Marbella 4Days Walking
Marbella 4Days Walking is an annual event which has become a firm favourite with Marbellis and visitors from right across Europe. Every year, the number of participants increases. Here, we provide details and images of recent events.
Marbella 4Days Walking is usually held in October - a month where the weather on the Costa del Sol is ideal for walking. There are a number of different routes to choose from over the four days, most of which are 20 or 30 kilometres in length. There is alsoi live entertainment on the terraces above the Puerto Deportivo and in the Avenida del Mar, just off of the Paseo Maritimo. The atmosphere in Marbella over the four days is amazing.
The event is not just for adults. There are also special routes for children between 4 and 12. Hans Wohl and Clarie Wohl-Morks, the organizers of the event, do a marvelous job and the all the money raised goes to two local charities - Cudeca and the Triple A animal rescue centre. The Marbella Ayuntamiento (local government) are happy to help with road signs, security and medical assistance over these four days.
The final day (Sunday) is always very special. Marbella's Paseo Maritimo becomes the "Via Gladiolo" for the day, with walkers finishing their walk at a special arch in front of the tourist office next to the Glorietta fountain. The Gladiolus flower was the Roman symbol of victory and everyone gathers mid afternoon to cheer the walkers as they complete their walk followed by a great party.
Click here for the Marbella 4Days Walking Website
Marbella 4Days Walking 2017
This year's Marbella 4Days Walking was held between 12 - 15 October and we have no doubt everyone would agree that the weather was perfect for walking. Incredibly, over 2,000 took part this year. The atmosphere on the terraces above the Puerto Deportivo was wonderful with great live music for everyone to enjoy.
On the final day, the popular "Via Gladiolo" attracted large crowds of spectators welcoming the finishers with cheers and the occasional Mexican wave along the Paseo Maritimo as the participants held their Gladiolus above their heads!!!!!