Walking and Cycling in the area: The house is on the edge of the Sierra Tejeda National Park. A Perfect place for walking and cycling.Read more
Walking the Caminito del Rey: A walkway, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro.Read more
Walking thru El Torcal de Antequera: Walk thru the Natural Park of El Torcal characterized by the impressive karst landscape made of limestone.Read more
Walking in the Chillar river: A lovely stay-cool thing to do in the summer when it´s hot.Read more
Culinary & Historic E-Bike Tours: Participate an E-Bike tour adapted at your age, level and experience.Read more
Paragliding: Fly through the skies of the city of Granada, on the summits of Sierra Nevada and in front of the monument of the Alhambra.Read more
Aqua Velis, Torre del Mar: One of the largest, splashiest water-parks in the province, located in Torre del Mar.Read more
The house is in the most stunningly beautiful mountainous region and on the edge of the Sierra Tejeda National Park. The closest peak is La Maroma (2068m), the park is a perfect place for trekking and (mountain) biking. More information is available on this site and at our place.
The peaks of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Mountains form the natural frontier between the provinces of Malaga and Granada. The Tejeda and Almijara Mountains are on the Malaga side, in the heart of the Axarquía region. Alhama is in the westernmost part of the province of Granada. Tejeda Peak reaches 2068 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the Mediterranean coast and adjacent mountain ranges. It is popular with hikers and mountaineers.
White and grey tones predominate in the peaks and gullies of these mountains, the result of an abundance of marble. The decomposition of these rocks creates areas of sand where pine groves adapt and form the most common ecosystems, with Aleppo, Austrian and even Corsican pines. In the highest and most shady areas there are also Pyrenean oaks and maple trees.
For more information take a look at the official website.
Location (GPS 36.953425, -4.544657)
River walk in the Chillar river: A lovely stay-cool thing to do in the summer when it´s hot. The walk towards the river Chillar starts in Nerja (55 minutes). Check on the site of Walking Europe for more info. In summer it can be crowded of people.
Walking is not possible from the end of May to the beginning of September in southern Spain. This walk is one of the few exceptions: it is best in June, July and August, because you walk along a cool river bed in a narrow, shady canyon. Unlike many Andalusian rivers, this one has water, at least from the "fabrica de luz" (a very small hydroelectric station).
Obviously, you have absolutely no chance of ending the walk with dry feet. Wear old trainers and shorts. A walking stick is very useful, as the riverbed is stony. In places, the canyon is so narrow that you can touch both sides at the same time. The flora and fauna are not at all typical of southern Spain. You will see a variety of ferns and other shade-loving plants and beautiful butterflies and dragonflies.
The walk is easy but the stones in the river might make it a bit more difficult for some people, especially children. In places, you can swim in shallow pools, so take a towel.
How to get there: Nerja is accessible from Malaga by bus. You can get to the river via calle Julio Romero de Torres, then turn left into calle Solana and finally go right in to Picasso, one of the streets above the Municipal Sports Centre, leading to a broad track that descends to the riverbed. You can also get to the river from El Playazo Beach. If you take the latter route (which is longer), keep on the right hand side of the river (when facing the mountains).
The Walk Following the unsurfaced track that follows the banks of the river Chíllar, you will arrive at the confluence with the river Higuerón (which forks off to the left). Continuing on the right hand side of river, you eventually reach a small cement works and from this point, the riverbed narrows. You go this far by car (and perhaps a little further) but you must park the car before you reach the little hydroelectric station.
If the water in the river has dried up, do not worry, there will be water above the hydroelectric station. From here, you have to continue on foot. The first few meters (3 or 4) are steep and sometimes slippery as you navigate a ramp up to the real start of the walk. The walk gets better and better from here on. No description is needed: you could not possibly get lost from this point onwards. How far you go is up to you. You can continue for a few miles but the going is slow.
Warning - there are always dangers when water is present and supervision of all children is essential. It also wise not to use this route in periods when heavy rainstorms are likely.
For reservations or questions please contact Monique via their website ebiketourstorredelmar.es or by sending a mail to email@example.com .
Amanda and Iain of Force4sailing in La Herradura (1 hour) organize private skippered sailing charters.
Sailing from the stunning Marina del Este they head either east towards the ancient and beautiful towns of Almunecar and Salobren where they can anchor just off a beach for a swim. Or they sail west round Punta de la Mona heading towards Nerja and Maro passing the bay of La Herradura and the magnificent protrusion of Cerro Gordo this sees them firmly within the stretch of protected marine natural park that is fantastically popular with divers, naturalists and holiday makers.
