Cork-forest hiking tour - Cueva de los Maquis

DAYHIKES
Date: Tuesday, 18th December 2018

Beautiful hike at Castellar de la Frontera, through the cork forest of Almoraima, over bizarre rocky landscape to the Maquis cave

castellar maquis 1The name of the caves or rather half caves (shelter) goes back to the story, which states that this place was the refuge of the Maquis, a Republican guerrilla who fought against the Franco dictatorship. There are several sentences engraved in the rock from this period. But the story of these three half-caves leads us much further into the past. The cave paintings that we can find there are at least 4000 years old.

It is a relatively easy route, mostly through forest roads and well-maintained trails through a beautiful forest of cork oaks, with stunning views of the reservoir, the mountains, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Castle of Castellar.

 

castellar maquis 2Difficulty:

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medium, 9 km – approx. 3-4 hours. At the end of the tour we can have some tapas at the village.

Elevations:

↑↓423m 

Please bring:castellar maquis 5

Hiking shoes, sun and rain protection, enough water.

Pick up times:

Estepona: 8:30
Marbella: 9:00

Expected return:

17:00

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Price: 45€

Includes:

Hiking guide, insurance and transport to starting point and back

Not included:

Food and drinks

Reservation required 

 

 

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