b-m e t .co m http://www.b-met.co m/blo g/benalmadena-teleferico -cable-car-co sta-del-so l/#.USemSh2eNcwBenalmadena Teleferico Cable Car Costa del SoladminLinking Benalmadena Costa with the peak of Monte Calamorro, the tallest of the Malaga coast andreaching 800 meters above sea level at its highest point, is the cable car system of Benalmadena(Telef érico de Benalmadena). Opened in 2003 as part of the Selwo Adventure Parks Group, the cablecars quickly became one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Costa del Sol.T he cable cars (or Telecabina) accommodate f our people and the amazing journey to get to the toptakes about 15 minutes. As you make your journey you will have the most stunning views over the townsand coastline below, as well as the Sierra Nevada mountains (topped with snow in the winter months)and on a clear day you can also see Gibraltar and North Af rica. You can take in the sights of the BuddhistTemple, the theme parks and monuments as well as seeing the many varieties of birds that nestle intothe sides of Monte Calamorro.T he cable cars are the only means of transport to take you to the Jardin de las Águilas ( Eagle Garden).Where you can take a donkey ride through the beautif ul natural surroundings. An exhibition of Spanishdressage horses is also available f or you to see and is included in the price.T his is also where you get to see how the birds of prey live and the speed and f eeding habits of thePeregrin Falcon or the f light of the eagle. In total there are more than 60 dif f erent birds, includingVultures, Royal Eagles, Peregrin Falcons, White-headed Vultures and Royal Owls living in the birds ofprey sanctuary at the top of the Calamorro Mountain.If you enjoy walking why not also take advantage of the many marked out trails that are at the top andlead to dif f erent viewpoints giving unique views over Malaga and the Costa del Sol.All this put together makes the cable car journey exciting and educational f or the whole f amily.
When buying your ticket you may f ind it quite strange that you are asked if you would like a single or areturn ticket. T he reason f or this is that some people choose to walk back down using the specialf ootpath and others even take their mountain bikes up in the cabin and cycle down. Many annual seasontickets are sold to keen cyclists who use the Telecabina just f or the sheer thrill of cycling back down themountain. If you choose to take your bike you will get a cabin exclusively f or yourself and your bike f orthe price of a one way ticket.How To Get T hereTo f ind T he Telef erico de Benalmadena, go into the village of Arroyo de la Miel and f ollow the signs toTivoli World. T he entry to the cable cars is directly opposite the entrance to Tivoli.Opening T imesIn the summer months the cable cars are open f rom 11am until midnight. T he rest of the year they areopen f rom 11am to 5 or 7pm. Please clarif y this bef ore you go.How Much Does It Cost?Adult Return Trip – 13.00 EurosAdult Single Trip – 7.30 EurosChildren (3-9 Years) Return Trip – 9.80 EurosChildren(3-9 Years) Single Trip – 5.20 EurosSeniors Return Trip – 9.80 EurosSeniors Single Trip – 5.20 EurosImages courtesy of eskippyskip and steeedm on Flickr.