Torre Del mar: One of the main tourist resorts of the Costa del Sol. Located in the eastern part of the Coast, the town is the beach resort of Vélez-Málaga, capital of the Axarquia region.Read more
Cantarriján, La Herradura: Vistit on the most beautiful naturist beaches at the Costa del Sol in Cantarriján.Read more
Torre del Mar is one of the main touristic resorts of the Costa del Sol. Located in the eastern part of the Coast, the town is the beach resort of Vélez-Málaga, capital of the Axarquia region.
There are unsubstantiated claims that Torre del Mar once formed part of an ancient Greek settlement known as Manake which is believed to have been destroyed by the Carthaginians, prior to the arrival of the Romans. These days the town is better known for its four kilometers of sandy beaches lined with restaurants, bars and apartments; the latter primarily catering for summer visitors.
One of the resort's most pleasant features is the extended esplanade which follows the coast to reach the Marina of Caleta de Vélez which has over 200 berths and offers sailing and a variety of other watersports. Its lively cafés and restaurants also provide a good place in which to idle the time away, as well as enjoy excellent seafood.
More about beaches in our region is available on Absolute Axarquia.
Cantarriján naturist beach is situated in the Acantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo Natural Area just west of La Herradura near Almuñecar.
Access is down a steep windy track and from mid-June to mid-September you must leave your vehicle in the car park (free) at the side of the N-340 and take the minibus (€1 each way). You won’t regret the hassle or the expense: the two shingle bays are protected by vertiginous cliffs and the sea is Caribbean clear. The first beach has sunshades, sunbeds, showers, two restaurants, and tends to be a naturist-textile mix, while the second is wilder, stonier and nuder.
Coming from Nerja on the N-340 coast road, the turnoff to Cantarriján naturist beach is well sign-posted, just past the ‘Provincia de Granada’ sign and before the Cerro Gordo tunnel. Alternatively, follow the A-7 motorway until the Almuñecar Oeste-La Herradura exit and then backtrack 8km along the N-340 towards Nerja.
Location (GPS 36.737669, -3.777151)
Vélez-Málaga: The bustling market town of Vélez-Málaga lies 5 km inland from Torre del Mar, surrounded by subtropical vegetation.Read more
Comares: One of the highest pueblo blancos in Andalucía.Read more
Alhama de Granada: Alhama de Granada is a town in the province of Granada, approx. 50 km from the city of Granada. The name is derived from the thermal baths located thereRead more
Nerja: Nerja is a resort town along southern Spain's Costa del Sol. Its seafront promenade, Balcón de Europa, tops a promontory with views of the Mediterranean.Read more
Antequera: A medieval town in the hills to the north of Malaga, overlooked by a Moorish fortress or Alcazaba.Read more
Lobopark - Home of the Wolves: Discover the Lobo Park near Antequera, an unspoilt nature and wildlife park in the heart of Andalusia.Read more
Flamingos in the lagoon of Fuente de Piedra: The lake of Fuente de Piedra is the biggest of Andalucía, and offers a privileged environment for the flamingo breeding.Read more
The main protagonist of this route is the olive tree, of the “verdial” variety, which is used to produce one of the finest olive oils. The route is also ideal for hiking and camping enthusiasts. Our journey begins in Viñuela, which owes its origin to a crossroads on the way from Málaga to Granada, which was a popular stopping point for sustenance in a local inn. Heading on, we come to Alcaucín, in the foothills of the region´s highest peak the Maroma.
Our next stop is Periana, where we can admire the Neolithic remains at El Fuerte, Santa Ana Necropolis and the Arabic baths of Vilo, which were still in use until the XIX century and whose sulphurous waters are ideal for treating skin conditions.
The route next takes us to Alfarnatejo and Alfarnate, once an enclave of highwaymen, before finishing in Colmenar, with its steep, winding streets, and Riogordo, whose village center is home to a number of houses which feature small chapel-niches in their upper levels.
(Source: www.andalucia.org )
Vélez-Málaga (20 minutes) is the nearest city near the sea. Capital of La Axarquía, Vélez-Malaga, often simply referred to as Vélez, is the centre of an agricultural region known for its strawberries and vineyards
The Alcazaba and the Ermita de la Virgen are set on a hill overlooking the city. A lot of information is available on Mi Vélez Málaga.
Watch this video to get an Impression of the Holy week (Semana Santa).
Comares (45 minutes) is one of the highest pueblo blancos in Andalucía (739 meters above sea level), Comares can be spied for kilometers around, rising high above the surrounding countryside and resembling a natural extension to the craggy rock face.
From our garden, you can see the lights popping up during sunset.
Watch this video to get an impression of Comares (Source: Axartel Television).
