Day walks in the Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra Blanca
Are you on the Costa del Sol and are looking for an adventurous or hiking day out into some of the fantastic nature and scenery on this coast?
Spanish Highs can offer a variety of different things including mountain walks, gorge walks, forest walks and even a sighting of some ancient Roman baths.
The Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra Blanca mountains are very accessible from the Costa del Sol. We have developed a walking holiday itineraries that will suit the energetic hillwalker as well as the more gentle rambler. There is quite a network of tracks most walks can be tailored to give easier or harder options.
Day walks range from very easy to difficult, depending on what you want out of your day!
- Spanish Highs guide
- Transport from Marbella to the beginning of the walks and back
- Walking sticks on request
- A full day’s adventure!
What do I need to bring?
- A good pair of walking shoes, preferably with ankle support
- Food and drink for the full day
- Sun cream on hot days
The Marbella Mountains
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.
Gallery - Costa del Sol Walking
Gallery - Marbella Mountains
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