Only 10 km from Fuego Blanco El Chorro and The Caminita Del Rey is now open. Described in guide books as one of the top 20 places in the world to visit. This part of Spain boasts stunning countryside, from the ruins of Bobastra, once a Mosarabe settlement of 2000 people, to the dramatic gorge at El-Chorro and beautiful rock formations at El Torcal National Park.
From Fuego Blanco you can walk up El Hacho, the hill towering over Alora, to see the valley spread out before you and the mountains in the east. North from here it is a few kilometers to El Chorro, Bobastro, and the lakes; good areas for a gentle stroll or something more demanding. A little further away there are very different areas on offer. There are pretty walks in the Sierra de Mijas to the south; routes through mature woodlands in the natural park in the mountains of Malaga to the east; or dramatic mountain and valley pathways in the Sierra de las Nieves to the west.
For guests staying at Fuego Blanco we offer directions for a number of self-guided walks.
Pico del Convento walk
A walk to the top of Pico del Convento with breathtaking panoramas over the Guadalhorce River and El Chorro Gorge. This walk is about 5 kms long and takes approx. 2 hours. You can enjoy lunch if desired at the picturesque El Mirador restaurant, which looks out over the turquoise waters of the lakes.
El Hacho Pizarra
Offering some of the most incredible views in the world, this walk of about 8 km takes between 3 and 4 hours.
Carratraca – Sierra Blanquilla
This walk is circular and starts and finishes in the village of Carratraca. It passes through several pretty valleys with ever changing views towards El Grajo, Sierrra de los Aguas and La Huma. The path is mostly easy, but with some rough patches. Much of it is shaded. This walk of about 6 km takes approx. 3 hours.
Picnic provided by Fuego Blanco on request for self-guided walks at a charge of 10 euros per person.
Comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water. Also advised: hat, sunglasses, sun tan lotion and camera. Walkers should ensure they have adequate cover for personal accident included in their travel insurance