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Different Activities on the Costa del Sol

16 October, 2019

Canyoning
Make your trip to the Costa del Sol complete with a step on the wild side through the amazing Guadalmina Gorge. The Guadalmina is a 28km river that flows from Sierra Bermeja up to Marbella. It has created gorges around it that are ideal for canyoning. The passages are filled with natural water slides, small lakes, and unique waterfalls.

You’ll abseil down from heights of 12 and 8 metres and jumps off 7 meters. The Canyoning for this expedition starts just outside of the Village of Benahavis.

You'll meet with the guide at the team's office, who will transport you to the canyon. This activity has duration of 2 to 3 hours, including 15 minutes ride to the starting point and 15-minute ride back to the meeting point.

Activity requirements All participants must be at least 7 years old and be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times. All participants must know how to swim.

From 49€ per person


Quad Biking

If you're in the Province of Malaga and want to do something different, why not try the quad biking tour? With these tours, you'll explore the outstanding Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, a spot categorized by UNESCO as Biosphere Reserve!

The team at the office in Puerto Banus (Marbella) will transport you to the starting point with the full equipment. Before the ride, you will receive an orientation on the basics of driving a quad as well as the safety protocols. The route is very dynamic with many obstacles that’ll make it that much more interesting and exciting! Take a picnic to enjoy in the middle of the exquisite views of the natural park. Enjoy up to 90% off-road in the middle of nature, while getting one of the best sightseeing of the Costa del Sol!

The quads have 330 ccs (Polaris brand) and can drive up to 85 km/h.

Duration on quadbike: 1.5 hour - 2 hours Journey to the designated area: 1 hour Way back: 1 hour

Activity requirements
Participants must know how to drive and have a valid driving license.
Minimum age:
Driver: 18 years old
Passenger: 6 years old
Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Special terms ONLY during the summer you can book the starting time at 7.00pm.
The specific route will be determined depending on your level.

From 150€ pp


Caving

Looking to do some caving in Malaga?

Where? Serrania de Ronda a natural paradise for caving excursionists due to the diverse geology that offers all kinds of cavities, sinkholes and spectacular underground landscapes. The entire mountain range of Ronda is a huge map of holes that you should discover.
Located at the heart of Genal Valley you'll find 'the Excentrica'. Famous for having a large number of geological formations of limestones, speleothem, helicity & fistulas (eccentric and concentric). A very excentric cave due to the fact that half of it has water and the other half is completely dry.

You'll meet the team in the Puerto Banus offices where you'll ride with a guide during 40 minutes to get to the caving spot. Once there the exploration will be of around 2 hours and 30 minutes. After the activity is done, you'll return to the offices.

In order to participate in this activity you must not suffer from claustrophobia.

All participants must be at least 7 years old and be accompanied by a legal guardian at all times.

All participants must be able to swim.

From 35€ p


Mountain Bikes

Inland from the warm beaches of Estepona you'll be able to explore the amazing mountain landscapes as you ride on off-road trails on an e-mountain bike!

Thanks to these rather new bikes, you'll get all the enjoyment without the excessive efforts that the hard mountain routes demand!

Thanks to the electric motor assistance, the possibilities mountain bike can give you multiply! You'll be able to climb quickly through inaccessible and unreachable sites! Also, you can choose the route that best adapts to your level.

Estepona, being a seaside city boasts an amazing mountain setting around Sierra Bermeja ideal for the practice of mountain activities. Just a few kilometers from the town, you'll find mountain passes such as Los Reales de Sierra Bermeja at 1450 m. There, paths of great beauty and suitable for mountain biking.

Routes
Ruta de las Charcas Easy-medium difficulty 20 km. 2 hours
Vellerin Medium difficulty 25 km. 3 hours
Altabacales Hard difficulty 40 km. 4 hours

From 69€ pp

 

Rafting

Hold on tight as you travel down the Genil River on this amazing whitewater rafting experience!

The Genil River's offers amazing rafting conditions and suits all levels of rafting, so if you are a beginner or an experienced hand, the level and section of the river can be tailored to you.

The best conditions are between May and September. During this period the natural flow of the river offers rafters a thrilling outing. As well as of the excitement, this trip in located in such a beautiful setting, offering that much-needed reconnection with nature

A minimum of 4 persons is reqd

From 35€ per person


Climbing

One of the most popular Via Ferratas in the Ronda region is without a doubt the Tajo de Ronda via ferrata. Pangea welcomes you on this amazing mountain experience!

Located in the outskirts of Ronda, a town located between the Sierra de las Nieves and Sierra de Grazalema Natural Parks, this Via Ferrata is easy and perfect for a Via Ferrata initiation. From this amazing itinerary, you can enjoy the most visited place in the province of Malaga, a gorge about 100 meters deep, excavated by the Guadalevín River, and the famous Puente Nuevo, a true emblem of this city.

This Ferrata is ideal for starting rock climbing and grants incredible views.

Minimum Age 7 years

Activity requirements
This activity is not recommended for people suffering from vertigo.
Minors must have authorization from their parents.

From 35€ pp depending upon the group size


Diving

If you have never been diving before and want to try to see if you like it or not, you can do a PADI Discover Scuba Dive.

What will you learn?

The basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. One of the things you'll learn is that you really can breathe underwater. This gives you the opportunity to decide if you like it or not.

You will learn how to use the scuba diving equipment and to move underwater.

Basic exercises and safety protocols.

Duration: 4 hours

Objectives
- Learn the necessary basic techniques of scuba diving
- Dive down to a depth of 12 meters

Activity requirements

Minimum age: 14 years old.

