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Olvera Park Cadiz Andulacia
We are very happy to announce details of our new park in the province of Cádiz, Andalucia. The park is set in the countryside around its recently restored Andalucian farmhouse and adjoining nineteenth century stables and outhouses and enjoys breathtaking views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada. The park has good facilities, is a perfect base for cycling, walking and hiking and just 1 hour 25 minutes’ drive from Malaga and Malaga-Costa del Sol Airport.
The many facilities of the park include a swimming pool (open May – October – weather permitting), restaurant and bar with a patio and bread, basic groceries and a good range of local products can be picked up at the restaurant shop. The park also has facilities for younger visitors including a roomy outdoor playground with a slide, swings and an indoor playroom. During the summer months the outdoor adventure area for all ages is open – with suspended Tibetan rope bridges, climbing and abseiling and there is also a sports court for the more active. The local area is ideal for cycling and walking and the cycle path just outside the park runs into the nearest town where you can join the famous Via Verde de La Sierra – the spectacular 38km off road cycle route built on an abandoned railway line. The nearby Moorish village of Olvera sits at the crossroads where the provinces of Cadiz, Seville and Malaga meet in the north west corner of the province of Cadiz. The whitewashed buildings of the town rise to 643 metres above sea level and are surrounded by hills full of olive groves which provide one of the best extractions of olive oil in Andalucia. The village not only has a cathedral and castle at its centre but also has shops, supermarkets, banks, bakery, bars, restaurants, weekly market (Fridays) and a bus station. Cycling and hiking enthusiasts will enjoy the Via Verde de La Sierra the spectacular 38km off road cycle route built on an abandoned railway line and which starts here.
Ronda, a mountaintop city just a 45 minute drive from the park and is set dramatically above a deep gorge. This gorge (El Tajo) separates the city’s circa-15th-century new town from its old town, dating to Moorish rule. Puente Nuevo, a stone bridge spanning the gorge, has a lookout offering views. A few kilometers from Ronda lies one of the most spectacular cave systems in Spain, and in the mouth of one, several galleries of cave paintings that are as old as 30,000 years, and were created by paleolithic people of Ronda before the last great ice age. The beautiful lakes of El Chorro are just under an hour’s drive from the park and Antequera with it’s high-speed train links to Granada and Madrid is approximately 45 minutes’ from the park.