Hiking is one of the activities that is increasingly gaining more and more prominence among nature and sport lovers. Fuente del Esparto – Pico Almendrón
Fuente del Esparto – Pico Almendrón is a 12.7 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nerja, Málaga, Spain that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking.
One of the most challenging hikes in Malaga, this is a difficult, circular hiking trail that runs for around 18 km, all the way to Almendron and the Tajos de Sol until reaching Navachica. On the way down, the path follows the ravine of the Rey and of the Cazadores. What makes it hard is the difficult terrain, which is irregular and stony.
The ascent to Almendron is also very challenging as there are some very exposed parts on the trail. It definitely isn’t suitable for people who don’t enjoy heights. Add to this the fact that there is virtually no shade along the trail and it is easy to see why it’s one of the most difficult hikes in Malaga.
The views along the way, however, are magnificent. On one side there is the Chillar river, surrounded by the peaks of Cisne, Lucero and Maroma. On the other side there are the ravine of Cazadores and the peak of Cielo. The views spread all the way to the Sierra Nevada, Sierra de Loja and Alhama de Granada and to the sea. With such amazing sights it’s easy to see why this is one of the best hikes in Malaga.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate