Valle de Abdalajís is just 10 minutes north of Finca Gran Cerros. Situated 358 meters above sea level, it’s a pretty drive, or cycle!
Valle de Abdalajís takes its nickname of “Capital del vuelo”, the Capital of Flight, from the popularity of the town with paragliders and hang gliders!
The village sits in front of the mountain ‘Sierra del Valle de Abdalajís‘ and is the home of Malaga’s Paragliding club. It’s from here that you can try out hang-gliding or paragliding with one of the paragliding schools in the town.
The town has always been an important stopping place between Antequera and the Guadalhorce Valley, and is steeped in history. Several archeological remains have been found at Valle de Abdalajís, including coins, sculptures, jewellery, and ceramics. These are now on display in the town’s museum.
Every Thursday there is a market in the town, selling fruit, vegetables and clothes.
Climbing at Valle de Abdalajís
Thanks to the high vertical limestone cliffs of the Sierra de Abdalajís, the climbing around Valle de Abdalajís is superb. There are four different climbing zones with seven sectors and 111 routes. Information can be downloaded from the Valle de Abdalajís website.
The average height of the climbs is 25m, reaching a maximum of 35m. Low and medium difficulty level climbs are available in most areas. The majority of the routes are recommended for Spring, Autumn and Winter climbs. However, there are a number of routes suitable for tackling during the hot summer months too.
The climbing routes are signposted from the village with good access and parking areas in the vicinity of the tracks.
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Cycling Routes from Valle de Abdalajís
Valle de Abdalajís is also a great place for cycling. No fewer than seven BBT routes have been mapped starting from the town. These vary in difficulty and length and include both mountain biking trails and road routes.
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