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Sierra De Las Nieves, El Burgo

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Sierra de las Nieves is a mountain range of the Penibaetic System in Málaga Province, Andalusia, Spain. Its highest point is the 1,919 m high La Torrecilla peak. Enamorados (1,775 m) is another notable peak.The Sierra de las Nieves is named after the snow that sometimes covers its heights in the winter and that used to be gathered in ice pits for local use.GeographyThis mountain range is part of the Serranía de Ronda ranges, located near Ronda inland from the Costa del Sol, to the east of the road to Ronda from Marbella. The easiest route to reach it is from Ronda town.The Sierra de las Nieves is a karstic range with some impressive shafts and caves. It is composed of a few subranges such as the Sierra de la Nieve, Sierra del Pinar and Sierra de Tolox. Rivers Guadalevín, which is well known for having cut the deep Tajo de Ronda canyon, El Burgo River, Alfaguara River, flowing through Tolox, the Río Grande, a tributary of the Guadalhorce, and for the Río Verde whose dam near Istán provides water to the Costa del Sol, have their sources in this range.
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  • Sierra de las nieves is a very green and hilly part of Andalucia. It has good and marked hiking trails so it is easy to find an adequate hike to get into this beautiful nature reserve.  more »
  • 10 of us on BMW's etc rode and rode all of this area. The Caratera de Montaña is really fabulous, sweeping bends and switchbacks that go on for ever. Any road out of El Burgo will delight, some will b...  more »
  • Took a route through this natural park on the way to Ronda. It's a great drive with stunning scenery, view points and wildlife. At one stop we had a vulture (I think) circling overhead. Would like to ...  more »

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