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Torcal de Antequera tour from Malaga

Created with Sketch. Calle Ordoñez 2, Málaga, Spain
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Duration

5 Hours

Cancellation

Up to 10 days

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Espanol

Overview

Torcal de Antequera hiking tour from Malaga

The trip to El Torcal de Antequera from Malaga.

In the Torcal de Antequera hiking tour, we will pick you up in the city center with the van (meeting point: calle ordoñez 2). We will depart to Torcal de Antequera, the first Natural Park in Málaga and WORLD HERITAGE SITE by the UNESCO.

We are in a small group (8 people max.) so you will have the chance to know each other in the way (most of our guests are independent travellers from all around the world).

During the trip we will cross the Guadalmedina and Villanueva de la Concepción valleys, where you can enjoy the typical andalusian landscape with olive trees, almond trees and green beans crops.

The hike in Torcal de Antequera.

After a 50 minutes drive we will start the hike beside the natural park center. You will skip the busy hours and we will be alone or almost alone in the trail. The trail we have chosen crosses the most beautiful rock formations: the camel, the sphinx, the robot, the cathedrals and the famous screw, a protected Natural Monument in the park.

As we start the hike early in the morning is easy to see wild goats, the main mammal in this natural park. It is easy to see them in groups at the top of the rock formations. Advancing slowly along the trail we will cross the best view points of the natural park. In the place, we will interpretate the landscape and understand the geologic processes that made these stunning rock formations.

We will leave the common paths to discover surprising figures made in the stones during the last million fo years. We will find ammonites, fossils and view points with stunning scenery. You can not find this kind of landscape in other parts of Europe or America. That´s why is so unique and singular.

At the last part of the hike we will reach a  breathtaking view point. From there we can see griffon vultures. The vultures have their nets very close so it is easy to see them flying around. They are very big birds, of around 2.5 meters, and they are in danger of extintion in Spain, so it is a perfect moment to admire them.

The way back:

We still have to visit other area to visit the Screw, a Natural Monument placed in other area of the Natural Park. Therefore, we will have the chance of visiting other area with other landscape. After that, we will jump again into the van and go back to Malaga. I will drop you off in the city center, very close to the meeting point.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The unique landscape of the natural park.
  • The wildlife: mainly wild goats and griffon vultures.
  • The unbelievable shapes of the rocks.
  • Hiking in a Small Group (max. 8 p.) of independent travellers from all around the world.

What you will do

Itenirary
8:30
I will pick you up in Malaga city center (calle ordoñez 2) and we will go to the WORLD HERITAGE SITE by the UNESCO: El Torcal de Antequera.
Itenirary
9.20
We will start a 3 hours hike walking in the Natural Park of Torcal de Antequera. There, we will discover this incredible and unique place: the plants, animals, landscape and the amazing geologic shapes.
I will explain how this amazing landscape has been sculpted in this way. We will stop by at different view points where you can take pictures of the incredible scenery.
We will cross some griffon vultures and wild goats.
We will discover the Ammonites hidden in the park and different shapes made by the rocks: the sphinx, the robot, the screw, the cathedrals...
Itenirary
12:15
We will visit the most famous rock formation of the natural park: "The Screw".
Itenirary
12:30
We will reach the parking and we will drive back until Malaga city center.
Itenirary
13:30
I will drop you off at Malaga City Centre.

Included/Excluded

  • Local guide expert in geography and geology.
  • Transport in a comfortable van with a/C.
  • Coat in case it rains.
  • Fresh water.
  • It is not allowed to eat food or drink coffe in the van.