Alhama de Granada (40 minutes) Through the Zafarraya pass and towards Granada. A delightful, total unspoilt little town with an amazing gorge (for walking … or just looking!). The hot springs (Balneario de Alhama) are 10 minutes away … swim in hot outside pool or take a treatment in the centre there.
Nerja (45 minutes) has around 15 Km (small) beaches. In the center there are many shops and places to eat and last but not least the Balcón de Europe, a promenade made on a cliff with amazing views over the Mediterranean Sea.
- The famous Nerja Caves (50 minutes)
- Close to Nerja, at the other side of the highway, you find Frigiliana. It is one of the most beautiful white village of Andalusia with a historical character and a lot of charm.
- Close to Frigiliana is the lost village of El Acebuchal.
Antequera (1h) is one of the oldest cities in Andalucía and often forgotten on the classical Andalucía tour circuit. Although, architecturally and historically very interesting place to visit because of the influences of the Roman, Moorish and Spanish periods.
More information you can find on www.lobopark.com.
Location (GPS 36.985763, -4.621083)
The lake shape is elliptical, with 2.5 km width and 6.7 km long. The rain are the only water entering the system, divided between direct precipitation on the lake, surface runoff and underground supply. The only way out of the pond water evaporation occurs, which determines its closed or endorheic character.
The lagoon is situated 1,5 hour driving from El Níspero Dulce.
More information you can find on www.visitasfuentepiedra.es.
Location (GPS 37.107718, -4.770914)
Málaga: Is one of the most famous Spanish places on the Costa del Sol with a wonderful climate in summer and winter.Read more
Granada: When you visit Andalusia a visit to the Alhambra in Grananda can not be missed.Read more
Córdoba: Famous for the Mezquita that used to be the greatest mosque of Europe under the Moors.Read more
Seville: The capital city of Andalucia known as an open-air museum and occupies the valley of the Guadalquivir river.Read more
Málaga (50 minutes) is of the most famous Spanish places on the Costa del Sol with a wonderful climate in summer and winter. Discover the renovated harbor with restaurants, cocktail bars and the Center Pompidou that opened in 2015.
Pablo Picasso was born here. The figure of the artist is everywhere in Malaga. The best example is the Picasso Museum, founded in 2003; in addition to the painter's House-Museum. Another visit not to be missed is to the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga, which highlights the importance of Andalusian artists to 19th-century Spanish painting.What's more, simply by strolling around its historic centre visitors can immerse themselves in the city's heritage, with monuments like the cathedral, a fine example of an Andalusian Renaissance church; the Alcazaba, a 10th-century Arab palace-fortress; and the Roman Theatre.
The city's best-known festivities are the Easter week commemorations and the Malaga Fair. This first event has been declared a Festivity of International Tourist Interest, and the second –in August– is an excuse to fill the city's streets with good-natured high spirits. Finally, Malaga is an excellent destination for those who want to learn more about the art of flamenco.
And a great place for shopping!
Granada (1h30) famous from the Alhambra can be reached via the highway (140 Km) or inland (90 Km) by crossing the Zafarraya pass at 900m above sea level.
When you visit Andalusia a visit to the Alhambra can not be missed. A world class monument full of Moorish history, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Don´t forget to visit the old Moorish quarter Albaicín, the Capilla Real and the Cathedral. Tip: book your tickets for the Alhambra at home!
Córdoba (2h) is famous for the Mezquita that used to be the greatest mosque of Europe under the Moors. Nowadays it’s formally the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption (Spanish: Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción).
When driving to the city you pass many olive trees on the banks of the Guadalquivir. Visit also the gardens of the Alcázar and the Judería and the medieval Jewish quarter.
Seville (2h30) is the capital city of Andalusia and occupies the valley of the Guadalquivir river. The city Seville is also known as one large open-air museum, where authentic Spanish elements are influenced by Moorish styles.
Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has a rich Moorish heritage, and used to be a prosperous port that carried out trade with the Americas. The streets and squares in the historic quarter of the capital of Andalusia are lively and busy. They treasure many constructions that have the World Heritage designation, and many districts are full of traditional culture, like Triana and La Macarena.
It is the city with thousands of orange trees, the city where Flamenco was born and where you can get lost in the colorful streets. It is known for the Alcázar of Seville, the Catedral of Seville, the Giralda, the Santa Cruz quarter and much much more…
Round trip: Especially for you we have put together an exciting tour of Andalucia, you will stay at some carefully selected B&Bs.Read more
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Below you’ll find an example of how your tour could look like. Depending on where you land (generally Seville or Malaga) this tour can be arranged according to your own wishes and budget. You can decide in which order you want to visit each B&B, provided you book at least two nights at each. You are not obliged to stay at all six B&B’s.
