What to do and see in Gaucin, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

February 26, 2018 Christa Meece

Discover the best top things to do in Gaucin, Spain including Riders of the Lost Trail - Guided Off Road Motorcycle Trail Tours, Riding Fun In The Sun, Castillo del Aguila, Time and Space Horse Riding - Day Adventure, Castle of Jimena de la Frontera, Centro Historico de Estepona, Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta), Lanas del Rio, Casares Castle, Paseo Maritimo de Estepona.
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1. Riders of the Lost Trail - Guided Off Road Motorcycle Trail Tours

Los Llanos Del Estacion, Canada Real Del Tesoro | Malaga, Cortes de la Frontera, Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park, Spain
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5 based on 118 reviews

Riders of the Lost Trail - Guided Off Road Motorcycle Trail Tours

Riders of the Lost Trail, offers guided off road motorcycle / motorbike trail tour and enduro holidays in this beautiful part of Andalucia, Southern Spain. All you need is a full motorcycle licence, and you can enjoy the amazing scenery of this inland part of Spain aboard our KTM trail / enduro motorbikes. We generally travel between 95 - 120 Kms per day, on many of the 1000's of tracks and trails that criss-cross the countryside. Our tours include, all the riding gear and safety equipment, 3rd party bike insurance, lunch, bike rental, and the guide. We have teamed up with the El Gecko hotel, for all our accommodation needs. Tours can be from 1 day to 10 days.

Reviewed By DancersMum55 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Thanks to everyone for looking after us as soon as we arrived in Malaga. The accommodation was great and in a cracking position in the village.
The riding was even better than I had hoped. The views were breathtaking, the goat track hill climbs and rocky descents really got the blood pumping on many occasions. River crossings were exciting as were the dry stream bed rocky trials sections. After topping out on the larger Mountains, it was so peaceful with beautiful scenery. Yes, without a doubt, I would recommend booking Riders-Of-The-Lost-Trail. Thanks again Phil for looking after us.

2. Riding Fun In The Sun

A-377 Km 13 | Look for the white arrow with black horse shoe. Park near the sign and walk down the track, 29690 Casares, Spain +34 650 14 95 18
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5 based on 189 reviews

Riding Fun In The Sun

Come horse riding and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Andalucian countryside.Enjoy scenic views of the beautiful white village of Casares offering stunning panoramic views of the sea towards Gibraltar and the North African coast. Our team of horses will gently ride you through the beautiful Casares/Manilva/Gaucin countryside. Experience riding along the Sabinillas and Duquesa Beaches. We have a range of horses for all levels of rider/non rider and both English and Spanish saddles for your convenience. The rides can be tailored to your needs.Open from dawn until dusk.We only close Christmas DayTransport can be arranged at a small extra cost

Reviewed By Lphill22 - Hollywood, Florida

Enjoyed a two hour trip with family and friends. We were a large group with large people and injured people. They were able to accomodate everyone in our group and we all enjoyed the ride and staff. Thanks for a great trip!

3. Castillo del Aguila

Calle Convento, Gaucin, Spain
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4.5 based on 66 reviews

Castillo del Aguila

Reviewed By coastalchris - Wiltshire, United Kingdom

You need to be relatively fit to climb to the castle and even then, additionally fit to scale the ancient ruins atop of the hill. Having done so, you will be rewarded with spectator 360 degree views. Do not miss the little historic church within the castle. There is a small shop selling cold drinks, although the young guy supposedly manning the shop seemed to be more keen in beating his dog into submission than serving customers. There are two ways to the castle but I recommend you use the westerly one from the main part of the village - I am convinced someone took a pot shot at us with an air rifle or .22 as we descended the hill on the easterly route.

4. Time and Space Horse Riding - Day Adventure

Cortijo Ayala, 29494 Benadalid, Spain
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Time and Space Horse Riding - Day Adventure

Horse trekking for all abilities and ages. Also Horsemanship classes, camping trips, working students and helpers. All within stunning mountain scenery on a rustic farm where the horses roam barefoot and free in their herd over 250 hectares.

Reviewed By Gilliwolfe - Somerset

I loved every second I spent here. Clare is possibly the most natural and intuituve horsewoman I've ever met - and really good fun too. Although I've ridden on and off (!) for many years, I'm over 60 now and quite nervous but I felt so safe and rode over the mountainous terrain without any qualms at all. The scenery is stunning and the atmosphere is very relaxed.
All the horses live free on the mountain and as we returned to the stables after my first ride, the horses appeared out of the forest and joined us so we effectively became part of the herd - a truly magical moment.
Experienced riders will undoubtedly learn something from Clare's approach and beginners will have a wonderful introduction to riding in the most glorious of settings. Don't miss this opportunity!