Attractions

Landscape
traditions
wildlife

Duration

3- 5 hours
5 hours
5-6 hours

Languages

English
Espanol

Activity Types

Hiking

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Calle Ordoñez 2, Málaga, Spain

FAQs

I'm not staying in Malaga, how do I get to the pickup location?
If you are staying in Torremolinos, Benalmadena or Fuengirola, the meeting poing is just three minutes walking from the last train station in Malaga ("Alameda").
Can we be picked up somewhere else?
If you want to hire a private guided tour for your group we can arrange a meeting point close to your accommodation.
Can we do the hike with sneakers?
Yes, most people do the hike with sneakers or other comfortable shoes.
What is the minimun age to do the hike?
8 years old
Is a big meal included?
We will provide water but a meal is not included
Where do the reviews come from?
Our experiences are offered in the Airbnb platform as well. The reviews you can read in our website have been taken from there. You can check there that the average ratings of our trips are around 4,9/5.

Reviews

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Sophia

01/04/2020

Beautiful Torcal!

Best trekking experience of El Torcal. Mr. Alfonso knows very well about this place and explained about every important detail. He was friendly, easy going, punctual and we enjoyed this experience very much.

Erika

01/04/2020

Excepcional experience

You can find excellent hospitality and exceptional experiences at El Torcal with Alfonso. I liked the way how he could manage our group. He showed us really special places at El Torcal with spectacular views. And with goats I recommend this program from my heart.

Keith

01/04/2020

Highly recommended

Great host, friendly with great English. Very knowledgeable about the place we went to (El Torcal) and even forwarded more information about other areas and tips of where to dine in Malaga later on that evening well after we all went our separate ways. Highly recommend a tour with Alfonso.

Pasi

01/04/2020

Great place

An amazingly great experience. I really recommend trying this! Alfonso was a really nice and knowledgeable guide. Torcal of Antequera is really great place!

Francine

01/04/2020

Premiere experince

Première expérience de trecking en groupe et Alfonso nous a permis d apprécier ce genre de sortie, premièrement par sa belle personnalité , son habileté a créer une belle ambiance et la grosseur du groupe . Privilégié La randonnée en montagne en Espagne . Merci Alfonso

PJ

01/04/2020

Very interesting

Great experience! I really enjoyed the hike and we also saw mountain goats, gryphon vultures, and many types of plants. Alfonso is very knowledgeble and he provided interesting explanations regarding the geological formations, and also shared with us more about Spanish society and industry. The hike was at a very comfortable pace and Alfonso was very hospitable.

Pok

01/04/2020

Great time

I usually don't do guided hikes, but this was better than I expected. Alfonso pointed out interesting areas I probably wouldn't have notice if I didn't have a guide. He was very knowledgeable and funny. Had a great time.

LIdy

01/04/2020

Beautiful place

The hike was really pleasant; Alfonso is a great guide; very friendly and keeps an eye on all. The aria is really beautiful; I m happy I went with this tour.

Romina

01/04/2020

totally recomended

It is just to recomend! Great place, land scape, views, group and guid! I will remember this trip as an unique experiance and would not want to have missed!!

Anna

01/04/2020

Great trip!

It was a great pleasure to join this trip! It was like an adventure hike with group of the friends more than which I appreciated ;) we decided to make a hike even though tough weather conditions with incredible strong wind trying to blow us off the cliff! Alfonso was knowledgeable giving us insights to this region and through his jokes he distracted us a lot from feeling cold ;) I strongly recommend to do it! Mountains are amazing beautiful and 3h route provides active relaxation ;) perfect!
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Kataryna

01/04/2020

Nice trip

The weather was harsh and the trip was great! I wouldn't want it any other way! You could joke with Alfonso and tease him a bit and he repaid with the same. For that exceptional cold weather he gave us some options and made sure all of us are happy. You must meet him and see Torcal of Antequera with him!

John

01/04/2020

Loved it

Alfonso is a great guide as well as a nice person. The hike is very interesting and gives a spectacular overview of the area. Definitely one to recommend!

