El Torcal – surreal and stunning
Most geologically stunning of all of Andalucía’s natural parks, El Torcal de Antequera Natural Park Reserve has a surreal, almost eerie feel to it.
Known for its unique limestone formations, the whole area was under the Tethys Sea some 150 million years ago. Violent Earth crust movements forced the seabed upwards into hills and mountains, a couple of which are just over 1,300m (the highest being the Camorro de Siete Mesas at 1,336m).
With a fascinating array of landscapes and villages, Cádiz is the most varied province throughout all of Andalucía’s stunning vistas.
From the sweeping beaches of the Costa de la Luz, to the “jungles” of Los Alcornocales Natural Park, the “I-can-almost-touch-Africa” El Estrecho Natural Park – and the most prized of all the Natural Parks, the majestic Sierra de Grazalema.
A mountain wilderness that’s unique to Andalucía, the Sierra de Grazalema is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Quite simply, it is one of the most breathtaking of Spain’s natural landscapes.
It’s easy to see why this walk is getting increasingly popular. Between Benaoján and Jimera de Líbar, Mr Henderson’s Railway walk is perfect for all nature lovers and families looking to enjoy stunning scenery, mountain ranges and amazing wildlife.
It’s near enough Ronda to make it a suitable hike while also visiting the city. Just make sure you don’t miss the return train back!
Or, for a lazier and easier option, you could combine this hike with a visit and a swim at the nearby cat’s cave, the Cueva del Gato.