A Stroll On a Mountain

Translated by Hannah Skilton — 5 years ago

Original text by Laurie Lambert

If you fancy taking a stroll (not a hike) through the forest and mountains I would recommend going to Fuensanta. The walk can vary from two to five hours.

You start at Fuensanta and you finish wherever you fancy! Personally, I like to finish generally at the El Ermita de San Antonio museum or at the botanical garden where lots of Spanish people meet up and have barbecues, in Algezares, the following village. You can also carry on walking for two more hours and end up at a castle. To get to Fuensanta you can catch the number 50 bus with Latbus. You can also get off at the stop at Alberca, a village at the bottom of Fuensanta, then climb up by foot up to Fuensanta where the trail starts. There are buses every hour, even on Sundays! I would suggest doing the walk when it's not too hot, when it's a bit cloudy, and when you fancy doing something a bit different to just going to the cinema.

A Stroll On a Mountain

To get back, there's the number 26 and 6 bus which leaves from Algezares (the village). You should come back down the mountain towards the village, which takes about fifteen minutes. I've never been up to the castle so I can't tell you which bus to get back on. The trails are signposted, but they're not always indicated very well, but it is difficult to get lost as the path follows the road. I recommend making a brief stop at the Centro de la Luz, which is a museum and restaurant with a panoramic terrace, which is on a nearby road to Fuensanta. It's the ideal place to take a break and relax with a caña (glass of beer), with a view of Murcia city. If you want to go there on a Sunday, make sure you reserve a table using this site.

A Stroll On a Mountain

Have a good walk!

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New discoveries

Translated by Beth Pearson — 4 years ago

Original text by Laurie Lambert

I returned to Algezares not long ago. I started the walk on this level. There, there is a new tourism office where you can get maps of the mountain. It is just in front of the botanical park where there are plenty of hot plates for barbecues. There are plenty of Spaniards on bank holidays!

New discoveries

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You can get off at the final bus stop of the one which goes to Algezares (the 59 I think). Pay attention. The 50 passes by there but it isn't the final destination! Don't be mistaken! After, you head towards the right and head up the direction of the mountain. There is a path with a wooden ramp right across and you arrive at the tourism office. Then, you can do several walks.

Head up to Relojero or go on a shorter walk. You have to return through Las Navetas or la Fuensanta. Personally, I always get lost and last time, I returned through the Cresta del Gallo! It's quite far and it wasn't on the map anymore! The problem is that the maps aren't very precise...

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