Hiking in Chorro - Caminito del Rey, the King's Path (https://www.caminitodelrey.info)

The Caminito del Rey, the King's Path, is a historic and world-famous hiking trail with a total length of 7.7 km. It travels at high altitude through the gorge of the imposing Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, a 15-minute drive from your holiday bungalow de Rocasita. The Caminito del Rey provides spectacular photos and breathtaking views. In short, a major tourist attraction.


Hiking in Parque Natural Torcal de Antequera (https://www.torcaldeantequera.com)

El Torcal de Antequera is a natural park near the ancient city of Antequera (the heart of Andalusia) and only an hour's drive from your holiday bungalow de Rocasita. The futuristic, jagged and imposing landscape of eroded limestone rocks attracts many day tourists every year. There are three easy, marked hiking trails. If you really want to discover El Torcal, book a guided excursion.

Torcal de Antequera is an unimaginable natural phenomenon, formed at a time when Andalusia was still under sea water, which is now some 60 million years ago. What you walk through today is the bottom of the sea that was pushed up as Africa collided with Europe. You can still see this in the beautifully preserved fossils of ammonites that you find in a number of places.

Hiking: Jurassic Route & Monte Hacho

You will hike directly from your holiday bungalow the Rocasita to the Cruz del Humilladero from where you will enjoy the beautiful views. Along the way you will see

The Cruz del Humilladero is a historical monument located on the outskirts of the city of Álora. It is one of the main symbols of the city and has important cultural and religious significance.

The Cruz del Humilladero was built in the 16th century to commemorate a terrible epidemic that ravaged the city. The epidemic claimed many lives and the people of Álora decided to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by building a huge cross.

The cross has an impressive height of 15 metres and has a crucifix on the front. It is made of natural stone and has a solid base to withstand the wind. The area around the Cruz del Humilladero is a popular meeting place for locals and offers beautiful views of the city of Álora and the surrounding mountains.

Every year on 3 May, the Romería de la Cruz takes place, in which Álora residents march in procession to the Cruz del Humilladero to honour the town's patron saint. During this procession, locals carry the statue of the Virgen de la Cabeza and offer flowers and candles at the cross.

The Cruz del Humilladero is an important cultural heritage of Álora and is often visited by tourists interested in the city's history and religion. It is a popular destination for photographers because of the monument's beautiful views and interesting history.

On the way to the cross, you will see a most interesting point from a geological point of view, through a natural area stretching between pine trees, rosemary, mastic, camomile and other species, which will convey the characteristic aromas of the mountain's purity.

The place you visit is called Hoyo del Toril by locals. It has long been a refuge for shepherds and bandits, who took advantage of its many caves to hide.
As there is only one entrance due to the steepness of the surrounding mountains, it was also used to confine cattle.

If you like, local guides can explore this area with you. Many points of great geological interest are visited, including several curtain points of stalactites of karst origin, large blocks of fragmented conglomerate and caves formed by the stones themselves as the ground emerges.