Olivier

01/04/2020

Amazing trip

Really amazing trip, this place was a high point of my travel, i hike a lot and it was a very unique and amazing scenery. Alfonso was very kind, know lots of thing, I had a memorable experience. I absolutely recommend this to anyone (but have a good pair of shoes)

Mylene

01/04/2020

Unique

With his background as a geologist, Alfonso could tell us a lot about the natural phenomena and unique rock formations in the beautiful Torcal de Antequera national park, information that gave this trip an extra valuable dimension. Alfonso's a good guide, who made sure everybody in his group felt comfortable; he lended a hand where needed, offered personal stories, and was interested in ours.

Nils

01/04/2020
Als je iets leuks wilt doen in omgeving Malaga dan is dit zeker een aanrader. Alfonso is een leuke sympathieke man die veel weet van de historie en het gebied. Het was een leuke wandeling door een prachtig UNESCO gebied, het was wel koud toen we daar waren dus zorg voor gepaste kleding. Kortom, een dikke aanrader!

Sungchul

01/04/2020
소규모의 인원으로 안전하고 즐겁게 안달루시아의 광대한 자연을 만끽할 수 있는 체험이었습니다. 진짜 로컬사람들만이 아는 그리고 즐기고 있는 멋진 곳을 다녀왔습니다. 야생동물도 많이 볼수 있었구요 계곡이랑 오솔길을 따라 걷는 하이킹도 즐거웠습니다. 다른 대중 교통수단으로는 갈수없는 곳이었고 개별적으로도 경험할 수없는 특별한 루트였습니다. 말라가에 오셨으면 도시만 볼게 아니라 이런 특별한 체험을 한번 해보시길 권해드립니다.

Alex

01/04/2020

Unique experience

It was a really unique experience for me. El Torcal is truly wonderful place with many breathtaking views. Alfonso is very experienced and knows a lot about this area. I would highly recommend this tour for everyone who loves beeing outdoors!

Laetitia

01/04/2020

Magnifique

Quelle magnifique expérience ! Foncez :) Alfonso est sympa, marrant et maîtrise son sujet et le paysage est unique et incroyable !

Yulia

01/04/2020

Beautiful place

Alfonso was a great host, the Torcal is a beautiful place with a breathtaking view at the end. It's more a ballad than a hike. I would expect a longer experience for the price.

Susanna

01/04/2020

Wonderful experience

Wonderful experience: we walked in the middle of amazing stone formations, succeeded to se mountain goats from close distance, as well as numerous vultures. Thank you Alfonso!

Patricia

01/04/2020

stunning

Absolutely stunning rock formations and scenery. I felt like I was on another planet! Alfonso was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. I would definitely take another tour with him!

dianna

01/04/2020

Totally recommended

I would really recommend this hike. It is an absolutely wonderful place and Alfonzo was the perfect guide, didn't go too fast, gave a lot of information, (but not so much that you felt that you were overwhelmed). He provided all the things he advertised, picked us up promptly and we traveled in in a very comfortable van. It was an experience that was well worth it!

Geena

01/04/2020

Fantastic tour

The tour was fantastic and well-organised. Alfonso is a very friendly and funny guide/geographer who knows the ins and outs (e.g. locations of fossils, vulture nests) of El Torcal de Antequera. The tour was semi-private (we had 6 people) which meant that we got to befriend everyone in the tour. The hike was not tiring despite rocky terrains. Definitely worth going for the breathtaking and unique scenary!

Andy

09/08/2019

Enjoyable day

Thank you Alfonso for making our day so enjoyable. We met at a very convenient place near the station and from then on our host, Alfonso took great care of us. The drive out to Torcal wasn’t too far, across spectacular scenery towards the mountain. Alfonso is very friendly and knowledgable and made the journey seem shorter than it was. Torcal itself is quite spectacular and it seemed that few foreign tourists experience the beautiful park. I’m 54 and like to walk but I would recommend this to most people. The path is rugged but we went at an easy pace, stopping to view the scenery or listening to Alfonso imparting some information about the flora and fauna. The trek’s climax ends up on a rocky plateau with ancient fossil markings and a spectacular views. Although not guaranteed we did spot a mountain goat and vulture on our trek! All in all the excursion was great value for money. Comfortable transport, friendly and knowledgable guide and an amazing destination.
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Marijus