Booking procedure round trip
This tour can be arranged according to your own wishes. You can decide in which order you want to visit each B&B, provided you book at least two nights at each. You are not obliged to stay at all participating B&B´s.
You will pay the B&B of your first arrival by a deposit as stated in the bookings confirmation. All information about the rooms, rates and details of the bed & breakfasts you find on websites of the participating B&B´s.
Below you find an example of how the tour can look like.
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Casa Don Carlos
If you arrive at Malaga or Seville Airport or depart this can be your first or last stop, Casa Don Carlos, run by Carlo and Ronald just outside the village of Alhaurin El Grande. This village is situated at 30 km. from Malaga with its bustling port. The genial hosts know exactly how to make their guest feel completely at home. From Casa Don Carlos you can visit Málaga, Benalmádena and Mijas and soak up the luxurious atmosphere of the Costa del Sol. Thanks to its proximity to Málaga airport Casa Don Carlos is the ideal place to relax after an eventful tour!
El Níspero DulceFrom Alhaurín El Grande it is 1h15 to the next address the beautiful country villa El Níspero Dulce in the village of Alcaucín, 25 minutes from the coast. Belgian-Dutch couple René and Kris will do everything to make your stay a pleasant and mouth-watering experience, especially with the jams prepared with the fruit of their own fruit trees from the huge garden surrounding the villa. This is also an ideal place for bird watching, being located at the edge of the Sierra Tejada Natural Park.
Cortijo La HazaFrom Alcaucín it is 1h20 to get at your next stop: Cortijo La Haza in Iznájar, one of the authentic white villages in Southern Córdoba. Your hostess Bernadette and talented chef Patriek will warmly welcome you. Together with their Spanish staff Carmen and Eli they will ensure your stay is wonderfully comfortable. The cortijo (farm) is about 10 km. from the village and is surrounded by olive groves as far as the eye can see. La Haza is ideally situated for trips to Córdoba, Priego de Córdoba and Antequera with the Torcal National Park. Granada with the world famous Alhambra is also within easy reach.
Finca La LuzFrom Iznájar it is a two hours’ drive to your next stop Carmona. This small town is just 18 km. from the historic centre of Seville and 15 minutes driving from Seville Airport.
You will be staying at the charming Finca La Luz, run by Lucas. The Finca is rural Torrepalma, which is part of the small town of Carmona. It is a lovely little paradise, with characteristic streets, palacios, beautiful facades, a genuine royal palace and many small restaurants. Public transport can take you into the centre of Seville to visit the best flamenco shows in town.
B&B Casa Paco is located in an old converted farmhouse, located in the north of Andalusia, where you can spend the night in authentic, luxurious Spanish atmospheres. In addition to spacious modern rooms, each with an ensuite bathroom, there is a swimming pool, delightful terraces and an (outside) kitchen where traditional Spanish dishes are cooked. The bed and breakfast is on the outskirts of the lively village of Velez Rubio. Just a 15-minute walk away you will find (up to 40) cozy (tapas) restaurants and shops and it is also on the edge of the Sierra Maria-Los Velez National Park. You can alternate your stay with beautiful routes through the area (including Gabo de Gata or Castril), relax by the swimming pool, be active with the various (organized) outdoor activities (tip: cave descent) or follow a traditional tapas cooking workshop at Casa Paco self. Nothing is necessary, anything is possible!
Alhambra de Granada: The beautiful Alhambra palace of the Alcazaba, The Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife.Read more
Caminito del Rey: A walkway, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro.Read more
A one and a halve hour drive away from Bed & Breakfast El Níspero Dulce lies the beautiful edifice Alhambra, consisting of the Alcazaba, The Nasrid Palaces and the Generalife.
The Alhambra is very busy and especially in the months of April, May and September. Only 300 tickets per half hour are issued for the Nasrid Palace. To avoid disappointment, we advise you to reserve tickets in time.
Caminito del Rey (1,5 hours) is a walkway, pinned along the steep walls of a narrow gorge in El Chorro. The name derives from the original name of Camino del Rey (King's Pathway), abbreviated locally to el caminito. The walkway had fallen into disrepair and was partially closed for over a decade. After four years of extensive repairs and renovations, the walkway re-opened in 2015.
Through this screen you can rent directly from Marbesol, one of the largest car rental companies in Málaga and you will receive 5% extra discount.
For some extra power in the hills and mountains, we recommend to choose at least a ´Medium – Group E´ car. With the all inclusive option you are 100% insured and you know all costs in advance. So no surprises and additional payments upon arrival!