Sierra Blanca is part of the southern foothills of the Baetic mountain range and is located between the municipalities of Istan (to the West), Ojén (North and East) and Marbella (to the South).
It is a small mountain massif that stands out on the Costa del Sol due to its greyish-white colour and the characteristic shape of one of its highest peaks (La Concha - ‘the shell’). The most characteristic heights of the sierra are at the peak of La Concha (1,215 m), Cerro Lastonar (1,275 m) and Pico del Juanar (1,181 m)
With the approval and implementation of the Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC of the European Union the mountain range of Sierra Blanca was declared a SCI (Site of Community Importance) and subsequently a SAC (Special Area of Conservation), with a management plan for its biodiversity. Territorially the SCIs and the SACs are the same, the only difference is that the SAC has legal status; each SAC has a Decree declaring it as a protected space. Forming part of the Natura 2000 Network. Recently it has been proposed that Sierra Blanca becomes part of the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park, with which it already shares the western border.
Enlaces de interés/ Links of interest:
Rutas de Senderismo Mancomunidad:
La Gran Senda de Málaga:
Sierra de las Nieves:
Serranía de Ronda: serraniaronda.org
Diputación de Malaga: www.es/turismo
- Respect the tranquility of the countryside as you pass through so as not to disturb the surrounding fauna and make it easier to spot them.
- Take your rubbish to the nearest bin. You can also pick up any rubbish you find and contribute to improving our environment.
- Gather all the information you can about the path: maps, route description, etc.
- Use suitable footwear and clothing, bring enough water.
- Be careful not to go out alone and make sure family and friends are aware of your plans. Ensure your mobile phone is charged
- All the trails of the south face of the Sierra Blanca have steep slopes so it is necessary to be well equipped.
- Marbella has unique nooks and crannies, enjoy.
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