THINGS TO DO IN ANDALUCIA
Going out or staying home?
There is much to be said for relaxing by our pool and enjoying the fantastic scenery. However it would be a pity to stay at our Bed & Breakfast without enjoying the numerous activities in Andalucia offered or taking advantage of all cultural highlights. We are very happy to inspire and advise you in planning your activities once you have arrived. Here you find our top 10 things to do, so you can prepare your visit to Andalucia.
Fall in love over and over again with Malága, Granada, Seville, Cordóba, Ronda and Antequera. They are all a day trip away. Experience what the unique combination of 800 years of Moorish influence, Christian reign and even Jewish legacy has left behind in these amazing cities. Should you wish to visit the Alhambra Palace in Granada we recommend that you buy your tickets in advance in advance. Click here
Cycling in Andalucia
The fantastic scenery and hills surrounding La Posada del Torcal are best explored by bike. For this very reason, the Vuelta de España passes by this region every year.
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If you are a golf enthusiast you can also combine your stay at our Bed & Breakfast with a game at the Antequera course, which is a only 25-minute drive away. Excellent offers are available at this spectacular golf course. Click for more information
The Golf Torrequebrada (Benalmádena) and Guadalhorce Club de Golf (Cartama) are also within easy driving distance.
Caminito del Rey
Caminito del Rey (in English: The King's little pathway) is a well-known trail
running along the walls of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes gorge, suspended
more than 100 m above the ground. The impressive narrow pass where the
Gualdalhorce river runs between big plates of stratified limestone offers
breathtaking views and a thrilling adventure. If you want to hike there you
need to buy tickets online in advance.
The Caminito del Rey is a 50-minute drive from La Posada del Torcal.
Antequera, the City
Antequera is home to nearly 80% of the cultural heritage in the Malaga province. The very first Iberian inhabitants left the spectacular and well-preserved dolmens of Menga behind (which are around 5,000 years old and made up of megaliths weighing more than 180 tonnes). Step back into Roman and Moorish times with a visit to the glorious Ephebus and the Alcazaba. With its 26 churches, beautiful squares and stately homes, Antequera comes highly recommended. It is just a 25-minute drive away.
El Torcal Mountains
As the name suggests, the El Torcal Mountains are right on La Posada del Torcal's doorstep. The El Torcal area, Andalusia's first Natural Park Reserve, offers you the opportunity of going for spectacular walks, hiking, climbing, horse riding or mountain biking surrounded by impressive karst rock formations that date back more than 150 million years to the Jurassic period. The information centre and small museum situated near the parking area provide an interesting insight into the park's unique flora and fauna. There is also a good cafe. Orchid enthusiasts will be captivated by the 30 varieties of the plant growing in the park.
The information centre is a mere 15-minute drive away.
Fuente de Piedra Lagoon
Fuente de Piedra Lagoon is a haven for birds, with over 170 different species having been recorded here. Apart from its abundant aquatic birds, it is well known for its flamingo population, the second largest colony of these birds in Europe after the French Camargue region and the only inland breeding site on the continent. In spring flamingos flock here in their thousands to reproduce, attracted by the water's high salt content and the fact that it is shallow. During the flamingos' stay a visit to the lagoon is a must for guests of La Posada del Torcal. Fuente de Piedra is a 45-minute drive away.
Wolf Park (Lobo Park Antequera)
European wolves, Timber wolves, Iberian wolves and Alaska Tundra wolves live together in Lobo Park's 40-hectare nature reserve. With huge enclosures closely resembling the wolves' natural habitats, the park also houses other animal species and a rich array of exotic plants and trees.
Your visit to Lobo Park can be twice the fun if you ride one of the purebred horses living in the reserve.
Lobo Park is a 20-minute drive from our Bed & Breakfast.
In the surroundings of La Posada del Torcal there are many possibilities for beautiful hiking trails. Of course, the Torcal mountains and the Caminito del Rey are the best known places for beautiful hikes. But you will also find beautiful trails in the surroundings of our Bed & Breakfast.
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The area is also fantastic for horse riding and even paragliding.
More things to do in Andalucia
Discover activities in the area that will make your holiday unique, far away from mass tourism resorts. Experience Andalusia the authentic way with a range of unique activities, ranging from olive oil tasting to stargazing tours and transparent kayak tours. For more things to do click the below buttons