The ideal way to get to the Natural Park is by motor vehicle be it a private car, a rented car, a taxi or a tour bus.
Drive to the Fuente Olletas area and take former road C-345, which is now A-7000, also known as the Carretera de Colmenar (Colmenar road) or Carretera de Los Montes (Los Montes road). As you ascend, you will see various entrances to the Natural Park.
Did you know…
Montes de Málaga has been inhabited since prehistoric times due to its friendly climate and natural resources. From Phoenician times to the Middle Ages the area produced wood and agricultural products. After the Reconquista, the land was privatised and the agriculture specialised in vines. This resulted in the further destruction of groves, which led to many serious floods during the following centuries.
The single crop agriculture and the quality of the wines of Málaga led to the region becoming the international market reference for wine until it was damaged by the arrival of phylloxera which damaged the vines until the 1930s. At the start of the century, the implementation of measures such as the compulsory purchase of land and the repopulation with pine trees stopped the Guadalmedina river breaking its banks, which has led to the creation of the current landscape.
The Montes de Málaga road used to be a medieval road. In 1732, road work is undertaken to repair the old road up to the Fuente de la Reina with the objective of allowing travel from Málaga to Antequera and vice versa through Colmenar. The work is completed in 1830 when it is declared to be a general road of the kingdom. In view of the unique orography of the landscape, the near woods, the extensive landscape and low population density and the use of the road by coaches, these roads were plagued by highwaymen and brigands.
Please visit the following web page for more information (only in Spanish): www.juntadeandalucia.es/organismos/agriculturapescaymedioambiente
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