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Duration: 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
Location: Periana - Cómpeta - Nerja ( 80km walk)
Price: Request your quote here
Level: Media
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Green and white Axarquía

Among the capital of the Costa del Sol and the province of Granada stands a territory known as the Axarquía , on the coastal region. Our journey is proposed from the top towns down to the sea crossing the boundaries of the Sierras Tejeda and Almijara with steep hills dominated by dry and irrigated crops. This boundary of white villages with Andalusian air contemplate the Mediterranean Sea.
Paths will alternate in the high mountains with road communication between nearby villages, a journey that we have selected to satisfy the most demanding hikers, with a full menu of spectacular scenery.


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    Day 1. Arrival and presentation of the trip.

    Pick up at Malaga International Airport and transfer to the hotel overlooking one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Axarquía , the lake of La Viñuela . Welcome lunch or dinner . When you finish there will be a presentation of our trip will be in charge of our guides. If the welcome meal is lunch , our travelers will enjoy the free afternoon to explore.

    Day 2. Periana to Canillas de Aceituno - 17 km.

    First stage of a fascinating journey through the white villages of the Axarquia region and the Natural Park of the Sierras Tejeda , Almijara and Alhama. We are in an area where the olive grove stars the first part of the road to this day . In the vicinity of the ruins of the castle of Zalia , Sierra Tejeda the views are unbeatable. We descend to the river Alcaucín, lowest point on this day . More effort requires the climb to the village , but is rewarded when you reach it .
    Alcaucín is famous among other things for the source of the five pipes, a nice place where art and water merge. The road continues to meet first with the Natural Park, radically changing the landscape . This is the beautiful surroundings of the Cave of Fájara and the birth of the river Bermuza . From this point we will go to our
    destination of the day, Canillas de Aceituno. Here vehicles await us to take us to Sedella, where we spend the night and will be the starting point for the next day.

    Day 3. Sedella to Cómpeta - 17 km.

    After breakfast we carry on our way. Today is a day to enjoy the solitude of these forgotten places that few people still preserve their old traditions , turned many times in their livelihood. The entire day will tread paths that were once Uniting between peoples, even belonging to the same region had different customs and traditions that will not be difficult to appreciate . The first important point today is the minaret of Salares , the eleventh century and very well preserved . Crossing the river by the Roman bridge, we look back to see once more this small town steeped in history.
    We enter a zone of mature Mediterranean forest with ancient oak groves .Passing through the place known as Casa Mena and reach Fogarate we will be in the best place to watch the eastern part of the Axarquia and most of the Sierra Almijara. Even in this day we shall enjoy the sound of water next to the bed of the river Cájula and the hermitage of Santa Ana in the highest area of Canillas de Albaida. From here , the path is smoothed and takes the route of the royal canal that provides water to irrigated areas of Canillas de Albaida and Cómpeta.

    Day 4. Excursion SUV and hiking to Lucero - 12 km.

    Today, after the deserved break and a nice breakfast we will make a special trip to the most emblematic mountain in the Sierra de Almijara , El Lucero , with its 1,779 meters above sea level and its imposing pyramid shape will be one of the best experiences of our trip .
    4x4 we will go to Puerto Blanquillo , 15 km from Cómpeta and 1200 meters, from this point to begin the ascent. It is very likely that we can see the mountain goat, the most emblematic animal of the park. After two and a half hours 5 km of road we get to top-The feeling of freedom and at this point exceeded our expectations. Upon returning to Puerto Blanquillo the vehicles will be waiting for us to take us back to Cómpeta.
    The gastronomic and cultural offer of this white village is very varied, we shall enjoy it and kindness of its people. Tonight we sleep in a downtown hotel.

    Day 5. Cómpeta Frigiliana ( Acebuchal ) -17 km.

