La Torrecilla


The Torrecilla Peak, meaning ” Small tower” is one of the most well-known of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, another mountainous area not to be missed when visiting the Costa del Sol. The peak is also the highest peak in Malaga (1919 metres), the province’s highpoint sits on slopes of Maroma, dividing Malaga with the province of Granada.


The goal is to reach the peak of the Torrecilla , but the good thing about this route is that it’s not necessary to reach the peak to enjoy the route as it has several significant milestones of great beauty. The starting point chosen is The Quejigales, which ascend to the Port of the Pilones by the Cañada del Cuerno, in this valley we will find a beautiful Spanish fir forest up to 1600 meters which gives way to the majestic Portuguese oaks. Already close to the Torrecilla, we will reach a flat area in which under a rock, we have a cold water source. From this point the only thing to do is to climb to the highest peak in the province of Málaga, the Torrecilla. The views form the summit provide wide views across the sea, the Sierra’s, rolling hills and many white villages dotted across the landscape and if the weather conditions are good we can even see Morrocco from across the sea. The way back is almost the same except of small variation by turning off the trail to take a look at the entrance of GESM abyss, one of the deepest abyss in the world, more than 1000 metres deep.


Torrecilla can be climbed round the year although the best time to visit is between march-may to avoid the summer heat, or between October-December. There is often snow between December-February. It will be hot throughout late spring, summer and through autumn so bring plenty of water. There are several sources of water across the Sierra but do not rely on them to be running all year long.

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Pricing:

  • 1 person                             60 €
  • 2 persons                           55 €
  • 3 persons                           50 €
  • 4 persons and more        45 €
  • Children 5 € OFF