Natural Parks

If you have decided to visit one of the beautiful natural areas in the province of Malaga, you might be interested to know a bit more about them.

Axarquia natural park

This park is shared out between Malaga and Granada, and covers several municipalities of Malaga province: Canillas de Aceituno, Alcaucin, Competa, Canillas de Albaida, Frigiliana, Nerja, Salares and Sedella.

This park is ideal for trekking, potholing and mountain biking. Amongst its fauna we can find animals such as the mountain goat, the golden eagle or the peregrine falcon.

It can be accessed via the N-340 motorway from Velez to Canillas de Albaida.

The park has marked routes, guided visits, parking, toilets, bars and restaurants, camping sites, youth hostels, hotels, fountains and a children’s play area.

If you visit the Axarquia natural park, a highly recommended route for the trekkers is the Rio Verde (the green river).

Sierra de las Nieves natural park and the Guadalhorce valley

Due to its wide diversity and microclimate, this park was declared a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. Situated in the Ronda mountains, to the west of Malaga province, it has quite a rugged landscape with gullies, caves, canyons...great places for mountaineering, trekking, mountain biking and potholing.

To reach the Sierra de las Nieves natural park you must take the Marbella-Ronda road on the Km. 13.

Amongst the fauna we’re bound to find there are animals like the mountain goat, the wildcat, the otter, catfish, trout, carps, etc.

The park has marked trekking routes, parking, camping sites, hostels, hotels, fountains, country houses, shelters, etc.

Do not forget to visit Ronda!

Montes de Malaga natural park

Once in Malaga, we simply cannot leave without a visit to the Montes de Malaga, where not only can we travel around exploring the beautiful natural landscapes of the province, but also taste the typical dishes of the area.

Montes de Malaga is also ideal for mountain biking, trekking and cycling.

To get to Montes de Malaga you must take the C-345 and turn off at the Km. 533,3 towards the Lagar de Torrijos eco-museum.

Amongst the Montes de Malaga fauna we’ll find the eagle owl, chameleons, wildcats, etc.

This natural park has marked routes, guided visits, parking, telephones, camping sites, hostels, hotels, country houses, etc.

We highly recommend a visit to Fuente la Reina (the queen’s fountain), passing through the Llano de Contadoras, from where we can enjoy some fantastic views overlooking the Guadalhorce Valley and the Sierra de las Nieves.

Serrania de Ronda natural park

A beautiful natural park where we can go trekking, rock-climbing or potholing. We can reach the park from Ronda, taking the A-366 road to El Burgo and Yunquera.

It offers the visitor plenty of services such as marked routes, guided visits, parking, camping sites, youth hostels and hotels or country houses.

Don’t forget to visit Ronda on your visit to this park.

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