HIKING ROUTES IN THE AXARQUIA IN A UNIQUE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Our area offers a multitude of possibilities for hiking, as we are in a rural area located within the Natural Park of the Sierras de Alhama, Teja y La Almijara.

Here you will find some of the best hiking routes in La Axarquía. They are of different levels, depending on what you prefer or your physical condition. What they all have in common is their scenic beauty and the enjoyment of nature due to the great wealth of rivers, mountains, fauna, flora and some of the most charming villages of La Axarquia.

NATURE, ACTIVE TOURISM AND FRESH AIR: HIKING ROUTES IN THE AXARQUIA TO DISCOVER ALL THE CHARM OF OUR AREA.

HIKING ROUTES THAT YOU CAN START FROM THE HOTEL ITSELF, IN ALCAUCÍN.

Hiking routes in the Axaquía 1: Starting from Alcaucín

ASCENT TO LA MAROMA FROM ALCAUCÍN

The ascent to La Maroma, the highest peak in the province of Malaga, at 2066 metres, is one of the most popular hiking routes in the Axarquia.

It is a route of medium-high difficulty, mainly due to the distance and the great difference in altitude, which exceeds 1000 metres. The starting point is the Recreational Area of El Alcázar, located in our village, Alcaucín.

From there, we start an ascent that will take us up to the peak of La Maroma, from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains of the Natural Park where we are, the whole of the Sierra Nevada and the Viñuela reservoir. A perfect route to enjoy the nature of the Natural Park of the Sierras de Alhama, Tejeda and La Almijara.

Rutas de senderismo en la axarquia maroma
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TYPE OF ROUTE
Circular
DISTANCE
20km aprox
ESTIMATED TIME

7 hours

DIFFICULTY
Medium – High

Hiking Routes in the Axaquia 2: Starting from Alcaucín

BOTANICAL ROUTE IN ALCAUCÍN

This route runs entirely through the municipality of Alcaucín. We leave from the Recreational Area El Río and we go into the Sierra de Tejeda, inside the Natural Park.

The route is well signposted, you will find an information sign indicating where the path begins. And, along the route, there are various information panels explaining the flora and fauna to be found in the area.

Beautiful landscapes with exuberant nature in one of the hiking routes in the Axarquia closest to our charming hotel in Málaga.

Rutas de senderismo en la axarquia alcaucin botanica
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TYPE OF ROUTE
Circular
DISTANCE

7 km

ESTIMATED TIME

3 hours

DIFFICULTY

Easy

Hiking trails in the Axaquia 3: Starting from the Alcaucín

ROUTE TO THE SOURCE OF THE RIVER BERMUSA

This route will take you to the source of the river Bermuza from the centre of Alcaucín. The route also passes through the La Fájara cave, which is near the source of the river, which is already in the municipality of Canillas de Aceituno.

If you want to make the route shorter to do it with children or because you don’t want to walk so long, you can reduce it to 3 km, leaving directly from Canillas de Aceituno.

Rutas de senderismo en la axarquia nacimiento rio bermuza
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TYPE OF ROUTE
Circular
DISTANCE

10km o 3km

ESTIMATED TIME

3h o 1h

DIFFICULTY

Easy

Hiking Routes in the Axaquia 4: Starting from the hotel

WALK TO THE CASTLE OF ZALIA

This is not a hiking route but rather a walk to move your legs a bit and to visit the ruins of the Zalia Castle, which can be seen perfectly from our hotel.

It is one of the oldest known remains of fortifications. It is thought that it was probably originally built by the Phoenicians and later rebuilt by the Arabs prior to their conquest by the Catholic Monarchs. The walk starts from the hotel itself.

Rutas de senderismo en la axarquia castillo zalia
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TYPE OF ROUTE

Ida y vuelta

DISTANCE
1.5 km round trip
ESTIMATED TIME

30 mins

DIFFICULTY

Very easy

OTHER HIKING ROUTES IN THE AXARQUIA  

Walking routes in the Axaquia 5: Leaving from Canillas de Aceituno

ROUTE OF EL SALTILLO: CANILLAS DE ACEITUNO

Known as “El Caminito del Rey” of the Axarquia for its views and walkways, this route, although not long, is not suitable for everyone as parts of the route are narrow and uneven.

It has recently been remodelled, with a suspension bridge and several wooden footbridges. The route runs through the Natural Park in the town of Canillas del Aceituno, the starting point, being the centre of the town itself. It is the seventh stage of the Great Málaga Path and with its recent adaptation, one of the most attractive and popular routes in the Axarquía. The route can also be extended, starting from Cómpeta or Sedella.

Rutas de senderismo en la axarquia ruta saltillo
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TYPE OF ROUTE
One way and return
DISTANCE

2,5 km. o 10 km.

ESTIMATED TIME

1 o 4 hours

DIFFICULTY

Medium

Hiking Routes in the Axaquia 6: Leaving from Nerja

ROUTE CAHORROS OF THE CHILLAR RIVER: NERJA

Located in the coastal town of Nerja, 40 minutes from our hotel, this is probably the most popular hiking route in the Axarquia. The route runs along the river Chillar, so the best time to do it is from March to October. It is necessary to wear suitable footwear to be able to get wet, as you will have to walk inside the river.

If you want to make the route shorter, you can do 5 km. up the river, until you reach the cahorros and the pools where you can bathe, which would reduce the route to 10 km. instead of 16 km. As it is a round trip, you can always turn back at any time you consider.

Rutas de senderismo en la axarquia nerja
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TYPE OF ROUTE
Round trip
DISTANCE

16 km o 10km

ESTIMATED TIME
6-7 hours (16 km) – 3-4 hours (10km)
DIFFICULTY

Medium

THE PERFECT COMPLEMENT TO HIKING ROUTES: ACTIVE TOURISM IN THE REGION OF LA AXARQUÍA  

ACTIVE TOURISM IN COMARES

If you are looking for thrills and adventure tourism, in the village of Comares, located 35 minutes from Cortijo de Salia, you have one of the largest zip lines in Spain.

Almost 500 metres long and more than 200 metres high. In Comares you can also do up to 3 via ferratas, climbing and up to 6 hiking trails of different levels.

Rutas de senderismo en la axarquia tirolina comares
HIKING ROUTES IN THE AXARQUIA WHERE YOU WILL DISCOVER THE “MAGIC” OF THE PROVINCE OF MALAGA IN THE MIDDLE OF NATURE.