If you are in Antequera or close to the route I recommend hiring a tour to visit the Torcal. We hired a guide from the local company torcal & Boissier and he treated us great and made the route a very rewarding experience, not only giving us a guide but also telling us many interesting things.
The tour of the Rio Chillar, Cahorros Nerja, in the region of Axarquia in Malaga, is one of the most amazing hiking paths, refreshing and enjoyable to do. You are crossing the river in its bed, walking over water between vegetation and rocks, in some cases, up small waterfalls, through some small pools where you can swim and so the dam. Coming back on the hike will take about 8 or 9 hours, it just depends on how many stops you decide to take. The most impressive and spectacular journey is when you get to the "Cahorros" at the beginning of the route, which are small narrow rock gorges, about 50 meters high and 250 meters long. I have now gone on this hike several times with friends, and each one loved it, they were all pleasantly surprised. In Nerja everyone knows this path so anyone can guide you on how to arrive, Be sure to do it, you will not be sorry. On your visit you should not miss the Nerja Balcony of Europe which is just a few miles to the mountain village of Frigiliana, it is worth it.
One of the most iconic peaks of the park, called the Pico del Lucero or scrape of the Moriscos, forms a pyramidal peak in the central line of the route frequented in the great mountaineering tradition. Its almost alpine route offers spectacular views of the summit. Careful observation allows viewing of, especially early in the morning some examples of mountain goats which are very abundant in the area and deer, although the latter is less frequent.
Starting from the Roman Bridge outside Salares, and following a path marked by a signpost along the bridge, you can walk along one of the most beautiful trails in Axarquia region surrounded by orange trees, oaks and a variety of native trees. The tour is approximately 5 km and isn't difficult so is suitable to do with children. You can also see ruins of old farmhouses and stunning views of villages and mountains. On your way by Salares be sure to see the Alminar Mudéjar.
From Jubrique can approach this mountain that is much of the Costa del Sol in the forests abound black pines, oaks and small patches of firs. Jubrique Cottages http://www.Toprural.Com/andalucia/malaga/casas-rurales-jubrique_rm-es-29064.htm
In Andalusia, autumn is just like spring, so it's a good time for hiking. A route that should not be missed is the "Ruta de los Tajos", located near Comares, Riogordo and Alfarnatejo. They are huge masses of stone, nine in total, spread throughout the northern region of Axarquia of Malaga. The route runs from the Port of Sabar Riogordo (located at 590 meters above sea level)and is medium-high difficulty. The distance is about 7 km and during the tour you can see the Tajos de Fraile, Doña Ana, Pulgarín and Gomer. You can walk, horseride or cycle the route.
This hiking trail is not difficult so you can do it with children or pets. The route begins at the mill (now converted into a rural hotel), after which you have to turn right to cross the river over a small bridge, leading down a path and past a few small farmhouses. You then reach the mountain which is at the foot of the Sierra de San Jorge. When you see the source, you will see that it was worth the walk. You can continue down the Royales path south, where, after passing through a grove of pine trees, you can enjoy fantastic views of Villanueva and Antequera. As well as walking, you can do this route on bike or horseback.
El "Fuerte" (1005m) is a mountain in the municipality of Frigiliana, from the top we can see almost all the axárquica coast. This is where events occurred related in the twelve tiles of Frigiliana. These mountain slopes witnessed the battle that ended the dominance of Arabic culture in these lands. It should be noted that in the north you can see the entire river basin Fig Tree, Lucero Peak, the Swan and saw Almendrón saw. We begin in the Plaza del Ingenio, opposite the Local Police office. From this point we will go towards "Barribarto" by C/Hernando el Darra stopping at the aforementioned mosaics that introduce us graphically to the history of the battle, continue along the C/Chorrera to take a path, in a few moments we see the remains of the castle of Lizar from which one can admire a beautiful view of the area and surrounding Frigiliana. After this break, and using the well that lies at the end of the path as a reference, we will begin the ascent by a serpentine road that lead us in an hour and a half to the Fort. This path you can easily find, only for a few meters you should follow the canal that supplies water to the pot and is jutting between some houses, just then we have two choices: Follow the ditch or the left path. The latter will lead us to our destination. The trail is in good condition so you will have no trouble following while leaving behind the villa. When we're close to our goal, since both sides can enjoy the wonderful scenery this laborious route offers. Many people still go up to look old Moorish era coins. I have to say that without meaning to found one of them, which I keep as a treasure that the mountain gave me that day. Without doubt this is one of the best hiking trails in the area. Level: Intermediate. Estimated Time: 2 hours (one way). Water: Acequia de Liza. Approximate distance: 3 km (return), starting altitude: 300m. Promoted Elevation: 705m.
This stretch of the trail runs by a lovely stream to Burriana and is also called the stream drinker. The most important tributary of the river Genil, which has an extensive watershed that runs through both terms. You can take the path that starts at a Medieval bridge next to the historic site of The Rock Church and Convent of San Francisco de Recoletos de Asis, it is dotted with rock rose, almond trees and flowers. You can also see calsticas boulders along the entire route, some with signs of wear made by the water, which shows that once the stream ran through this hiking trail and had a significant flow. An easy route - no specialist equipment is required.
This route starts from the north of the province of Malaga, which is where the Villanueva algae is located and 11 kilometers from the town of Archidona, 30 Kms from Antequera and 70 kms from Malaga. Throughout the tour you can see a landscape composed mostly of hills and small villages, surrounded by green fields and groves of olive and grain fields. To reach this town you have to take the A-92 and take the N-331 towards Antequera - Alameda, arrive at the here through a local road (MA-206), which is quite bendy, up to the main street through the village and from there its easy to find.
The Way of The Arquillas is an ancient path constructed in Roman times. Along the trail we can see ruins of some buildings that are the "caskets" where water flowed. There is a path that runs along the Arroyo del Alcazar and along which we can enjoy lovely views of the city of Antequera. The trail leads to what was once a monastery which has been converted into a hotel, in an environment with amazing views to the front we see the Sierra de Las Chimeneas and Chamorro Alto, and the Torcal de Antequera and Port La Escaleruela. More on our right, we can see the Abdalajís Sierra Valley and Chorro. I made this journey from the hotel to Antequera, where we visited the citadel.