If you would like to enjoy a weekend surrounded by nature, the Montes de Málaga Natural Park is a perfect choice. Hiking trails, bike rides and excursions to archaeological sites are some of the activities that you can enjoy in this natural environment, a few kilometres from the city of Málaga.
Are you ready for a weekend in the Málaga hills?
Considered as the green lung of the city, this natural park is a favourite spot among locals and tourists. Its many trees and stunning views, with the sea as a backdrop, attract outdoor enthusiasts every weekend for hiking and cycling.
The area has a rich archaeological heritage, giving you the chance to explore sites such as the Las Chaperas megalithic necropolis or the Peñas de Cabrera rock and cave paintings, both in the village of Casabermeja. Another must is a visit to the historic San Telmo Aqueduct (18th century), one of the greatest engineering works of its time, which has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.
And if you want to spend the night in the area, there are numerous hotels where you can stay, such as the Hotel Rural Casona Los Moriscos in the village of Colmenar. It is built in an old farmhouse with a Mudejar coffered ceiling and the setting is ideal for hiking or bike rides.
From there, it is worth visiting the historic centre of the town, which owes its name to the hives of bees that sustained the local economy for many years. Among its attractions are La Candelaria Hermitage, from the 17th century, and the Church of la Asunción, which crowns the hill on which Colmenar sits.