Hidden Gem – The Mountains of Nerja

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Our hidden gem this month is The Mountains of Nerja. The little town of Nerja is relatively unspoilt, nestling under a range of mountains on the coast just 40 minutes drive from Malaga.

The Mountains of Nerja

The Mountains of Nerja

Sierras Tejeda, Almijara Y Alhama


Guidebook to the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara Y Alhama mountains in the Spanish region of Axarquía. The 24 day walks are accessible from the holiday towns of Nerja and Vélez-Málaga on the Costa del Sol. Routes range from easy strolls to strenuous climbs. The mountains are largely limestone, with some summits reaching over 2000m.

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Vital stats:

  • 24 graded day walks suitable for most abilities, most in the mountains, with some directly from Nerja or nearby Maro.
  • An ideal destination for early spring, when wildflowers are abundant, but the mountains remain a cool sanctuary, with views to the distant Sierra Nevada
  • Ridges, gorges, beautiful traditional white hillside villages, with a geological history dating back over 150 million years.

Where is it?

A View Down Over Fornes Walk 22The Summit Of Malascamas With La Maroma AheadThe View To Navachica

What is so special about this book?

These are very varied walks, all within a relatively short drive from Nerja, which makes an ideal base. Access from Malaga is quick and easy. The landscape is highly dramatic, with incredibly steep hillsides and far-reaching views. A great destination for a short break.

A one-line review:

Go to Nerja in early spring. The light is clear, there are no crowds, and discover another world just minutes from the Costa del Sol.

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