Environment


Environment and activities


The complex of rural houses El Lembrillo is located at the heart of Sierra de las Nieves, a Natural Park declared “Reserva de la Biosfera” (Biosphere Reserve) by Unesco. A mountain range full of contrasts where it’s still preserved the surviving forests pinsapos, a real botany gem from the ice ages.

Our village, El Burgo composed by the whitewashed houses, of wide, straights streets debouching wide squares. It offers beautiful corners to visit, like the Arabic Castle of Miraflores dated in the XVI century, the Hermitage of San Sebastian, the Roman Bridge, the Mill of the XVIII century, routes like the Acequia del Molino, etc …/p>

During springs or summer, you can enjoy a refreshing bath in the turón river. Clean and cristal like few, this river maintains the fauna like carpas, barbos, bogas, ducks, garzas, autochthonous crab and otters.


El Caminito del Rey

Just 30 kilometres from El Burgo, it´s found El Caminito del Rey. A hanging walkaway of, approximately a metre of width in the most narrow points, and of 3 kilometres long. It goes along the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, hung vertically above the Tajo, attached from the verical walls, with a height of 100 metres from the river.

El Caminito del Rey was built between 1901 and 1905, with the purpose of joining two water jump belonging the Sociedad Hidroelectrica del Chorro, el Salto del Chorro and el Salto del Gaitanejo. Exploring this path, with a height of 100 metres, would be an unforgettable experience.


El Parque is passed through a big network of paths that allows the enjoyment of hiking. The main routes are Quajigales- Torrecilla, from which you can ascend to the highest peak of occidental Andalusia; Mirador Ceballos - Tajo de la Caina, from where we entering in the biggest Pinsapar of the world.

La Sierra de las Nieves has many companies that carry out multitude of fresh- air activities and multi-adventure, like 4x4 walks, hiking, climbing, mountain bike routes, donkey routes, horse rides, canoeing, paintball…

Here, there’s a list of tourism companies where you can find and enjoy their activities

Aventura Andaluza a Caballo. Horse riding by Monda.

http://www.horseridingmarbella.com

Monteaventura, Ojén. Mountain routes by 4 x 4

http://www.monteaventura.com

La Rejertilla, El Burgo. Hiking, horse riding and multi-adventure activities.

http://www.rejertilla.com

Aventurate Sierra de las Nieves. Active tourism company. Enjoy practicing canyoning, hiking, espeology.....

http://www.aventuratesierradelasnieves.es/

Born to be Wild. Active tourism, ecotourism,…

http://www.borntobewild.es

Ticket to ride events and adventures. Rutas en 4x4 y turismo activo.

http://www.marbellatop100.com

SINATUR. Sierra de las Nieves Rural Tourism Association

http://sinatur.es/