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Land Rover Tours

Land Rover Tours

 

Join us on an ‘off road’ discovery

Let us take you on a journey through a beautiful landscape of deep valleys, high mountain plateaus, olive groves, riverbeds, historical towns and villages, and along the way discovering the local fauna and flora.

Using the Land Rover Defender, undoubtedly one of the most famous 4x4s ever built, we’ll take you on a unique tour of the interior of Andalucía. Using a combination of dry riverbeds, gravel roads, dusty tracks, and mountain roads, you’ll also have chance to experience a great 4x4 adventure!

We run our tours every day of the week from March to January, and offer you the half day Comares trip (max. 6 hrs) or the full day Sierra de Loja trip of (8.5 hrs).   

Booking information can be found at the end.


comares tour

 Lakes, riverbeds, olive groves and an exhilarating drive up to Comares  

Looking north up the great valley from Velez Malaga you’ll see the small village of Comares, with its many white houses precariously perched on a steep ridge. This commanding position has given Comares a unique history, from the early Greeks and Phoenicians who came in the 7th century BC to the Moors who settled here in 8th century AD. Comares stood as a defensive hill fort for the Moors for many centuries until the Christian Reconquista finally arrived in Comares in the 15th century.

Comares in the 21st century now enjoys tourism and agriculture as its main income, and our tour introduces you to the northern part of Comares, starting at Lake Vinuela we travel through the fertile valleys, along the dry (or often wet!) riverbeds, and then gently ascending through fields of olive groves on its northern approaches.

Along our way we get chance to see the different flora and fauna that thrive in this area, and upon our ascent to Comares we are offered spectacular views south towards the towns of Velez Malaga and Torre del Mar, and to the North we see the imposing ridge of mountains that run from east from El Torcal to La Maroma.

In Comares you’ll have chance to enjoy a local tapa along with a cold drink or coffee and admire the impressive views from the Balcony of Axarquia. You can choose to enjoy the views, or alternatively join us for a guided tour of Comares (approx. 30 minutes) that explores this beautiful village and its interesting history.

The cost of this tour is €120 for 2 people, €150 for 3 people and €160 for 4 people. Collection from Torrox is €10 per person.

 

Comares Tour Information

Start Time - 10.00 am          Duration 5 to 6 hours 

Total Distance - 66 kms with 32 kms 'off-road'

Max height - 703 metres          Optional walk - 600 mtrs (30 mins)

Light refreshments included during tour

Tapas and drinks are available to purchase in Comares

Minimum of 2 persons with a maximum 4 persons per vehicle

 

 


sierra loja tour

Neanderthals, Moors and into the heart of the Sierra de Loja

A full day of fun and adventure, we start this tour with a climb up from Punto de Encuentro towards the Zafarraya Pass. This unique geological feature, which is visible from the coast, provides a natural route through the mountains for onward travel further north. On our journey through the pass we stop and explore a Moorish castle, and also glance at what was once a Neanderthal dwelling. The top of the pass allows us to admire the  magnificent views back to the coast.

After a short stop in Ventas de Zafarraya we start our climb up in to the Sierra de Loja. This huge massif covers over 200 km2 with most of the plateau above 1000 mtrs. From this high vantage point we have the opportunity to view the western side of the Sierra Nevada and the northern slopes of the Tejeda, Almijara & Alhama natural park.

We’ll have chance for a short walk, and to admire the geological features of this plateau, then set off on our return. Our journey home retraces our path to Ventas de Zafarraya, where we then take the disused railway track to our last stop of the day, Bar El Cañuelo, where you can enjoy a cold drink and food from the menu.

The cost of this tour is €150 for 2 people, €180 for 3 people and €190 for 4 people. Collection from Torrox is €10 per person.

