Malaga has much more to offer than just beaches and sun for tourists. That’s why we reveal some excursions around Malaga that will broaden your perspective on this magnificent and beautiful land.
Excursion to the Caminito del Rey
The Caminito del Rey is one of the main tourist attractions of the province. And no wonder! It is a route along wooden paneled walkways attached to the rock and suspended at high altitude. It runs through the Gaitanes Gorge, a canyon located between the municipalities of Ardales, Álora and Antequera. This vertiginous route was one of the most dangerous in the world, as it lacked handrails and was half collapsed due to the passage of time. But in 2015, all the walkways and bridges were completely renovated and conditioned to be able to visit it in a totally safe way. The excursions to the Caminito del Rey require prior reservation, which can be made directly through the official website caminitodelrey.info.
Excursion to Frigiliana and Nerja
It is certainly one of the most popular villages in Malaga. Frigiliana is a village of white houses of unparalleled beauty, which still retains a part of the traditional Moorish architecture in Spain. Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol, with wide beaches, cliffs and a beautiful old town. This excursion can be done by yourself from Malaga by car – 1 hour drive. Between Nerja and Frigiliana there is only 15 minutes by car, so it is worth visiting both places in the same day. There are also private companies such as Civitatis, which organize 1-day bus tours to Frigiliana and Nerja from Malaga.
Excursion to Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas
If you visit the province of Malaga, you can not miss the imposing city of Ronda and the peculiar village of Setenil de las Bodegas, although the latter belongs to Cadiz, there is little distance from one place to another. Ronda is located in the gorge of the Tagus River, which separates the new part of the old town. It offers a landscape and architecture of great beauty that is worth visiting. It will leave you speechless! For its part, Setenil de las Bodegas is a village with a lot of charm, since part of its houses are inside the rock, something quite curious. The municipality is small, so you will see it very quickly. But we recommend you to go for tapas in the bars and restaurants of Calle Cuevas de Sol and Calle Cuevas de Sombra. You must try the shrimp omelettes, a typical dish of the area.
Catamaran ride in Malaga
For lovers of the sea and water adventures, there are numerous companies that offer catamaran excursions in Malaga. This getaway can be a different way to see the city of Malaga and its surroundings from the sea. Surely you can find different catamaran or boat routes on the Internet. Another option is to book from the hotel for greater convenience. Many lodges offer excursions and outings with their own guides or act as intermediaries.
El Torcal de Antequera Route
This route is perfect for those who love hiking and nature. El Torcal is one of the most impressive landscapes of Malaga. It is a rock formation that was once under the sea. Water and wind have shaped this unique-looking rock complex, which offers several hikes of varying levels of difficulty. There are a couple of simple routes that can be done even with the family. The easiest one is 1 ‘5 kilometers long and is marked with green markers. There is another one of 3 kilometers indicated on the road with yellow marks.
Quad biking excursion to Sierra de las Nieves National Park
If you like motoring, adventure and mountains, we recommend you to visit the Sierra de las Nieves National Park, a protected natural area that is about half an hour’s drive from Marbella. It can be visited on your own, although there may be some restrictions. Or hire the excursions offered by several private companies. Among them are excursions by quad or buggy, two very interesting alternatives for the more adventurous.
Guided tour and oil tasting in Alhaurín el Grande
Did you know that olive oil is a highly valued commodity in Malaga? Alhaurín el Grande, located in the foothills of the mountain range with the same name, has a unique environment for oil production and still preserves some old oil mills. The best known is Aceites Molisur, where the oil museum is located and it is possible to enjoy a tasting. The Molino de la Paca, a century-old family-owned olive mill, also offers guided tours and gastronomic tastings. Another interesting oil mill is the Moorish Molino de los Corchos, located on the outskirts of Alhaurín el Grande, on the course of the Fahala River, a tributary of the Guadalhorce. This mill is probably the oldest, dating back to the end of the 15th century.
As you can see, this Andalusian province offers a great variety of activities and routes. Whichever of these excursions in Malaga you choose, you are sure to be surprised. Enjoy this magnificent land!
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