Torrecilla is the highest peak in western Andalucia, topping out at 1,919m. It stands majestically in the middle of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, a short drive from Ronda. A guided hike up it is a great challenge; the walk takes you through some unusual landscapes, which change…

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Added: 07/07/2014

The small town of Tarifa sits at the southernmost point of Europe, with its toes in the Straits of Gibraltar and Morocco and the north coast of Africa just a stone’s throw away across the water.  It is just 15km or 1 hour on one of the many daily ferries from here to hop over to Tangier.  Tarifa…

Added: 07/06/2014

One of our most popular walks is from Ronda to either the white village of Montejaque or to the Cueva del Gato (“Cat Cave”) near Benaojan , then taking Mr Hendersons’ Walk along the Guadiaro River to Jimera Estacion.  Both these walks require a pick up and, whilst we are always happy to provide…

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Added: 01/06/2014

Cordoba - Capital of Moorish El-Andalus

As the boys headed off on a 3-day bike trip from Cordoba to Granada (more of that when they finish), I took the chance to visit the city of Cordoba. The city was of strategic importance back in Roman times but it's heyday was when it flourished…

Added: 30/05/2014

You just have to give these amazing people who enter this race 10 / 10 for effort.  The 101km La Legion event is always tough but this year, over the weekend of 10th – 11th May, the weather was sweltering right from the start. The relentless heat took its toll on a higher number of competitors…

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Added: 12/05/2014

We thought this was a lovely piece recently published in The Independent; well worth a read for the great sense of the local atmosphere which it conjures up.

  Hill towns of Andalucia: for high art, go for culture vulture www.independent.co.uk Down there on the coast in Marbella…
Added: 15/04/2014

Today saw us out on the bikes, enjoying glorious sunshine as we checked out the condition of the trail on one of our favourite challenging rides near to the Marbella coast. We started at Istan, a quaint little village with white-painted buildings and classic narrow streets, many with intricate…

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Added: 03/03/2014

One of our most popular MTB rides takes in a fantastic trail which starts high in the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park and leads us down through the forests and mountains to finish on the Marbella coast. We took a group down today and they enjoyed glorious sunshine all the way - though the sea…

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Added: 19/11/2013

Although we have stacks of routes to walk or cycle around Ronda, either staying close to the town or venturing further afield, one of the key pleasures of our days is exploring new routes. Sometimes we are looking for new options for returning Hike + Bike customers, sometimes simply checking…

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Added: 01/11/2013

Grazalema Natural Park

Yesterday we were on a mission to identify a good circular mountain bike route in the countryside between the villages of Grazalema and Villaluenga, in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park.

Wayne has often ridden in this area and knows it very well but…

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Added: 05/06/2013