El Torcal de Antequera is located about 4 km southward of Antequera. It is among the most important and unique of the karstic mountains in the province of Málaga, Spain and Europe, mainly for its geomorphology. The set is aligned from east to west having an area of 20 km2 and at its top is located one of the most beautiful karstic landscapes across Europe. It is characterized by the existence of a network of alleys and passageways, bridges and depressions that give a special beauty, and the appearance of a petrified city.
It was the first territory to be protected as a natural park in Andalusía in 1929. Refuge of multitude of birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, insects, plants and man since prehistoric times.
Season: All year.
The Sierra de las Nieves is an extension of 930 km2 with the Torrecilla peak as its highest point at 1919 m. The landscape is characterized by rugged relief, with sharp peaks and deep ravines. In many areas the rocks have been shaped by weather changes forming a karst.
The vegetation is very characteristic and include typical of Mediterranean, and high mountain communities . The forests consist mainly of holmoaks, galloaks, and corkoaks, but the key element of the park is the Abies Pinsapo. Also Yew tree, olive, chestnut, strawberry, and many more species. Among the bushes, lentiscs, cornicabra (Buglossoides arvensis ), myrtle, juniper, retamas groups, are common. The flora is noted for its beauty.
Among all the animal species in the park, the most emblematic is the Pyrenean goat, but other mammals such as deer, fox, wild boar, mongoose, genet, marten and bobcat can be found. We may also see amphibians, reptiles, birds, etc..
Season: All year
The Gaitanes Gorge, located in the Guadalhorce valley, between the villages of Alora, Antequera, and Ardales, is one of the most spectacular places in the province of Malaga. The centerpiece of the Natural Area is the deep crack eroded by the force of the Guadalhorce river, and his Caminito del Rey. The hanging road was built in 1905, and noted for his impresive and amazing beaty.
The fauna, flora, and the interaction that have occurred since the most remote times between man and the environment, complement the richness of this location.
Season: All year
It is impossible to describe in a few lines, and in depth, all the areas that exist in Andalusia, and Spain, not to mention outside theirs borders.
Below you will find some suggestions about different interpretative trails in and out of Spain. This section will be constantly updated and new links added. Click on each for more information.
What is included in Interpretative trails in Malaga ?
Guiding service and the collective technical gear. In some cases individual technical gear can be provided. Liability insurance and accident insurance for all participants.