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La Maroma – Robledal Hike

SpringTrips

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Guided hiking in the Tejeda and Almijara Natural Park. This route will lead us to the highest point of the province of Malaga, La Maroma. We will ascend to the peak from the Zafarraya plateau, which is on the shady side of the mountain. The hike to the Maroma peak is one of the most beautiful to do in spring and autumn. The views towards the coast of Malaga from the top are spectacular and very impressive.

Key Facts:

Length: 14,5 km; Accumulated height difference: 986 m ascent;

Difficulty: High – long ascent and the height difference is considerable. The hike is not technically difficult but it requires a good level of fitness.

Departure time (Granada): 8:00 am

Meeting point: Roundabout at Plaza del Triunfo, Granada (see the map)

Arrival time (Granada): approximately 8:00 pm but it depends on the pace of the group


The trip:

We will begin the guided hiking trail close to the camping area of Robledal. It will be a linear route with a long ascent to a height of 2,069 m. This hiking trip is highly recommended.
First, we will walk along a track surrounded by a reforested area. We will follow the path and pass a hill with incredible views to the Los Bermejales reservoir and the impressive Sierra Nevada mountain range. On a clear day, we can see many more ranges like el Hacho and Huétor.
After this part, we will enter a shady area with maple, pine and yew trees. We will cross El Salto Del Caballo to reach the path, which will lead us to the Maroma peak. We leave the forest and from this point of the excursion we will walk on limestone.
Depending on the visibility, we will see different areas of Andalusia such as villages of the inner Axarquía, the coast of Malaga and even the African coast.

Landscape and heritage:

  • Tejeda and Almijara Natural Park
  • Karst landscape
  • Mediterranean forests


Elevation profile: La Maroma peak

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Equipment recommended:
We recommend carrying 2l of water. Hiking sticks are essential because we will descend along a stony path. Sunglasses, sun cream, protective lip cream and a hat.It is necessary to take several kinds of clothes. A windstopper is useful for the hills. Sunglasses, sun cream, protective lip cream and a hat.

Logistics:
Participants should take nuts, dried fruits and sandwiches for our picnic in the countryside.

Price of “custom date”: €60/pp. 2 people minimum. It includes the guided trip, insurance and transportation.

Purchasing Conditions:  Excursions must be booked and paid for at least three days in advance.  Participants must arrive at the meeting point on time. The group will wait for participants for five minutes, but then leave.  In this situation, no money will be reimbursed.  All participants should ensure that they know how to get to the meeting point and if you have any questions or doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Price:

50€

Location: Tejeda and Almijara Natural Park
Duration: 8 hours
Difficulty: Level 3 (REI)

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Activity Level Descriptions

REItrips

 

(1) Relaxed: Adventure travel at its most relaxed pace.

  • Activity: 1-3 hours most days
  • Distances: walk less than 3 miles most days
  • Surfaces: flat terrain
  • Elevation change: little to none
  • Altitude: less than 3,000 ft

(2) Easy: Great for newcomers to active travel.

  • Activity: 2-5 hours most days
  • Distances: hike up to 6 miles, cycle 10-30 miles most days
  • Surfaces: flat or rolling terrain with some possible steeps
  • Elevation change: up to 2,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 6,000 ft

(3) Moderate: For outdoor novices and above.

  • Activity: 4-6 hours most days
  • Distances: hike up to 10 miles most days, cycle 20-40 miles most days
  • Surfaces: rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation change: up to 3,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 10,000 ft

(4) Vigorous: Recommended for fir travelers with basic skills.

  • Activity: 5-8 hours most days
  • Distances: hike up to 12 miles most days, cycle 30-50 miles most days
  • Surfaces: mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation change: up to 4,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 14,000 ft
  • Experience and a doctor's release may be required

(5) Strenuous: Designed for very fit travelers.

  • Activity: 10+ hours/day
  • Distances: hike up to 12 miles most days, cycle 50 miles or more miles most days
  • Surfaces: remote mountainous, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents, uneven trails with loose features.
  • Elevation change: up to 4,000 ft/day
  • Altitude: up to 14,000 ft
  • Experience and a doctor's release may be required

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