Thousands of visitors from all over the World are expected to be attending the ‘Four days of walking Marbella event’ – that is taking place from the 10th until the 13th of October.

The hikers can choose between two routes this year, 20 or 30 kilometers a day during the 4 days. Those who complete will receive a ‘walking medal.’

This is the third year that the event is taking place in Spain and it is generating quite a buzz.

The CO2 neutral event is raising money for two local charities. The animal protection charity Triple A and the Arboretum Marbella, a locally based conservation project.

Origins - Vierdaagse of Nijmegen

Four day hiking Marbella

The event has its origins in the Netherlands, the oldest city in the Netherlands, the city of Nijmegen to be exact.

Over the years the ‘Vierdaagse of Nijmegen’  has grown in popularity, with some 47,000 participants  attending last year’s event. The numbers have been growing every year.

It is currently the largest multi-day walking event in the world.

The aim of which is stress the importance of walking as a healthy recreation not just for ourselves, but for the community as a whole.

The Marbella Route

Temperatures have dropped, the golden tones of Autumn are abound – you couldn’t hope for better walking conditions than those on offer in Marbella.


The event has been divided up into four days of walking. Each day covering 20kms or 30kms. All of the routes are relatively straightforward and designed to give the visitor a good feel of what Marbella has to offer.

For more information on the 20kms routes and on the 30kms routes.

For more information and to volunteer for the walk – website

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John Kramer
Posted by John Kramer
John is the marketing and content manager for Having travelled extensively, John settled in a small Spanish village over fourteen years ago. Interested in anything to do with the outdoors, sports, current affairs, travel and new technologies. John loves nothing more than losing himself in the mountains for a few days.