Pueblos blanco, white village Malaga
Hiking in Malaga province
medieval bridge Salares

Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Park

The trail (or sendero in Spanish) called Puente Arabe starts in a sundried village called Salares. A hamlet of 175 souls and a cat in the Axarquía region. The white village or pueblo blanco lies on the edge of the National Park Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama.

The six-kilometre route follows a small stream, the Fogarate, and then through a Mediterranean oak forest. Once up at the top (863 m) of Monte Umbria La Casa de Haro, you have a fantastic view of the gorge, surrounding pueblos blancos (white villages), the Mediterranean, and the Maroma.

The Maroma, also known as Tejeda is the highest peak in the Sierra de Tejeda (2069 m). The summit is on the border of the provinces Granada and Malaga.

Salares Andalucia
Arabic bridge Salares
Salares, pueblo blanco Andalucia
Malaga pueblos blancos
Gr249 Gran Senda Malaga
Mountainhike Malaga

Practical advice

If you want to stay a bit longer than there are in the tiny but beautiful hamlet of Salares, several overnight options are available:

  1. B & B House of Oranges. This bed and breakfast feature a sun terrace with mountain views, a pool and a bar.
  2. Casa Torre Antigua is an Andalusian-style villa, located next to the Puente Arabe.
  3. The holiday home has two bedrooms and a pool.

Gran Senda Malaga

If you want to do more hiking in the area, look at the Gran Senda Malaga website. Unlike many other walks in Andalucia, the GR-249 is well marked (at least in this area).

Wine tasting

Bodegas Bentomiz is a beautiful award-winning vineyard with Dutch owners. It is located a few kilometres outside the centre of Sayalonga, 13 kilometres from Salares.

Parking Salares

Salares can be reached via Velez-Malaga and Algarrobo. In Salares itself is a long street where you can park, the rest of the town is a pedestrian zone. In particular, the route through Algarrobo has a lot of winding mountain roads, which is not suitable for drivers with vertigo.

Other great hikes in the area

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