There is no leader of the Sexi Senderistas. The routes are decided by discusion. There is no membersip. No money ever changes hands and anyone who comes on a walk does so at their own risk. Nobody necesarilly has any expertise, professional skills, common sense, legal knowledge. etc So if someone tells you to jump in the lake and you do so and end up drowning don't come crying to us!
The disclaimer text below is written by Steve. He is not the leader of the group (there is no leader) and is only expressing an opinion. (although a valid opinion which most people would agree with). By expressing this opinion it does not make him legally responsible for anything and not liable to pay compensation for anything whatsoever.
Los Sexi Senderistas hiking group, which includes Los Sexi Ramblers ("Sexi" was the name the Phoenicians gave to what is now Almueñcar), is a group of friends that enjoy hiking in the mountains, usually within an hour or so's drive of Almuñecar.
None of us is a qualified hiking guide, nor do we have group insurance. We happen to know some routes and we are happy for others to come along with us. However, if you want guided hikes led by qualified and insured guides, there are a number in the area who have websites and would no doubt be happy to discuss the situation with you if you contact them.
If you are considering coming on one of our hikes, we ask that you read the following to find out more about what you can and cannot expect. By coming on any hike, you are deemed to have read, understood and accepted what is outlined in this list.
All our routes are in the mountains and involve ascents and descents that can be both steep and long, including the occasional moderate scramble. Underfoot conditions are usually rocky and stony, including loose stones that can make things slippery. Hiking poles can help. The routes for Los Sexi Ramblers are easier and shorter with less cumulative ascent but most of these characteristics apply to their routes as well.
Although one or more of us will know the route we are taking (unless otherwise indicated in the e-mail announcing the hike) we may not have done the route for many months or even years, so we cannot guarantee that the quality of the paths or tracks will not have changed.
We recommend you wear proper hiking boots or hiking shoes on all our hikes.
You need to bring with you water and food sufficient for your needs. We very rarely pass shops or bars along any of our routes, so you should bring all you need. We recommend a minimum of 1 litre of water in the winter and 2 litres of water in the spring, summer and autumn, but only you know precisely how much you need. Please do not underestimate the importance of carrying enough water. If you do not bring enough you will endanger others as well as yourself if other people end up sharing their water with you.
During the winter it can be very cold in the mountains even if the temperature on the coast is warm enough to sit on the beach. You are recommended to carry waterproofs, fleeces and hats/gloves in your rucksack on all hikes between December and March.
Los Sexi Senderistas hike twice a week between roughly mid-September and mid-June. In the summer, it is generally too hot for the group to hike, although a small number of us will hike all year. We have a hike every Sunday and a midweek hike as well, usually on a Thursday.
As a rough guide, Los Sexi Senderistas' hikes range in length between 10km (approx.. 6 miles) and 24km (15miles) and involve ascent and descent of between 500m (approx. 1,625 feet) and 1,100m (approx. 3,575 feet). Hiking time ranges between 4 and 6 hours, plus stops to take on water and a lunch stop.
Los Sexi Ramblers is new and does not yet have an established pattern of frequency of hikes. Its routes generally will range between 6km (just under 4 miles) and 11km (just under 7 miles) with ascents and descents between 200m (approx. 700 feet) and 600m (just under 2,000 feet). Hiking times are likely to range between 3 and 5 hours, plus water and lunch stops.
A couple of days before each hike an email will be sent out to those on our circulation list and will also appear on our Facebook page. The email is intended to provide some basic information about the hike as well as the meeting point and time. Please read the details of each hike carefully as some are harder than others.