Walking Holidays & other holiday Activities in Malaga Province, Andalucia, Spain

The walks and holidays described on Walking in Andalucia listed on the menu to the left, have been created for guests a Fuegoblanco but are available for the personal use of any walker wishing to explore the area.

All walks are in mountainous areas of inland Andalucia, Spain; all in the province of Malaga and, mostly in the region around the white village of Alora and El Chorro. Be aware that weather conditions in the mountains can deteriorate rapidly. Always try to get a reliable forcast for the area prior to beginning your walk. Before setting out walkers should make sure they have the correct equipment,maps,compass, stout boots, protection from the sun or from the cold depending on weather conditions.It is always wise to let someone know your proposed route and estimated time of return from the walk. Always carry enough water to prevent dehydration.

Maps referred to are available from Centro Nacional de Informacion Geografica www.cnig.es

cat   Private rural hotel (see location map). - perfect base for walking, climbing, birdwatching, cycling and sun worshipping alike. This area has some of the most fantastic and little known walks in all of Spain. Walk up El Hacho, the hill towering over Alora, to see the valley spread out before you and the mountains in the east. North from here it is a few kilometres to El Chorro, Bobastro, and the lakes; good areas for a gentle stroll or something more demanding. A little further away there are very different areas on offer. There are pretty walks in the Sierra of Mijas to the south; routes through mature woodlands in the natural park in the mountains of Malaga to the east; or dramatic mountain and valley pathways in the Sierra de las Nieves to the west. 

For guests at Fuegoblanco we can arrange guided walks

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Climbing
The El Chorro area is very popular for climbing. A world class site for sports climbers it isElChorro Gorge considered one of the most famous and remarkable rock climbing areas in Europe with over 500 bolted climbing routes, mostly graded difficult. Routes are all accessible on foot from El Chorro village. Climbs here include steep walls, fully bolted multi-pitch routes and slab climbs.

Please consult the relevant specialist guidebooks for more detail or,visit the Rock and Sun website

If your looking for a combination of walking and climbing you will find excellent walks in this area. See some of the routes listed on the right of this page

Horse Riding, another great way to experience the countryside

This is wonderful riding country.Stay at Fuegoblanco and we can arrange for riding or lessons suitable for people at most levels.


Cycling


Why not take a day or two to explore by pedal power? At Fuegoblanco we have bicycles available; please telephone, or e-mail us for details. 


Birdwatching
The Guadalahorce valley, an area rich in birdlife. From the terraces at Fuegoblanco you can watch flocks of serrins, hoopoes feeding or green parakeets quarrelling in the trees. Walk to the bottom of the finca and watch herons, egrets, the occasional kingfisher and many others on the river. Or travel a few kilometres to El Chorro gorge and Bobastro to see vultures and peregrines. A little further north is Teba gorge, home to several species of eagles; and lagoons where flamingos come to breed in spring. Or you can see sea birds and waders in the natural park at the mouth of the Guadalahorce river near Malaga.

           Hoopoe bird, pictured on the right


Painting
Come in spring for vivid greens, spring flowers and almond blossom; come in summer for Mediterranean browns and ochres; or come in autumn for the first flush of green on parched earth as the rains begin. You can watch the colours change on the mountains from here, or go further afield for the dramatic greys of El Chorro gorge or the extraordinary light in the sierras towards Ronda. 

Sightseeing
Fuego Blanco is a good location to give you a wide choice of day trips. Take the train to Malaga and walk the castle walls for spectacular views, explore the tapas bars, and wander through the winding streets of the old town. Visit the peaceful Generalife water gardens and the Alhambra palace in Granada. See the dramatic bridge joining the two cliffs on which Ronda is built; the cave village of Setenil; and the picturesque town of Antequerra, with a rich history dating back 4000 years. For more natural sights, try Torcal National Park with its weird rock formations, the drama of El Chorro gorge, or the beautiful scenery around El Burgo. Or, to get a taste of an unspoilt Spanish town, spend some time in Alora, a typical “Pueblo Blanco” with whitewashed houses spilling down the hillside from a Moorish castle. 

Sunworship
Laze by our pool with views of the mountains, on one of our terraces, or under a shady lemon tree. If you like the sea, our favourite beaches are in Malaga City, or, popular beaches at Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, and Marbella are easily reached by car or public transport. For a less developed coastline, take the spectacular drive east from Nerja to the pretty bay of La Herradura; taking time to visit the amazing caves at Nerja on the way. 

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