Standing 2,066 metres tall, La Maroma is considered the highest peak in Málaga province. Located in the Sierra de Tejeda, Almiraja and Alhama Natural Park, the mountain belongs to the Malaga municipality of Canillas de Aceituno. The mountain is easily accessible by hikers. The main climbing routes are from the North: the El Robledal route, which starts at Ventas de Zafarraya. This eight-kilometre route is linear and can be completed in approximately four hours. The route has a high difficulty level, and depending on the time of year it is even possible to see snow. The Alcaucín route approaches from the west, starting from the El Alcázar recreational ground. The route, of high to very high difficulty, is 10 kilometres long and can be completed in five hours. The 11-kilometre “Ruta de los Neveros” climbs the southern side of the mountain, starting in Canillas de Aceituno. The recommended starting point is the main square of the town. From there, visitors can enjoy five hours of nature, following what used to be the path used to be used to carry ice to the town on the backs of donkeys from the Casa de la Nieve (“House of Snow”), near La Maroma. The final route up La Maroma begins in the Malaga town of Sedella.
- Located outside an urban area
- Inland area
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