Rutas pueblos de la Axarquía en Málaga
5 Routes Axarquia villages in Malaga

The Axarquia of Malaga is one of the 9 regions that make it up. It is characterized by its beautiful coastal villages reminiscent of its Moorish heritage, located in a key and privileged location, between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of Malaga, creating a synergy that makes the Axarquia in a place that you must see. you have to see in the province of Malaga. .

Then, you will accompany us on a journey through the most beautiful, surprising and charming corners of the region through these 5 routes.

1. Mudejar Route

The Axarquia region was one of the last territories conquered by the Christians in the Al-Andalus period, so we can still appreciate the vestiges of this era as if it were a few years ago. Specifically, the Mudejar route is the most appropriate if you want to learn about the Arab past of the Axarquia.

Mudejar Route in the region of Axarquia

You will travel through time and discover the Arab roots of the region in a 40 km tour through the villages of Salares, Arenas, Canillas de Aceituno, and Árchez. All these villages are located at the foot of the Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, an impressive natural landscape that combines the blue of the Mediterranean Sea with the intense green of its valleys.

Sun and avocado route

Sun and avocado route: Macharaviaya

In this second route of 75 kilometers, it is composed of the villages of Macharaviaya, Benamocarra, Iznate, Velez-Malaga and Benamargosa. It owes its name to the fact that a large percentage of avocados and other tropical fruits are grown in this area thanks to its fertile soils, and it also offers fine sandy beaches where you can enjoy the intense southern sun. If you do this route you can not miss the Cueva del Tesoro, the only sea cave that is possible to visit in Europe.

The route of the sun and avocado is closer to the capital, where you will find the famous Cambara Restaurant where you can recharge your batteries with the most delicious rice in the city before starting the adventure.

3. Raisin route

Raisin route: raisin festival in El Borge

Along this 62-kilometer route you can stroll through the vineyards, taste the exquisite local wines and savor the delicious, all-natural raisins from the land. It is advisable to do it in September as this is when the Ajoblanco festival begins in Almáchar or the Raisin festival in El Borge.

4. Sun and wine route

Sun and wine route: Competa

This is the ideal route for wine lovers, you will discover the most traditional wine villages in Andalusia such as Frigiliana or Competa. You can also taste these wines in its beautiful beaches and hidden coves. beaches and hidden coves while admiring its imposing cliffs. Don’t forget to visit the Nerja Cave!

5. Route of the oil and the mountains

Route of the oil and the mountains: Alfarnate

Also called the route of the mountain villages, it stands out for its impressive changes of environment and landscapes and for its exquisite gastronomy and low prices. If you do this route you must visit the Embalse de La Viñuela, known for its spectacular beauty. Don’t forget your camera!

You will tour the villages of Viñuela, Periana, Alcaucín, Alfarnate, and Alfarnatejo where you will taste all kinds of local products and above all, one of the best oils in Andalusia, made in the oldest and most traditional way. Get ready to lick your fingers!