    The Queen stage of our trip is what takes us from Cómpeta to Frigiliana through the natural park : There are more than 25 km of incomparable beauty walking trails for several hours will remain at altitudes above 1000 meters altitude, as the section the old road from Competa to Játar linking the provinces of Malaga and Granada . We shorten the way to reach El Acebuchal at the request of the participating group .
    The Sierra de Almijara , dolomitic composition shows a unique landscape in the province of Malaga, protected land and excellent climate due to its proximity to the sea make it one of the best places to enjoy nature in any time of the year.
    After crossing three streams the road leads us to the historic village of El Acebuchal , still in the municipality of Cómpeta . This village , rebuilt between 1998 and 2005 , has an interesting past that our guides will reveal to us. After crossing it and admire its facade Andalusian architecture we could walk to Frigiliana village situated at the foot of the hill of El Fuerte. This village is famous for honey from sugar cane, a plant that was in past decades the main agricultural resource base of this close to the sea. Today this culture has been replaced by tropical trees, mainly avocado and mango.

    Day 6. Frigiliana to Nerja - 15 km.

    Last day of the route which will complete nearly 80km walk we set these days. Only starting and already surprised us the way to the river Higuerón . Rivers in Sierra Almijara are short-haul , low flow but its clean and clear waters put the magic of life in these mountains.
    The road ascends and descends on several occasions, meeting with perhaps the most beautiful river Chillar part of this exciting journey. On reaching the Collado de los Apretaderos the way is smoothed using a forest track and we'll gradually approaching the end of our stage.
    Nerja Caves is another point of interest, a visitable cavern. From there we moved by car to our hotel , a magnificent accommodation with the best views of the cliffs of Maro , natural wonder of the Mediterranean.

    Day 7. Free day.

    Free day to enjoy the city of Nerja. On this day we will visit the famous Cueva de Nerja stroll through the old town , photograph us in the Balcon de Europa and enjoy the delights of the gastronomy of this fishing village . With the advice of our guides to make our visit more complete.

    Day 8. Transfer from Nerja to Malaga.

    At the appointed hour we pick you up at the hotel to take you to the airport , ending here our journey with the hope that they have been a few days of enjoyment road and encounter with oneself , aided by the beauty of the landscape , the silence of his ways and gratitude of the people who inhabit the province of Malaga.

    Recommendation.

    We have a wide variety of activities to be performed at different facilities to complement this approach to Axarquia territory. This is interpreted visits related to the history , culture and local food industry. Contact us and together we will design a customized program according to their topics of interest.


PRICE: Request your budget.

OUR TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Transfers from Malaga airport to Periana and return to the airport from Nerja.
  • Accommodations in Periana , Nerja (3 * and 4 * ) and in each of the villages en route . They have been selected charming hotels and cottages of quality according to the availability of these stocks.
  • The daily breakfasts and lunches each day en route, coinciding with the end of the stage.
  • Water and fruit on our way , taking advantage of the access points with support vehicles, with the possibility that some participants can use to shorten the route.
  • Luggage transfer each day to hotels destination.
  • The entrance to the Cueva de Nerja. photographic collection of our trip.

HIGHLIGHTS: Safety, personalized service and VIP organization.

Duration: 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS.
Itinerary: Periana - Cómpeta - Nerja ( 80km walk).
Price: Request your budget.
Difficulty: Medium – High.
Groups: Departure for 6 pax and organized groups any day and time of year , subject to availability.


GROUPS: Departures for organised groups of 6 people, whichever day and time of the year subject to availability.

Accommodation
When choosing accommodation we have sought to ensure travelers comfort and relaxation during the days of our trip. They are well placed to facilitate the visit the mountain villages.

Gastronomy
The districts of Malaga feature a variety of Products with the local rich and tasty dishes Which are made : In the case of the Axarquía we must highlight the oil and sweet wine as The most famous , not to forget the subtropical fruits : such as avocado or Mango. And on the coast, of course , the little fish and seafood Malaga.

Vehicles
During our trip we will have one or more vehicles for our luggage transfer and for other needs that may arise along the way related to safety or care users. We will find vehicles while we are walking once or twice to give water, fruit or the possibility of not walking anymore that day.

Guide
All the way we will be accompanied by one or more bilingual guides ( Spanish and English ) to help us interpret the landscape , better understand the nature and enjoy the journey . Its mission is to answer all our questions and concerns related to the route, as well as knowledge of the possibilities Malaga offers hiking and nature tourism.

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