Antequera has several trekking routes that we can go on. Antequera is one of the most unique and singular geological landscapes in Europe, an unforgettable experience for those who visit the south of Spain.
One of the most recommended spots in Antequera is El Torcal, a natural landscape and protected since 1989 for its flora, fauna and scenery. It was formed 100 million years ago on the seabed, due to the erosion over the passage of time.
To get to El Torcal it must be reached from the city of Antequera, but it’s recommendable to pass by the tourist office first where they’ll inform you of the different routes and their respective difficulties:
The green route is the easiest and can be done in about 50 minutes, while the yellow and the red imply a bit more difficulty. Following the colours of each route we’ll come to places of great beauty with panoramic views of Antequera and surrounding villages.
Ascent to Camorro Alto:
This route of 11.06 kms. has great beauty and medium difficulty. It will allow us to enjoy the Sierra de la Chimenea with incredible views from the peak.
Trekking routes of 11.91 kms., a walk that goes along an old tube that supplied the village from the Magdalena stream. At the end of the route we’ll come to the Magdalena convent, today a hotel.
Torcal of Antequera:
A 21-kilometre route through a landscape of limestone rocks. It’s an easy route where we’ll be able to observe variable rock formations caused by the erosion over the passage of time.
Ascent to the Lovers’ Rock (Peña de los Enamorados):
A 3.28-kilometre route with medium difficulty. This route begins in the old La Peña train station, today inexistent, and there are parts where the wall is pretty vertical, which is why it may not be suitable for everyone.