All participants must:
- Know how to swim
- Provide a medical certificate from your GP dated within the last 3 months stating that you are allowed to partake in this activity

From 95€ pp

 

Skiing in Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada Ski Station is a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada in the province of Granada in southeastern Spain. The ski area is on the northwestern slopes of Veleta, the third highest peak in peninsular Spain and the most southerly ski resort of Europe.

The resort hosted the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 1996 and occasionally hosts World Cup races such as the last were women's technical races in 2007.

In recent years World Slope and Freestyle events have made a very successful appearance here. It was also host to the 2015 Winter Universidad, the World University games.

In March 2017, Sierra Nevada hosted the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships 2017.

By far the main attraction for visitors to the resort is the 105 km (70 mi) of alpine skiing runs. With abundant snow, it is possible to ski almost anywhere on the mountain, as the whole resort is above the tree line. The resort does not carry out avalanche blasting, and skiers are generally advised against leaving the pistes due to avalanche risk. Those looking for a real challenge could try the World Cup Giant Slalom run known as “Fuente Del Tesoro”

As the resort mainly caters to locals, and less to people visiting for a whole week, it is much busier at weekends. There are rarely any queues mid-week outside the main Spanish holidays (first week of December, Christmas through to 6 January and Easter). Even at weekends, queues are generally fairly short by comparison to other European areas especially if the whole resort is open, allowing skiers to spread out across the mountain.

Sierra Nevada is Europe's southernmost ski station and the highest in Spain. With its high elevation, the skiing season can last from late November until early May. Particularly towards the end of the season it experiences sunny days of skiing, although wind can be a problem due to Veleta's prominence and few trees.

The resort is situated 27 km from the city of Granada, and is accessed by the A-395. It is also less than 100 km from Motril, on the Costa Tropical, which means skiing and swimming on the same day is an option. Malaga, is accessed by the highway A-7/European route E15 (Málaga-Motril), highway A-44/ European route E902 (Motril-Granada) and then route Granada-Sierra Nevada Ski Station.

At the foot of the slopes there is a resort village, Pradollano, which stretches up a hill to the north of the pistes. It is home to a large number of shops, including many that sell or rent ski equipment, souvenir shops and a small supermarket. There is also a variety of ski schools, restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs.

There are various types of ski passes in Sierra Nevada: long term, consecutive and non-consecutive days. There are also ski passes for families.
(Please Note…for non-skiers, Please have lessons.)

Consecutive days ski pass in Sierra Nevada is free for children under 6, children that are 6-12 years old, disabled and people over 70 years. They only have to pay 5 euro for insurance. People with 33% disability or more have a reduced price.
The ski pass prices depend on the age of the skier: children (6-12 years), junior (13-16 years), adults (17-59 years) and senior (60-69 years). Prices vary depending upon the time of year and number of days booked for passes.

On a “Daily” basis, prices range from 24.50€ - 35.50€ per day


Horse Riding:

The Andalusian horse (Pure Spanish Breed) is one of the most splendid, noble and beautiful animals in the world. And you can really enjoy riding one on the Costa del Sol, which is a paradise of fantastic contrasts. The province of Malaga gives you the opportunity to ride
a horse along a beach, follow a route through the mountains, ride along trails passing through wooded areas, or enjoy a gentle breeze and swaying palm trees on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

You'll find numerous equestrian centers distributed throughout the province of Malaga. You can learn to ride a horse at these, and also acquaint yourself with classical dressage, the Iberian riding technique known as doma clásica, and the so-called high school dressage (Doma de Alta Escuela). One of the great things about equestrian art is that it’s something that both children and adults can enjoy. And some of these centers also offer classes and activities with ponies.

As well as the horse riding classes, these centers give you the chance to thoroughly enjoy your contact with horses with surprising and breathtaking events and shows.

However, if what you’re looking for is to be in direct contact with the animal, enjoy nature and leave civilization and the hustle and bustle of the city behind, your best option would be to ride along a horseback route.
All of these centers offer horse riding activities. No previous experience is required. And you will be accompanied by a monitor the whole time.

Wherever you’re from and wherever you are. You'll always have an equestrian centre nearby on the Costa del Sol.

Prices approx. from 45€ per person per hour.

 

Clay Shooting

The Royal Society of Flying Shot of Malaga is known in the sports environment of shooting and flying to the plate as JARAPALO OLYMPIC SHOT CLUB.

It is a non-profit sports organization dedicated exclusively to the sport of shooting in the modalities of plate, propellers and flying shot.

These courts remain open and available to shooters, both partners and individuals, throughout the year. In their facilities, you can enjoy the practice of shooting and enjoy a meal in the Restaurant.

JARAPALO SHOT CLUB

The facilities are located on the Coin Road (A-404) at Km. 17.

The Shooting Club is about 20 kilometers from Malaga and between the towns of Alhaurín de la Torre and Alhaurín el Grande.

For the development of the sport there are five shooting courts, equipped for different modalities such as: Olympic pit, universal pit, American pit, skeet, double trap, hunting route, and propellers.
These courts remain open and available to shooters, both partners and individuals, throughout the year.

Please Note – It is imperative that you must have with you your Gun License of your Country of Origin; this will be retained in the Club Office until your Shoot is completed and then returned to your procession.

Only 1 gun is allowed per license and it is advisable to give 24 hrs. Notice to request a Gun

The Gun hire is 20€ and 7€ per discipline. The cost of cartridges as you would expect are separate.


Finally these are just a sample of alternative outdoor activities (if you can call caving outdoor) on the Costa del Sol.
There is something here for everyone in this very diverse area.
For more information about these activities and you are in Spain, why not call into our Office:

Andalucian Properties Real Estate Agent,
Marques del Duero,
San Pedro de Alcantara,
Marbella
Located on the main pedestrian street of San Pedro
tel. +34 952927833 or email info@andalucianproperties.info

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