Axarquia in Southern Spain
Axarquia, this is the area limestone peaks and steep valleys that run east along the coast from Malaga to Motril and is made up of two Sierras the Tejeda & Almijara . The area forms the backdrop to holiday resorts such as Nerja, La Heradura and Almunecar. Ideal for those who want to mix a walking holiday with a more relaxed break on the coast. These mountains are a dramatic mix of peaks, steep sided valleys and gorges. The range reaches 2,066m at the summit of Maroma but walking here is often at much lower levels as we follow the river valleys or scale ridges up to wonderful peaks such as Lucero (1779m)
Activities here include:-
The Rio Verde walk with its ‘’petrified waterfall’’ and rock grotto as it descends a river valley with natural rock pools and cascades
An ascent of Lucero, 1779m a wonderful peak overlooking the resort of Nerja once used during the civil war as a lookout post.
Gorge walking in the Rio Chillar and Rio Higueron, a great way to keep cool in the height of summer
Walking the Liman Trail, an ancient trade route used in the past by mule drivers to carry their goods inland from the coast.
An ascent of Maroma , 2,068 a limestone mountain massif about 10km from the coast .