El Torcal park and the protected EL Torcal Natural Area is known for it’s unusual limestone rock formations. It’s located about 30 km north of Málaga city near the town of Antequera, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Area for the Archaeological park of the Dolmens.
Within El Torcal Park’s 17 square km are some of the most beautiful and impressive limestone landscapes in Europe. The whole area was under the sea until one hundred million years ago.
Then, the violent movements of the Earth’s crust forced it upward into hills and mountains up to 1.300 m, the limestone still kept its layered horizontal formation. Because of this, over millions of years, the rain and wind have been able to chisel these layers forming incredible shapes.
Orchid enthusiasts will be captivated by the 30 varieties of the plant growing in the park.
Three routes through the park for walkers have been marked out with different coloured arrows on wooden sticks. The green route is the shortest and easiest, 1,5 km. and takes about 30 minutes. The yellow route covers most of the green area, is 2,5 km. long and takes you to “Las Ventanillas” (The Windows), at 1.200 m. for panoramic views of the valley of Málaga. Finally the red route is the longest and most difficult, 4,5 km. taking about three hours, with a viewing point 1.339 m. up where you can see the whole of the El Torcal Park and the Africa Coastline.
After one of the hikes, normally the green or yellow route, we drive past Antequera to visit a boutique wine cellar where to taste some of the wines elaborated with local Muscat variety or with international ones, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot etc.
El Torcal Wine Tour is journey full of sensations. We start with a light hike (1h aprox.) in El Torcal, recently declared UNESCO World Heritage Area. This is the most spectacular European karstic landscape, which rock formations has been shaped by the the winds and rainfalls thoughout the milleniums.
After a short ride, we enjoy a wine tasting in a family run Bodega, where we taste a wide range of wines, from whites and reds to sweet wines elaborated with indigenous or international grape varieties.
It’s possible to combine activity of El Torcal Wine Tour with the Montilla-Moriles Wine Tour.
Please let us know your dietary/food requirements upon booking El Torcal Wine Tour. Children underage (18 years old) are welcome on tour.
You can book El Torcal Wine Tour as well as each tour as late as 1 week prior to departure, via email or whatsapp.
Cancellation is free between 7 and 3 days before departure.
Any cancellation after day 3 before departure will be charged 100% of the total cost of the trip.
8.30 AM Meet at the hotel and departure to El Torcal.
10.00 AM Arrival at El Trocal to enjoy a self guided 1h hike.
12.30 PM Visit the Bodega with wine tasting + appetizers (4 wines).
2.00 PM Stop for lunch (Not Included) or return directly to Málaga.
3.00 PM Arrival in Málaga
We strongly recommend to be ready at the meeting point 15 min prior departure in order to leave on time.