This mountain with 1836 meters at its highest point stands out for its gorges and the beautiful views. The mountain is surrounded in part by the river Guadalfeo and has the municipalities Orgiva, Velez de Benaudalla and Lujar within its territory.
This town is located at the foot of the mountain and from there you can walk up a steep hill to the very summit of Sierra de Lujar. It dates back to the Phoenicians of which have endured over time the olive trees.
In Lujar we can enjoy typical narrow streets with Moorish layout.
During our tours is quite likely that we find some old abandoned mine like San Jose where lead was extracted until 1989. There is a variety of lovely hiking trails in the area, some of the recommended ones are:
- Route of Castillejos
From Castillejos we find ancient ruins from where we ascend to the ravine of Los Castillejos. It is important to note that the path starts easy and with little effort but the difficulty increases.
When we reach the abandoned mining town we can take a break before continuing to the top where we can enjoy stunning views of the Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean.
- Route of Los Mineros
The name of this tour comes from the large number of mines that are situated along the path, a trail that starts simple and well-marked and little by little becomes a small path that eventually disappears. We will reach a point where we have to climb a steep slope of stones where it is easy to skid.
Finally we arrive at the summit, a distance of about 10 kilometres with a height of 1,500 meters.
Sierra de Lujar has numerous ravines and places with hiking trails that make us enjoy all the nature that surrounds the area.
Barranco del Olivo, Barranco de la Negra, Tajo San Luis, Barranco de las Viboras, Barranco de Castillejos, de la Entabicada, Barranco de Lagos, Valle del Guadalfeo, Los Pelaos.
The road to take from Malaga to reach Lujar is the A-7 motorway towards Nerja, a municipality of Malaga, and then passing by Motril and its Yacht Club. Be careful as the place where we change direction to Las Ventillas doesn’t have any signposting. In on the road Gr-5209 we have to take to road to Lujar and follow it towards our destination.
In the map below you can see the route in more detail, paying particular attention to the final stretch or if you need to, you can rent a car with GPS that indicates you at all times the best route.