 

Sierra de Loja Tour Information

Start Time - 10.00 am          Duration 6 to 7 hours 

Total Distance - 60kms with 18kms 'off-road'

Max height - 1400 metres          Optional walk - 1000 mtrs (30 mins)

Light refreshments included during tour

Food and drink are available to purchase during tour

Minimum of 2 persons with a maximum 4 persons per vehicle

 

 


Booking Information

How to get to us – The tour starts at 10.00 am at the ‘Punto de Encuentro’ adjacent to Lake Viñuela. We offer a ‘collection and return’ service from Torrox Costa, where we’ll collect you from outside the Cajamar Bank at 9.30 am. For collection from other locations please contact us.

What to bring – As the tour will include differing terrain we suggest that you bring with you the following – trainers, shorts or trousers, fleece, sun hat, sunglasses and sun cream. We can provide a small backpack for you to carry with you when away from the Land Rover.

Photographers – We will be travelling through some very beautiful and varied landscapes, where there will be many opportunities for some great photos, so please let us know if you would like us make additional stops in the Land Rover at any time during the tour.

Refreshments - During the time spent exploring in the Land Rover we will make occasional stops, and during these breaks there will be available free soft drinks and light refreshments. At our chosen destination you do have the option to also purchase local tapas and drinks.

Children – This tour can be enjoyed by all the family, with children over the age of 6 able to join us for both of our tours. Please inform us that a child is in the group at the time of booking so that we can include a ‘booster’ seat.

Payment – Currently we are only able to accept payment through PayPal, or you can pay with cash on the day.

How to book – You can book on to any of the tours up to 2 weeks in advance. To secure your booking you can call/WhatsApp us on 00 34 608 685 670 or alternatively use this booking form. Please note that there is a minimum of 2 people per booking.

  

 

Published in Explore
Monday, 21 September 2015 18:42

Exploring locally

El Romo

Exploring nearby

Set in the small village of El Romo, with only a few other properties nearby, you'll find this is a very peaceful and naturally beautiful part of Andalucía. Around us there are many opportunities for exploring by foot, or mountain bike, the paths and trails, and within a short drive you can reach the natural parks of Montes de Malaga, El Torcal and the Sierra's Tejeda, Almijara & Alhama, which offer fantastic walking, scrambling and mountain biking. We have maps for all of the surrounding area, can always offer advice on local tracks and trails, or indeed you can join us for one of our ´Single day adventures´.

The villages of Comares and Colmenar are close by and reached by car within 20 minutes. Here you'll find bars and restaurants, banks, supermarkets, butchers, hardware store and the local medical centre.

There are also many pretty small villages that sit on the slopes of the mountains, where a cold drink and a few plates of tapas can be enjoyed in the warm summer sun.

And not to forget that no stay with us is complete until you visit Bar El Niño, a small family run tapas bar, just a few minutes’ walk from us.

You'll find that getting around is easier with your own transport, although we do offer day excursions, and of course can collect/return you to Malaga airport.

Read More about Colmenar
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Published in Guesthouse
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 14:52

When to come

The coastal town of Torrox, which is just 30 kilometres away, reputedly has the best climate in Europe, and although our weather does differ from the coast, being warmer in the summer and slightly colder in the winter

Published in Guesthouse
Monday, 14 September 2015 11:11

Colmenar

Colmenar

 

Colmenar (15 minutes, 10 kilometres)

Colmenar is the nearest large town to us, a town that still has an original feel to it and provides most of the services you´d expect to see from a much bigger town. The name Colmenar is derived from the Spanish word ´colmena´, which means beehive, and reflects the importance the local honey industry has had in this area. There is also a museum dedicated to this in Colmenar.

The town dates back to 1777, when it became in Independent Township, where you´ll find that the centre of the town has a very rustic Spanish feel. The town is too young to of been influenced by the Moorish era (which is evident in many of the villages in Axarquia), but it still has the narrow and steep winding streets that you see in many of the villages here.

Colmenar is not a tourist destination in itself, as it still very much a working town, but you´ll find yourself mixing with the many British, Germans and Dutch who live here, along with the Spanish themselves. We find Colmenar a very friendly and welcoming town, and enjoy the food and drink served there, along as using it for most of our day to day chores.

