Interpretative trails in Malaga 2017-11-16T15:42:31+00:00

Interpretative Trails in Málaga

Interpretative trails in Málaga

If you’re after something a little more relaxed, and are interested in discovering more about Spain’s incredible biodiversity and its geology, ecosystems, and flora and fauna, then one of the many “Interpretative Trails” we offer is for you. Luis is a highly experienced professional mountain guide and botanist with formal training in “leave no trace” principles and local natural history, and these short trips with him are designed with a strong focus on the natural environment.

One of the benefits of visiting Spain is the abundance of beautiful natural parks, mountains and scenery, and the biodiversity that exists here, and there are very few places that come close to what Malaga and Andalucía have to offer. Enthusiasts travel from all over the world to spend time in the mountains and wilderness areas here, and nobody knows them better than Luis.

Most requested Interpretative Trails in Málaga

Interpretative trails in Málaga

Geological Interpretative Trails in El Torcal

Situated about 4km south of Antequera, the “Sierra del Torcal” is a small limestone mountain range that runs from East to West, separating the cities of Antequera and Malaga, and covering approximately 20km2. Its geomorphology makes it amongst the most unique and important mountain ranges to be found in the entire continent, and geologists travel from all over the world to visit El Torcal.

The upper level is home to one of Europe’s most beautiful karstic landscapes, with the eroded limestone creating the incredible “karst” formations that the area is famous for, characterised by the existence of a network of alleys and passageways, bridges and depressions that give the area the appearance of a petrified city, and a unique beauty.

In 1929 El Torcal was the first territory in Andalucía to be protected as a Natural Park. The area has been a refuge to a multitude of birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, insects and plants, and home to man, since prehistoric times.

Season: Year round.

Duration: 4h.

Biodiversity Trails in Sierra de las Nieves

La Sierra de las Nieves, encompassing an area of almost 940km2 and with a high point of 1919m (El Torrecilla), is a wonderfully scenic natural park that enjoys UNESCO Biosphere status. Characterised by the rugged relief of its landscape, its sharp peaks and its deep ravines, it also has many karstic zones where the limestone has been eroded into the distinctive formations that these areas are renowned for.

The unique vegetation includes elements typical to both Mediterranean and High Mountain areas. The main feature of the Park is the “Pinsapo”, or Mediterranean fir tree, together with several varieties of Oak, but we can also find Yew trees, Wild Olive trees, Horse Chestnut trees, Arbutus along with many more species.

Of all the animal species in the park, the most emblematic is the Ibex, but other mammals such as deer, fox, wild boar, mongoose, genet, marten and bobcat can be found too. We may also see amphibians and reptiles, and birds are abundant in the park.

Season: Year round.

Duration: 4h.

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