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Welcome to Alora, a place where history, culture and natural beauty intertwine to create an unforgettable experience. Our transfer service to Alora allows you to discover this hidden charm of Andalusia with ease and comfort.

From the cobbled streets to the mountainous landscapes, every corner of Alora has a story to tell. With our transfers, we take you beyond the conventional routes so you can immerse yourself in the authentic local life. Get ready for an adventure that will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime!

But let’s first get to know Alora so you know which places you want to visit. To start, there’s nothing better than getting to know its history, where we will fully immerse ourselves in its culture.

Discover Alora

Alora, a jewel in the heart of Andalusia, has a rich history that dates back to prehistoric times. Archaeological remains attest to the presence of Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs, each of whom left their mark on the city.

Alora Castle

The Alora castle, a well-preserved Arab fortress, is a testament to its medieval past. From its walls, you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and the Guadalhorce valley. (Map)

The Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation, built in the 17th century, is another important landmark. With its impressive architecture and beautiful altarpiece, it is a place you cannot miss. (Map)

Places to visit in Alora

In addition to its rich history and culture, Alora offers a variety of attractions worth exploring:

  • Caminito Del Rey: An impressive trail that takes you through spectacular landscapes. View on map
  • Bodegas Perez Hidalgo: A family winery located in the Guadalhorce Valley, known for its excellent wines. View on map
  • Convent of Our Lady of the Flowers: A beautiful convent that is a testament to the rich religious history of Alora. View on map
  • Municipal Museum Rafael Leria: A museum that houses a collection of historical and cultural artefacts from Alora. View on map
  • Hermitage of the Three Crosses: A popular pilgrimage site with panoramic views of the city. View on map

These are just some of the many places you can explore in Alora. Each of them offers a unique insight into the rich history and culture of this beautiful Andalusian city.

Alora from the air

Discover El Chorro

In addition to Alora, we recommend you visit El Chorro, a village belonging to the municipality of Alora. Located next to a reservoir on the Guadalhorce river, near Ardales, El Chorro is one of the main rock climbing centres in Europe due to being located next to the Gaitanes gorge.

El Chorro is known for its impressive natural landscape and rich biodiversity. Here you can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, camping and, of course, climbing. In addition, El Chorro is famous for the Caminito del Rey, a trail that takes you through spectacular landscapes.

In addition to its natural beauty, El Chorro also offers a variety of cultural and historical attractions. Here are some places worth exploring:

El Chorro train station

  • El Chorro Station: A train station that connects with Malaga and Seville. View on map
  • Gaitanes Gorge: An impressive gorge that offers panoramic views of the region. View on map
  • Conde de Guadalhorce Reservoir: A beautiful reservoir where you can enjoy water activities. View on map

These are just some of the many places you can explore in El Chorro. Each of them offers a unique insight into the rich history and culture of this beautiful Andalusian village.

Nature in Alora

Alora is not just history and culture, it is also a paradise for nature lovers. With its impressive mountainous landscape and its proximity to the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, Alora offers countless opportunities for hiking, bird watching and other outdoor activities.

Hiking Routes in Alora

Alora is an ideal destination for hiking enthusiasts. Here are some of the most popular routes:

  • Caminito del Rey from El Chorro: A route of 8.65 km that will take you through stunning landscapes. (Location)
  • Ruins of Bobastro from El Chorro by the Tajo de la Encantada Reservoir: A moderate trail of 13.8 km that will take you to the ruins of Bobastro. (Location)
  • Gaitanes Gorge and Caminito del Rey – Circular route from El Chorro-Caminito del Rey: A challenging route of 14.8 km that will take you through the Gaitanes Gorge and the Caminito del Rey.
  • Arab Staircase and Huma – Circular route from El Chorro-Caminito del Rey: A difficult trail of 15.6 km that will take you to the Arab Staircase and the Wall of Huma. (Location)
  • Town Hall of Alora and La Faenera – Circular route from Alora: A moderate trail of 11.6 km that will take you to the Town Hall of Alora and La Faenera. (Location)
  • Jurassic Route:  A simple route with stunning views. (Map)

These are just some of the many hiking routes you can explore in Alora. Each of them offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region and discover its rich biodiversity.

You can find more routes here: https://www.wikiloc.com/trails/hiking/spain/andalusia/alora

Gastronomy in Alora

The gastronomy in Alora is a reflection of its rich history and culture. Here, the traditional flavours of Andalusia blend with influences from Mediterranean cuisine to create dishes that are both familiar and surprisingly unique.
One of the most emblematic dishes of Alora is the Gazpacho. This refreshing cold soup dish is perfect for the hot summer days and is made with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, garlic, and hard bread soaked in water.

Another popular dish is the Porra Antequerana, a variant of gazpacho that is thicker and is often served with ham or hard-boiled egg. Like gazpacho, the Porra Antequerana is a refreshing dish that is perfect for the warm climate of Andalusia.

In addition to these dishes, Alora is also known for its Aloreñas Olives, which are green olives seasoned with garlic, lemon, pepper, and thyme. These olives are a popular appetizer and are often served with a glass of local wine.

Recommendations

  • Try the Oxtail Stew, a stew of bull’s tail that is a classic of Andalusian cuisine.
  • Enjoy a glass of Malaga Wine, a sweet wine that is produced in the region.
  • Don’t miss the opportunity to try the Alhajú Cakes, a local dessert made with almonds, honey, and spices.

The gastronomy of Alora is a culinary experience that you cannot miss. Each dish tells a story and invites you to immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of this beautiful Andalusian city.

How to Get to Alora

The route to Alora can vary depending on your starting point. If you plan to travel to Alora from Malaga or the airport, you should take the direction towards Cartama or Pizarra and follow the signs. This is a simple and direct journey that will take you approximately 50 minutes by car.

If your journey starts from Marbella or any place in the western area of the Costa del Sol, the ideal route is to take the road towards Ojen and Coin. This car journey will take you around 1 hour.

We offer a transfer service to Alora from any point in the province of Malaga. Our transfers from Malaga are affordable, allowing you to enjoy a day in Alora without worrying about the cost. You just have to relax and enjoy the scenery while we take care of the driving.

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