The Mountains of Nerja
Sierras Tejeda, Almijara Y Alhama
By Jim Ryan
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.
Seasonsfrom March to May and September to November; packed and too hot in high summer
CentresNerja and Vélez-Málaga
Difficultywalks graded 1 to 10, with the low grade suitable for all and the high grade for the experienced and fit; the majority are in the middle range
Must Seeoutstanding natural beauty; 50 mountains of Munro status in an area the size of the Isle of Skye; stark geological features on mountains over 2000m; peaceful and remote valleys where the wilderness is but a few minutes away
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Jim Ryan is a chartered civil engineer with a passion for the outdoors, who has had several successful guidebooks and one work of fiction published. He has a particular interest in geology and a love of mountains. Aconcagua made a significant impression on him on his first journey there, with an expedition in 1999, and he returned on two further expeditions. Jim has been climbing the mountains of Nerja for over 15 years. To repay Nerja and Andalucía for many pleasurable years, his share of this guide's proceeds go to Cudeca, a cancer hospice charity in the province of Malaga.View author profile
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