Caminito Del Rey
If you would like to visit this spectacular walkway, please book your tickets as soon as possible on their website:
1 April to 30 October: 10.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs
1 November to 31 March: 10.00 hrs to 14.00 hrs
Closed: 24, 25, 31 December and 1 January. If wind exceeds 35 km/h
MINIMUM AGE 8YEARS OLD.
RESERVATIONS / TICKETS
The cost is 10€ per person including IVA or 11,55€ including the bus service back to starting point. Choose a start time between 10,00 and 17,00 in half hour intervals.
Click on this link to the official Caminito de Rey website and click on ‘Book your visit’ button on the left hand site. This takes you to the booking engine which is only in Spanish. Click in the first big ‘Caminito del Rey’ logo. (The others (AG.) (ES.) and (CO.) are for Agencies). The current month appears. Use the arrows to select the month you want. Either click on the firm date that you want to book, or if you are flexible select the entire month by ticking the box ‘Buscar todo el mes completo’ and click ‘Buscar Sesiones’. You will see date, time, and places available. Time is the time to start the main walk having already walked down the access path. “Agotado” means no places available. Click on ‘Seleccionar’ on the right hand side. At the next page use the + to enter how many ticket you want, either for the walk alone or for the walk plus return bus journey. Click ‘Comprar’ button. On the next page, check the numbers of tickets are correct, add your details, tick the first box to accept the terms and conditions, tick the second box if you want to receive commercial offers from the walk management company. Click ‘Finalizar’. On the next page enter your credit card details and click ‘Pagar’. You will receive a confirmation email. Print this and bring it along together with credit card used.
Please reserve your tickets for the Alhambra Palace in Granada as early as possible as they can sell out quite soon.
Please go to www.alhambra-tickets.es.
Click on “Alhambra General” to choose your date and buy tickets.
If you find they are already sold out there is still a way to buy tickets.
Please click on the next picture, “Dobla de Oro” and tickets may be available.
They are more expensive than ordinary tickets because entrance to other monuments in Granada are included. Finally if no other tickets are available, you might consider booking with a guide.
There is an excellent go-kart track in Campillos and here is the link to their website: http://www.kartingcampillos.com/english/home.htm
Horses are available for hire close to El Chorro from an English family.
Call Alison and Marco on +34 639 626 098 and visit their website: www.horseridingelchorro.com
Our nearest golf courses are at Antequera half an hour to the north of the village and Alhaurin el Grande 40 minutes to the south of the village.
Experience the mountains from the air with a tandem paraglider flight. Ask us to help you arrange this or contact Alejandro from www.airbornadventures.com . Other local schools also offer tandem flights.
Bikes For Hire
Run by keen cyclists. They will deliver to the house and can even take you to and from the airport.
Talk to Lars on +34 634 57 89 95
Tennis courts are available at the municipal sports centre in Antequera.
We can help you arrange your day out at sea in Malaga or call Juani on +34 680 41 80 10
4 very different boats available for half a day to a week.
Boats moored at El candado sports harbour just east of Malaga.
Dolmens De Antequera
This 5000 years old UNESCO Woorld Heritage burial chamber is the largest neolithic tomb in Europe and is just on the outskirts of Antequera.
There are flamenco shows at various venues around Malaga.
Tickets and information from: www.FlamencoTickets.com
Fuente Piedra (Flamingo lagoon)
‘The town of the flamingoes’ is just a 15 minute motorway drive from Antequera, and a pleasant town in itself, noted for it’s wide Western style streets. It’s importance, however, is that it lies adjacent to a flamingo breeding ground on one of the largest lagoons in the Antequera region. A nature reserve, it is the most important nesting place for flamingoes in Spain and the second most important in Europe
Fifteen minutes from the house is the very popular Lobo Park (Wolf Park) where you can see the wolves being fed and they have Howling Nights which sounds scary. There is an English speaking girl from the village who works there and their web site is http://www.lobopark.com/
Fun On The Lakes
There is a company called Indian Sports by the lakes http://indiansport.es
and you will find them by the lakes and you would need to book a place one or two days before.
They have a circuit during the morning of abseiling, archery and canoeing.
This costs around 22 € for adults and 18€ for 10—16 year olds.
Very young children would not be allowed to abseil but could participate in the canoeing with a family adult.
They don’t speak much English but we could help you book if necessary.
There are also pedalos and canoes for hire on the lakes.
And of course it is fun to swim in the lakes as an alternative to your private swimming pool at our villas.
Animal, Bird, Sightseeing, Photographic: Organised Tours
There is a company who will tailor a trip to your requirements for any of the above pursuits and interest, either specifically or collectively.
Tours are generally 1,2 or 3 hours in duration, in four wheel drive vehicles, with maximum capacity 6 people per car.
For rates and more advisory information contact:
Tel: 0034 637 84 92 42 / 0034 671 66 71 11 / 0034 952 84 64 78
Donkey Sanctuary (El Refugio del Burrito)
Caves At Nerja
Las Cuevas de Nerja (the Caves of Nerja) are a series of naturally formed caves and caverns in the hills of Maro, 4km North-East of Nerja, some of which have taken up to two million years to form. The caves contain the widest naturally-formed column in the world, at 32m high and 13x7m at its base. Formed by the merging of a stalagmite and stalactite, it has held the Guinness World Record since 1989. The caves also famously host the annual Nerja International Festival of Music and Dance. A visit to these caves is a truly unique experience. In 2010 the caves were the most visited attraction in Málaga province.
Less than an hours drive from Loma la Parra and La Majada Alta you will find El Torcal mountain with one of the most dramatic and exceptional karstic landscapes in Europe. This surreal and lunar limestone plateau, dating from the Jurassic period, is riven by deep gullies and characterised by its fantastically weathered natural sculptures..
The whole area was under the sea until 150 million years ago. The violent movements of the earth’s crust then forced it upwards into hills and mountains, some 1,300m high. The limestone retained its horizontal strata, which over the years have been eroded by the rain and wind to form the incredible shapes you can see today.
It is an amazing place to visit and there are marked trails to help you navigate this incredible place.
There is a visitors center and restaurant at the top.