The route of the Axarquia in Malaga runs through magical places that will transport us to the past, paths that one day were used by famous bandits of the region, paths that join famous villages for producing one of the best raisins in the world since its Arab origins.
The main routes cover the municipalities of Totalan, Comares, Cutar, El Borge, Almachar and Moclinejo, 62 kilometres of routes that cross through a large part of the Axarquia’s interior territory and that connect the coasts of the Rincon de la Victoria with the Mountains of Malaga, where we’ll find the typical country houses and farmhouses that will complete a route of great beauty and unique in Europe.
Along these routes that we can discover, there are hidden myths and the legends of great and fearsome bandits like “El Bizco del Borge”, ancient ruins and viewpoints from where we’ll be able to observe the whole region, being an ideal spot for the old castle of which the tower still remains.
Benagalbon is situated in a valley and was the origin of Rincon de la Victoria, it has a route that borders the river of Benagalbon until the coast and that ends at the tower of Rincon de la Victoria, being a simple route that’s suitable for everyone.
Another one of the villages that we’ll tour is Benamargosa where we’ll march along a river, now dry, and from where we’ll head towards Cutar, a village of Arab origins situated on a hillside, Comares, Riogordo or Velez-Malaga.
If we wish to do one of the routes around the Axarquia, perhaps we may visit one of the festivities that take place during the month of September, like the festivity of Ajoblanco in Almachar, the festivity of Viñeros in Moclinejo and the festivity of the Raisin in El Borge.
Those who wish to do the whole route can choose to stay in one of the villages of the Axarquia, these villages have gradually been adapting to the requirements of the tourism, we’ll find rural houses and hotels in Moclinejo, El Borge and Comares, as well as hostels in Benamargosa and an Aparthotel in Almachar.
There’s nothing better than trying out the tyoical food of the place we visit, in the ‘ventas’ (countryside inns), restaurants and tapas bars that have their own gastronomic route where we’ll be able to try the typical products of the villages we visit. If you like wine you can also try the wine of the Axarquia, famous for its quality and taste.
The Route of the Raisin can start from the Rincon de la Victoria’s town hall, where you can also visit the Caves of the Treasure, the seafront promenade and the Fortress-House of Bezmiliana.
We recommend a visit to the different museums that we’ll find like the museum of the raisin in Almachar, of the bandit in El Borge and the Wine museum in Moclinejo.
-Comares has the balcony of the Axarquia, a viewpoint with impressive views of the area. -It’s well worth trying the gastronomy and the rural accommodations of each one of the municipalities.
-Cutar has a festivity that takes us to an Andalusian souk, and very typical of its Arab origins.
-To get to this route it’s recommended to have a vehicle of your own, you can hire a car in Malaga with us at the best price, and with a GPS included if you need it.