Walking holidays in Axarquia & Sierra Nevada.

Walking holidays, Sierra Nevada

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 .

Walking holidays Sierra Nevada

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Martin Riley who runs The Life of Riley is a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and the first British guide to become a member of the Spanish Mountain Guides Associacion. Martin holds public liability insurance with Axa Winterthur.

Martin has long experience of working and playing in the hills and mountains. Walking and climbing in the UK and Europe for over 30 years and having lived and worked in Lanjaron since 2005 he has an extensive knowledge of the region’s mountains and wildlife. Prior to living in Spain he managed a Countryside Ranger service and an activity centre in the north of England.