min.
2 La escribana 30S

x=36.5490210245607
y=-5.25848489006353

2400 m 35 min.
3 Fin de pasarelas 30S

x=36.558973646687
y=-5.24213919654926

2400 m 1hr. 15 min.
4 Venta San Juan 30S

x=36.5670577006733
y=-5.24313273276903

1300 m 30 min.
5 Pista de monte público 30S

x=36.5707277621334
y=-5.24830071614383

700 m 20 min.
6 Bailadero 30S

x=36.5889139912038
y=-5.25508723548194

3000 m 1hr. 30 min.
7 Fin de la etapa 30S

x=36.5944991852594
y=-5.26141972867094

2200 m 40 min.