Things To Do.
Cortijo El Moran is located between Gaucin and Jimena de La Frontera. The surrounding area is famed for clinging white villages and a fascinating history of conflict with the Moors. Today Gaucin, Jimena and Ronda, enjoy the quintessential flavours of Spanish life. A warm Spanish welcome awaits you!
Around The Villa.
Amazing Bike Rides
A plethora of amazing bike rides can be started right from The Villa. Wether you want to do a relaxing bike ride through the surrounding sun clad hills or climb a nearby peak, the area's got you covered.
Cortijo El Moran features two mountain bikes and four e-bikes.
Gaucin is a spectacularly beautiful mountain village commanding sweeping views to Gibraltar and North Africa.
The village is a gateway to the Serranía de Ronda where, depending on the time of year, you can enjoy an impressionist palette of colour: brilliant brush strokes of red poppies, yellow mimosa, purple wild orchids, tempered by the cool green of olive groves and occasional splash of pale pink almond blossom.
El Hacho is a stunning mountain right next to the village of Gaucin. The hike from Gaucin Villa to the peak takes about 1-2 hours.
It's a steep climb but the perseverant will be rewarded with an amazing 360° panoramic view overlooking all nearby valleys, mountains, rivers and villages.
Culture & Relaxing
Half an Hour to the Beach
Ronda sits in the heart of the Serrania de Ronda, is about half an hour drive from the villa and with a population of approximately 35,000 inhabitants.
Surrounded by lush river valleys and sitting above a deep ravine, it is a place that literally takes your breath away when seeing it.
Anyone who has been lucky enough to visit Ronda will understand its appeal. It is one of the most beautiful and visited cities in Spain.
The Famous Gibraltar Rock
Between Spain and the African coast, Gibraltar is a unique destination with a life that goes beyond its surface. The monolithic Rock of Gibraltar entices tourists with its lush greenery and the friendly Barbary Macaques ubiquitous to the area.
Beneath its looming exterior lay the Galleries, a veritable labyrinth of underground passageways running through the Rock. Above ground there is also plentiful tax-free shopping, as well as numerous beaches.
Just a half an hour drive
One of the main attractions of the Costa del Sol is the variety of beaches. Málaga province is bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and boasts a total of 161 km of coast, running from Manilva to Nerja.
The influence of the sea and more than 320 days of sun each year has a noticeable effect on the character of its inhabitants, their lifestyle and their cuisine.
Just a 20 min. drive
At the western end of the Costa del Sol of Malaga, but actually within the municipality of San Roque in Cadiz Province is Sotogrande, one of the most luxurious sports and residential developments in Europe. Its' 2,500 hectares (6,178 acres) encompass all the amenities you could imagine as a complement to the Polo Club, Golf, beache club, world class marina and incredible bars, restaurants.
All this make Sotogrande a unique experience for residents and visitors alike.
Hiking & Biking.
Peaks & Mountains
Scenic Bike Rides
Andalucia Hiking Area
Designated a Unesco Biosphere reserve in 1977, the Sierra de Grazalema was declared the first natural park in Andalucia in 1984 and is one of Spain's most ecologically outstanding areas. The 51,695 ha park is famous for its spectacularly rugged limestone landscape of cliffs, gullies, caves and gorges.
By far the most impressive gorge is Garganta Verde, with its exceptional griffon vulture colony and rocky walls that tower vertically for 400m.
At 1,092 metres, Aljibe is the highest peak in the Alcornocales Park and is a fairly serious undertaking. However the walk as far as Sauceda, 1.5 kms, is great for a family picnic, there are loads of nice spots next to the river and the walk as far as the forestry road at the head of the valley, about 4kms, can be achieved in trainers.
You will see a huge variety of plant and bird life on this walk. At the end you will be rewarded with stunning panoramic views.
Caminito Del Rey
The Caminito is a narrow cliffside path hanging 100m above the waters of the river Guadalhorce. The path runs from the Embalse de Guadalhorce reservoir, through the famous El Chorro gorge, to El Chorro village.
The Caminito del Rey (King’s Little Path) is built onto the side of the limestone rock face and offers spectacular, heart-stopping views down a sheer drop to the churning waters.
& Much More
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