Antequera Nature & adventure

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From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

1. From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

Explore Antequera's natural beauty and fascinating history with a half-day trip from Malaga. Go on a 3km hike through the El Torcal Natural Park, stop at the Torcal Visitor Center, and see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Dolmens Site. Begin your tour in Malaga near the María Zambrano train station. Meet your guide there and board your bus before heading to Antequera. Your first stop in Antequera is the Dolmens Site. Marvel at the massive monolithic monuments. See the Menga and Viera dolmens, Tholos of El Romeral, La Peña de los Enamorados, and El Torcal before driving to the El Torcal Natural Park. At the park, join your guide on a 3km hike past ghostly rock formations. After your hike, enjoy some free time to eat and visit the Torcal Visitor Center. Check out the bar, souvenir shop, toilets, and a small museum before returning to Malaga.

Antequera: Dolmens and El Torcal Tour with Transfer

2. Antequera: Dolmens and El Torcal Tour with Transfer

Discover three neolithic graves that show the death not as the ending of live, but as a transition to another way of being. Learn about the connection between the graves and nature from your knowledgeable guide. All three dolmens formed rock chambers with lintelled roofs and were used for rituals and funerals. 1200 meters above sea level, these megalithic structures display fossils and limestone formations. Take a walk where millions of years ago fishes were swimming and take in the breathtaking countryside surrounding you.

From Málaga: Guided Tour of Torcal de Antequera and Dolmens

3. From Málaga: Guided Tour of Torcal de Antequera and Dolmens

Explore these two wonderful Unesco World Heritage Sites, Los Dolmenes, and the Torcal de Antequera, on a half day excursion. We will depart in a comfortable coach from Malaga accompanied by a guide who will take us into the history of these two sites. Marvel at the massive monolithic monuments. See the Menga and Viera dolmens, Tholos of El Romeral, La Peña de los Enamorados, and El Torcal before driving to the El Torcal Natural Park. At the park, join your guide on a 3km hike past ghostly rock formations. After your hike, enjoy some free time to eat and visit the Torcal Visitor Center. Check out the bar, souvenir shop, toilets, and a small museum before returning to Malaga.

El Torcal de Antequera Hike with Transfer

4. El Torcal de Antequera Hike with Transfer

Get picked up from your hotel the center of Antequera in a vintage blue van and travel for 20 minutes to the hike's starting point, 1200 meters (4000ft) above sea level. Then, your adventure begins. Begin the 4,5 km hikie (3 miles) along the Ammonites Route. Listen to your guide explain about all the different steps involved in the geological formation of the Natural Park of El Torcal.  As you walk over the stones and fossils, feel the mystery of this place, which has only changed because of millions of years of erosion. Take in the extraordinary views and curious stone shapes which make you feel as if you're walking across another planet altogether. 

Málaga: Dolmens and El Torcal de Antequera Guided Day Trip

5. Málaga: Dolmens and El Torcal de Antequera Guided Day Trip

Meet at the convenient meeting spot in Málaga and enjoy comfortable transfer on this guided day trip. On the tour will you will discover the nature reserve and its wondrous rock formations, named karst towers. Explore this peculiar landscape that is quite unlike anywhere else, and learn about the terrain and how the towers are formed from your expert guide. Then you can investigate three neolithic graves, also called dolmens. These rock chambers were used for rituals and funerals. 1200 meters above sea level, the megalithic structures display fossils and limestone formations and you can hear the stories of what lived here millions of years ago, as well as the funeral rites and culture of the people entombed there.

From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

6. 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.

From Málaga: Guided Hike in El Torcal de Antequera

7. 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. Finish your tour back at the visitor center.

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What people are saying about Antequera

Natasha guided us to this incredible place. She is a very pleasant lady and is extremely knowledgeable about El Torcal. We were not prepared for the weather (even though she told us the day before to bring warm clothing) thinking that since it was hot in Malaga how cold could it be 1 hour away. When we got there temperatures were in the 40's and very windy which makes it colder. She patiently waited for the store to open so we could buy sweaters and gloves. During the tour she explained every detail of the Torcal, how it was formed, the types of plants that grow there, the different animals that live there etc.. Natasha was very careful on taking on thru safe trails. This is an experience you cannot miss if you are a nature lover and appreciate the evolution of earth.

An amazing trip through the beautiful mountains. Unforgettable views. Jose is an amazing guide who presents the history and nature of this region in a humorous way. You will come back from it delighted and with a desire to return to these beautiful regions. Time will pass so quickly in a relaxed atmosphere that you will feel disappointed that the trip is over because you will not feel the time passing. I would highly recommend :)

This tour is worth while doing. I learnt so much about the whole area and it wild life while experiencing amazing view of the Malagueña countryside. The guide Jose Miguel was brilliant, he was local to the area. and was very knowledgeable.

Beautiful location and extremely informative guide who was clearly passionate about the area. We enjoyed this tour very much and would not hesitate in recommending it

Absolutely amazing day trip everyone must do great for adults and children, Justine was a great tour guide very knowledgeable and catering for all guests.