La Concha (1243m) or La Torrecilla (1919m)
Just a short drive from Marbella is an excellent day hike up the prominent mountain situated just behind the town. This walk is perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the Costa del Sol.
The day will begin from a meeting point in Marbella, driving up to the beginning of the walk (30 minutes) then the walk begins by walking into the Sierra Blanca valley and along the ridge towards La Concha.
In total the walk will take between 6 and 7 hours and weather-depending, you will see awesome views of Marbella, the Rock of Gibraltar and on clearer days, Sierra Nevada’s snowy peaks.
The walk is little challenging, with a 500m increase in altitude from the start and a couple of exposed ridges.
Looking for something a bit higher?
La Torrecilla boasts an extra 650m of altitude and gives you a more isolated feeling with it being a bit further inland from Marbella in the Sierra de las Nieves range.
The walk is a similar level of difficulty and will also take between 6 and 7 hours, the only difference is a longer drive to the beginning of the walk.