Los Montes de Málaga – The Mountains of Málaga, El Molino del Hortelano & La Alcazaba


We have planned this excursion to get to discover the most important prehistoric and natural monuments of Antequera (Málaga). The Torcal is a Geo-Park very relevant as Karst landscape. The old city, on the top of the hill, has a well preserved Arabic castle and Roman remains. Also important churches from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Starting and finishing point: Our coaches have collection points along the coast from Fuengirola to Málaga City.

Tours have the following collection points and departure times:

Fuengirola: 8.30 am
Benalmadena: 9.00 am
Torremolinos: 9.30 am
Málaga City: 10.00 am

Arrival time: 7:00 pm

Our tour guides speak mainly Spanish and English, but they also have a good understanding of another European languages. The prices of our tours are “all inclusive”. There are no extra charges of any sort.

The Tour:

Stage 1 ~ Our first port of call on this tour will be to El Molino del Hortelano which is situated in the middle of the olive groves of “Lo Urbano”, 25 km north of Málaga. This olive oil producing finca has been owned by the same family for generations and they will give us a full guided tour of their estate, showing us all there is to know about the growing, production and bottling of the “Liquid Gold of Málaga.” We will sample their various olive oils and have a morning coffee.

Stage 2 ~ We will then drive to the town of Colmenar where we will have a leisurely lunch in the famous family run “Taberna de las Flores”. As usual, all drinks and wine are on us!

Stage 3 ~ After lunch we will visit the famous town of Antequera – “The crossroads of Andelucia” – so called because it is situated between the four great cities of Granada, Cordoba, Sevilla and Malaga. We will stroll through La Alcazaba de Antequera, which was built in the 14th Century by the Moors to counter the Christian army’s advance from the North. The word Alcazaba comes from the Arabic” Al Kasbah” which means a Citadel. From the towers of the Alcazaba one has a 360-degree view of all the surrounding countryside. From here we can see the vast extent of “La Vega de Andalucia”. The Spanish word “vega” means a great fertile plain. This vega is surrounded by two mountain chains – Subetica to the north and by Penibetica to the south.

Stage 4 ~ Before departing for home, we will have some light refreshments in Restaurante El Escribano. It is worthwhile to sit on the terraces of this restaurant and admire the famous Santa Maria Church and view the many architectural attractions of Antequera spread out below.

We expect to have you back, safe and sound by 7.00 pm
The all-inclusive price of this tour is €85.00
As our tours are “All Inclusive” even the drinks and wines are on us.  We truly hope you enjoy the experience.

Equipment Recommended:

We recommend comfortable walking shoes. In the winter a warm sweater and jacket, Malaga is surprisingly diverse and can get quite chilly up the mountains.  A hat and sun cream all year round to protect you from the sun.



Los Montes de Málaga –  The Mountains of Málaga

Price €85

Location: Antequera (Málaga)
Duration: All day
Difficulty: Level 2 (REI)





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“We had a wonderful experience. Our guide was warm and very friendly. The highlight for us was definitely the tour of the olive grove. The rest of the tour was also great. Thanks Michael, thanks Wouter.”

Robert & Anne – Dublin

“This Tour really matched our expectations. On our tour around the Malaga countryside we felt really well looked after. The destinations we spot on. Antequera was beautiful and our tour around the olive estate was great.”

Albert – London