Hidden Gem – The Mountains of Nerja

2 minute read

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.

More information

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?

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.

Try this if you liked:

To read more articles like this get our newsletter

Subscribe for Cicerone's latest news, articles, offers and competitions. We send an email every couple of weeks and you may unsubscribe at any time. We never send emails on behalf of third parties.

Get involved with Cicerone