09/08/2019

super enjoyable experience

I think, visiting Torcal on your own it's not that easy - one has to know where to go. But it's definitely worth doing it as the views are stunning. On top, having Alfonso as a guide is something special - not only he shows some spots off the main paths, shares his knowledge but also he manages to create a very positive dynamics in the group. a super enjoyable experience!

Deborah

09/08/2019

Definitely worth it

Alfonso picked us up at the meeting point, he was on time and very personable. He lead us on a hike that would be impossible to do without prior knowledge and experience in the area. We appreciated his consideration for all the participants, he needed to give information in both Spanish and English and we were of varied ages so he paced it well. It was an amazing area to hike, great vistas, great photo opportunities and lots of interesting things to see—- fossils, flora, fauna and of course the unusual geography of the area. He was super knowledgeable and answered all our questions and more. Make sure you wear good shoes—- runners or hikers, it’s very uneven terrain. Definitely worth it, check it out!!!
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Renne

09/08/2019

highlight of our trip!

Alfonso has a great understanding of the Torcal, Antequera Park. He was knowledgeable of the geography, vegetation and animals found in the Andalucia region of Spain. I learned so much and found him to be an entertaining and fun guide. This hike was one of our highlights of our trip to Spain!

Gabe

09/08/2019

really cool

Torcal was really cool to see and Alfonso was a great guide. the views were awesome, you learn some really interesting info and we really enjoyed our time!

Elaine

09/08/2019

Unique!

This is a hike through a unique landscape. Alfonso was a very knowledgeable guide who paced the hike to suit all of us participants. I would thoroughly recommend this hike.

Kirsten

09/08/2019

Das war ein super Ausflug!!!

Das war ein super Ausflug!!!! Sehr interessant und für jeden etwas dabei: Für Wanderexperten, Fotofreunde, entspannte Spaziergänger. Antonio hat mit viel Humor viele spannende Details über El Torcal, aber auch sein Leben erzählt und dadurch war der Ausflug sehr interessant. Ich würde mit Alfonso wieder wandern gehen :-)

seonha

09/08/2019

very interesting

i really enjoyed the activity, very interesting sight of view and good place to refresh the mind. peaceful and dramatic than i thought. the whole thing with people were also very nice and comfortable.

blandine

09/08/2019

tree bonne randonne

Tres bonne randonnée. Ne parlant pas anglais, je n'ai pas pu communiquer mais c'était un endroit magnifique et Alfonso était très présent pour accompagner le groupe.

Priscilla

08/08/2019

Wonderful!!!

The experience was wonderful where we got to explore Malaga in a natural way. Alfonso was so knowledgeable telling us the different rocks formation, everything about the nature along the way. We enjoyed it so much! Highly recommended to join.

Farah

08/08/2019

super!

It was a really great experience visiting El Torcal de Antequera! Our host, Alfonso, was very knowledgable about the site and was very friendly. He was also very helpful in providing us tips on where to visit in the city! Would definitely recommend joining this experience as something different other than just the city life/ beaches in Malaga! :)

Salim

08/08/2019

muy recomendable

Fue una caminata muy tranquila. El explica muy bien todo lo que se ve en la caminata. También es muy amable. Enserio se los recomiendo.

John

08/08/2019

Definitely one to recommend!

Alfonso is a great guide as well as a nice person. The hike is very interesting and gives a spectacular overview of the area.

Daniela

08/08/2019

Loved it!

Alfonso is an expert and organised person very friendly and my experience in Torcal of Antequera was more than I was expecting, the landscape is amazing over there, I really loved that, it felt like to being in another planet! :)
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