La Maroma, 2069 m (6,788 ft.)

La Maroma, the queen of our mountains. Imposing, adventurous, perpetual and distant and close at the same time. Which rewards the efforts always solidaries and sometimes superhuman with its bird’s-eye views. There is no greater reward than having lunch overlooking the reservoir of La Viñuela, Sierra Nevada, the Mediterranean Sea and the region of La Axarquía. Sometimes on clear days we can see Gibraltar and many miles of the coast of Africa.

Anyone hiking will ask you if you have climbed La Maroma, because it is an essential summit in Malaga. There are several ways to climb it; the main ones are Canillas de Aceituno, El Robledal and Llanadas de Sedella.

Option 1. Maroma from Llanadas de Sedella.

This is the shortest route to the peak. The route starts at la Llanadas de Sedella (Sedella’s meadows) where we will be driven in 4×4, a 50 minutes journey from Canillas de Albaida.

This is a circular route and on our way up we will pass by Tacita de Plata (a natural water source) on footpaths until we reach the rocky plateau of the top.

  • Distance

    12 km. (7,5 mi.) 

  • Ascent

    650 m. (2,132 ft.) 

  • Overall grade

    Moderate

  • Terrain

    Tracks, footpath and limestone pavement

  • Location

    Sedella and Canillas de Aceituno

  • Duration

    5 – 6 hours + transfers (2 hours) 

  • Highest point

    2,069 m. (6,788 ft.) 

  • Season

    All year. 

Prices

Group  € / person 
2  45
3  40
4  40
5  35
6  35

 Option 2.  Maroma from El Robledal (Alhama de Granada). 

This is one of the classical routes to La Maroma along with the Canillas de Aceituno route.

We will start with a transfer to El Robledal in Alhama (time depending on the picking up point) in the north face of the mountain. The route goes through pine and oak forests until reaching 1800 meters. Despite being a long route, when you finish you will feel great because the area between oaks is gorgeous, the Salto del Caballo path is very beautiful and the views on the way to the Maroma are magnificient. It is one of the essential summits of Malaga.

  • Distance

    15 km. (9,32 mi.) 

  • Ascent

    998 m. (3,265 ft.) 

  • Overall grade

    Moderate-challenging.

  • Terrain

    Tracks, footpath and limestone pavement

  • Location

    Alhama de Granada

  • Duration

    6 – 7 hours + transfers (Approx. 3 hours from and to Cómpeta)

  • Highest point

    2,069 m. (6,788 ft.)

  • Season

    All year. 

Prices

Group  € / person 
2  45
3  40
4  40
5  35
6  35

Option 3. Maroma from Canillas de Aceituno. 

This walk begins and ends in the white washed village of Canillas de Aceituno. It is known as the Casa de la Nieve (house of the snow) which was a traditional route for muleteers to La Maroma to get snow.

  • Distance

    20 km. (12,43 mi.)

  • Ascent

    1,500 m. (4,921 ft.) 

  • Overall grade

    Difficult

  • Terrain

    Tracks, footpath and limestone pavement

  • Location

    Canillas de Aceituno

  • Duration

    6 – 7 hours + transfers (Approx. 3 hours from and to Cómpeta)

  • Highest point

    2,069 m. (6,788 ft.)

  • Season

    All year. 

Prices

Group  € / person 
2  45
3  40
4  40
5  35
6  35

Minimum age: 14 years old.

Included:

  • Qualified local mountain guide.
  • Packed lunch: sandwich, drink, energetic bar, piece of fruit and cake.
  • Photos.
  • Transfers.

Recommendations:

  • Hiking or sports clothing.
  • Walking shoes or boots (advisable boots).
  • Solar protection (hats, caps, etc.).
  • Sunscreen.
  • 2 litres of water and some food.

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