5. Castle of Jimena de la Frontera

Jimena de la Frontera, Spain +34 956 64 02 54
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4.5 based on 99 reviews

Castle of Jimena de la Frontera

Reviewed By Fiona E - Kinross, United Kingdom

Lovely walk from the main square up through steep cobbled streets (although longer more gradual walk available). Surprisingly good castle, with excellent steel walkways around the ruins.
Majority of information points in Spanish (understandably), but if you find one with the English QR reader you have access to all the info. I think there was one in the main square, but only found one halfway through "our tour". However still a lovely visit, and views are great.

6. Centro Historico de Estepona

Calle Bermudez, Estepona, Spain +34 952 80 80 81
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Centro Historico de Estepona

Reviewed By DLP555 - Bangor, United Kingdom

We were in Estepona recently and took a wander into the “historico” bit. It is very nice and the little houses are lovely, with a good range of different coloured flowerpots hanging from the walls. Very pretty but rather tedious after a very short time. Maybe we missed something spectacular but if we did, they should do a better sales job! Not for us

7. Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)

Benaojan, Benaojan, Spain +34 687 13 33 38
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4.5 based on 521 reviews

Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta)

A cave containing 25,000-year-old etched symbols.

Reviewed By phat_dawg_21 - Alpharetta, Georgia

Reservations are required. We tried to reserve online, but when that did not seem to work, we just called once we arrive in Spain and reserved a time slot.
We enjoyed the drive. It was picturesque, and the twisty roads can be fun if you are in the right car.
We arrived about 45 minutes early so we spent the time watching the M3’s, a corvette, and several Maserati GT’s roar through the valley.
We were in a group of 26 and each couple had an LED lantern. The tour was conducted in Spanish, but our guide did provide some English, though it was much less detailed. The total time in the cave was about 75 minutes.
This is a strenuous activity. If the climb up from the parking lot is a problem, then you should not try the cave.
Wear the right shoes - something with good grip on slippery surfaces. The damp atmosphere of the cave makes the floor slippery in some places. There are some hand rails, but not everywhere. The steps are steep in some places.
All that said, it was well worth the effort for this memorable experience.

8. Lanas del Rio

Huerta Hornillo | Valle Rio Genal, Gaucin, Spain +34 686 45 88 51
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Lanas del Rio

We are a weaving mill and showroom set on the banks of the Rio Genal near Gaucin. We use 19th century shuttle looms to make our unique range of products using only fine quality natural fibres including lambswool, alpaca, silk and cashmere. From a light alpaca shawl to a merino and cashmere blanket we have something for everyone. We have also opened a lovely little studio in Calle Armiñan 130, Gaucin where we have a full selection of our products.We are open all year round, call or email us to arrange a visit to either the mill or studio. Studio opening hours posted on the door each week.

Reviewed By Pilara548 - Estepona, Spain

Don't miss this spot! Ring them before going and they will indicate you how to get there. Everything is fantastic and so different over there! The lovely wool products, the beautiful old watermill by the river where Paul and Dawn live and work and the gorgeous landscape you meet on your way... I strongly recommend a call (and beware! you will not be able to resist the temptation to buy something,,,).

9. Casares Castle

Casares, Spain +34 (0)95 289 5521
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4 based on 137 reviews

Casares Castle

Reviewed By Branko V - Stevenage, United Kingdom

The name ‘Casares’ originates from the Arabic word meaning “fortress” or” castle”.
The Castle has some impressive views over the countryside, it’s obvious that it was originally constructed with a defensive purpose, with easy access from the town square.
You can still see the ruins of the main doors, the castle being is being renovated. Unfortunately the castle isn’t open every day (closed the day we were there)

10. Paseo Maritimo de Estepona

Paseo maritimo Pedro Manrique, 29680, Estepona, Spain
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4.5 based on 475 reviews

Paseo Maritimo de Estepona

Reviewed By Duquesadiner - Glasgow

There is a stretch of Promenade from the marina in Estepona heading generally east which runs for about 2 miles and is very flat and easy to navigate. Other than watching out for cyclists, of which there are many, this is a nice walk with views out to sea as well as over towards the old part of Estepona. There are a number of good places to stop for a refreshment or two and although the better restaurants are to be found in the old town, the ones on the Promenade are reasonably priced and offer good fresh food. The beach is also very well maintained, clean and the sea safe to swim in.

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