Eating and Drinking

For what appears a small town, there is certainly a good choice of places to relax, grab a drink and have something to eat. The main street is the Calle Camino de Malaga, and here you´ll find several small bars which serve hot and cold drinks, along with a selection of meals from the menu, and Tapas. Tapas is one of the traditional foods of Spain, and is usually a small dish of meat, seafood or vegetables, and is great to accompany your drink.

There are several bars that serve Tapas but we can recommend Bar Ceporro (open from early, but Tapa is usually not served until after midday) which is opposite the statue in the centre of the town.

Another good bar is Los Pepes, just opposite Bar Ceporro, and a relatively new restaurant in Colmenar is the bar La Olivo, just farther along from Bar Ceporro, and has a very varied and tasty menu, offering larger meals for when you want to spend an evening in the town.

Bar Pilar, on the A7204, has a lively atmosphere at night and also provides great food, and food is possible in the hotel Balcon de los Montes, on the MA 435.

Shopping

A wide range of shops are available, and it should be possible to find most of the items you´ll need during your stay. There are several supermarkets in Colmenar; the Eroski City (opposite the Hotel Balcon de los Montes) is certainly the biggest, but the smaller Coviran also has a wide selection of food. For fresh meat and poultry then the butcher just off of the centre is worth a visit.

If you need extra money for your stay the centre of Colmenar has two banks, both with 24 hour ATMs. There is the Cajamar and Unicaja.

Also located around the central square is a jeweller, tobacconist, stationary shop, hardware store, computer shop & pet shop.

Other services

If you have a car during your stay with us then the only petrol station, a Repsol, is located on the outskirts of the town. Located directly behind the garage, on an Industrial estate, is a garage that supplies and fits car and bike tyres, along with providing repairs. For other accessories for your car or bike, then there is Colmenauto, on the A7204.

There is also an excellent hardware store close to the Hotel Balcon de los Montes, which sells practically anything you can think of!

Emergency Services

As you would expect to find in any town, we have excellent emergency facilities. There is an accident & emergency centre just off the centre, where opposite you´ll find the Pharmacy. You´ll also find a dentist and optician located near to the centre.

If you need the assistance of the police you´ll find the Policial Local on the Calle el Cura, with the Guardia Civil on the A7000, just along from the Eroski City supermarket.

Published in Guesthouse
Friday, 19 June 2015 13:37

Guesthouse

Guesthouse

Set in the beautiful foothills surrounding the historic town of Comares, and close to several beautiful Natural Parks, Casa Mojon Guesthouse is the perfect place for your Andalucian Holiday. Whether a seasoned traveller looking for a comfortable base, or here for one of our accommodation based adventure activities, Casa Mojon offers you a taste of Spain, all set within a magnificent location.

Take a look at what is around us

Key Features

45 minutes from Malaga Airport - 40 minutes from the coast (Torre del Mar) - 90 minutes from Granada/Ronda/Cordoba

National parks within 30 minutes.

 

Facilities

Bedrooms & Facilities

We offer a choice of three twin or double bedrooms, Comares, Rio Sco & El Romo, all are en suite, have free Wifi and European satellite television. All rooms are accessed by their own private entrance, and it is possible for two rooms to be used for a family of four, with their own dedicated entrance.

Breakfast is included, with an option for continental or 'Full English' style. We can offer you the option of half or full board, and this can be booked on the day. 

As a guest you have the exclusive use of your own lounge and kitchen, where you can relax with a book or map, or if you´re feeling hungry, the choice to prepare and make your own food.

The swimming pool and terraces are exclusive to our guests, and offer you chance to relax in the sun and enjoy our beautiful surroundings.

For more information about the Guesthouse visit our Facebook page.

Our prices start from just €46 per night, or a full 7 nights from only €308. (price based on two people sharing).

Key Features
Free Wifi - European satellite TV - En suite - Pets welcome - Weekly linen change - Guest lounge & kitchen
Swimming pool - Free parking - Laundry facilities

 

Costs

 

 

 

 

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