There are excellent possibilities for horseriding in the hills surrounding the hotel and in the Sierra de Las Nieves. Juan, our neighbour has several beautiful Andalusian horses that can be hired.
Both the surfaced roads as well as the dirt roads in the countryside offer a great opportunity for cycling/mountain biking. From El Molino Santisteban there are a couple of marked mountain bike routes. If you don’t want to bring your own bike you can rent them at a village nearby.
From El Molino Santisteban it is only 25 minutes by car to Marbella on the Costa del Sol. On the Costa del Sol there are all kinds of beaches, from city beaches to tranquil family beaches and “place to be” beach clubs.
With all its golf courses the Costa del Sol is one of the most popular places in Europe to play golf. Most of our guests play at Alhaurin Golf, a course designed by Seve Ballesteros.
In the winter the Sierra Nevada has excellent skiing facilities. Only a two-hour drive from El Molino Santisteban and you will be in the snow. Between the middle of December and the middle of March the snow is good for alpine skiing. The roads to the ski resort, Pradallano are good and there is sufficient parking. You can rent skies, shoes etc and buy a half-day ticket.
Only 45 minutes from El Molino Santisteban, the lake of Ardales offers great possibilities for canoeing and pedaloning. On your way back you can have a look at the gorgeous cliff, El Chorro, or walk the Caminito del Rey trail.
Birdwatchers will have a great time at El Molino Santisteban. Near the river, in the nearby hills and on the road to Ronda you can see a wide variety of birds
dventurous guests can book a river swimming trek or cave exploring in the Sierra de las Nieves.
In the nearby village Monda you can join a wine tour at the vineyard of René and Marjolijn Mooijman. They grow Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.