This municipality in the province of Malaga situated in the Axarquia region offers interesting trekking routes that we can try out.
Velez Malaga stands out and is well-known for its architectural remains, flashes of a past that has left us with important monuments like the Citadel of which some of the walls still remain, The Gates of Antequera and La Real, and several different religious buildings, typical of the 16th century Christian conquest. We can enjoy a visit through its streets, discover Velez Malaga and finish off the route from Velez to the Punta de Velez Malaga that we’ll relate in detail here below:
This route, for those that enjoy trekking, departs from the village of Velez Malaga, from where we must take the road of Benamocarra. Approximately 1 km away we’ll come to a crossroad where we’ll turn left and then we’ll cross the river Benamargosa and follow the course of La Acequia de la Vega de Anaya towards the south. We’ll come to a path in the urbanisation El Capitan, where we’ll turn following the course of the river towards the coast until we find the national motorway that we’ll have to cross, we’ll find the ruins of the Velez Tower and just a few metres away the Punta de Velez Malaga and an old lighthouse.
To get to the village of Velez Malaga you’ll need a car of your own or a rental vehicle, although you may also get there by bus from Malaga. This journey is not difficult so it’s recommendable and suitable for all ages, and only takes 2 hours.
-Velez Malaga to Torrox on an easy route of 17.44 km.
-Velez to Arenas is a route of medium difficulty of 8.28 km.
-Competa to the Electrical Power Station is a nearby route to Velez Malaga of 27.2 km of low difficulty and that covers the area of the old facility of an electrical power station.