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From Málaga: Guided Hike in El Torcal de Antequera

1. From Málaga: Guided Hike in El Torcal de Antequera

Discover one of the most amazing karstic landscapes in the world on this hiking trip from Málaga to the Torcal de Antequera nature reserve. Embark on a magical 3-mile journey, traveling millions of years into the past as you walk through stones that were under the Tethys Sea. After pickup, cross the mountains of Málaga, first by highway and then by road, into the beautiful countryside. Arrive 1200 meters above sea level at the starting point, the Torcal Alto Visitor Center, and begin your 4.5 km (3-mile) hike via the Ammonites Route. Explore all the different geological formations of the natural park. Feel the mystery of this place, only changed because of millions of years of erosion. Spot unique scenery and stone shapes that will make you feel you’ve traveled to a different planet or time. At the end of the tour, choose to stop for a drink at the visitor center (not included) before heading back to Málaga for drop-off.

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From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

2. From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

Your day of adventure starts with a comfortable mini-van ride. When you arrive, your tour guide will lead you through the UNESCO world heritage site to see the sphinx, robot, screw and cathedral rock formations, as well as discover the hidden Ammonites in the park. Regarded as one of the most impressive karst landscapes in Europe, El Torcal de Antequera is full of unique geological rock formations for you to discover. While you hike, your local guide will teach you about how these ancient rock shapes were formed. Enjoy the scenery around you with multiple stops at different viewpoints. And, don’t forget to keep an eye out for griffon vultures, wild goats, reptiles, and wild foxes that sometimes appear looking for food.

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Costa del Sol: Private Tour to Antequera

3. Costa del Sol: Private Tour to Antequera

Antequera is known as the Heart of Andalusia, and this private tour shows you exactly why. Explore this charming city's extensive archaeological and architectural heritage in the company of a knowledgeable guide. After pickup from your hotel, take a relaxing ride through the Spanish countryside to Antequera, where you are greeted by clean, white homes and buildings with elegantly shingled roofs. Charming cobblestoned streets dotted with shops and cafes can be seen at every turn as you drive through the city, enjoying fascinating stories from your guide. Have your camera ready as you make stops at churches, convents, and palaces representing various periods of Spanish history and several styles of architecture. Visit a complex of dolmens, cave-like tombs, which serve as a burial ground dating back to 3,000 B.C. Your guide will inform you of how these caves were built and their relationship to astronomy. Continue your tour to the Alcazaba of Antequera, a monumental fortress erected during the 14th century. Admire its 2 imposing towers and the Moorish ruins surrounding them before making your way to the Roman baths nearby. Your journey ends with transportation back to your hotel.

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Antequera and Torcal from Málaga

4. Antequera and Torcal from Málaga

Explore the beautiful Antequera and incredible Torcal on this day trip from Malaga with an expert local guide. Your first stop on the tour will be Antequera. Antequera presents a great historical relevance since the earliest settlements in the Palaeolithic period took place, later becoming a very important point thanks to its busy commercial activity for being in the middle of different provinces. The city with more churches per capita in Spain is full of palaces, white houses, convents and monasteries. You'll stop off at the collegiate church of Santa María for amazing views of the whole city, across to the Roman archaeological site, the Arab fortress of Alcazaba and the natural landscape around the mountain Peñón de los Enamorados, subject of an interesting local legend. You will penetrate deep into history with a visit to the archaeological complex of Antequera’s Dolmens, declared a Cultural Asset. From here you'll travel only a few kilometers to see the Torcal, a unique geological natural site, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. During all the day you will be accompanied by an expert guide, that not only will accompany you throughout the day, but will also regale you with important facts about the places that you will visit to help you understand the local history and customs.

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What people are saying about Antequera

Nice walk with beautiful stone formations. We also saw mountain goats and vultures along the way. In between we also received clear explanations from the guide.

Must see! It was a fun hike with amazing views. We would definitely recommend it!