Being the second most mountainous country in Europe, many travel to Spain to indulge in its many scenic and walking trails. The hiking on the beautiful regions across Spain are often surreal and simply stunning. One such hike is to Mount Maroma.
Mount Maroma or La Maroma is located in Axarquia. It is considered to be the highest mountain in the region with a 2065 meters altitude. There are various trails leading to the top of this mountain all with its ranges of moderate ease and difficulty.
Mount Maroma is obviously not the Himalayas but reaching its peak can have its own set of challenges. You will need to climb the mountain as well as hike it. Although you do not need to be an expert to do this or have past experience, it’s better to be fully relaxed and ready for the climb.
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The three most popular routes of reaching the Mount Maroma summit are from the village of Canillas de Aceituna, Alcaucin and from Granada via Robledal.
The easiest and shortest route is the one from Alcaucin, while the harder route is from Canillas which takes about 7 hours. The route that will provide you with the most picturesque views is the one from Robledal.
Depending on your sense of direction, these various routes are signposted and easy to find. If you want to hike the mountain but are clueless with regards to directions, you might want to hire a professional guide or join a group.
As you near the summit and get above the cloud line, you will soon see the beautiful ranges of the snowcapped Sierra Nevada in the background.
Never forget to come prepared on your hike to Mount Maroma. It may be beautiful but at times, it could also be unforgiving.
Make sure to wear a hat, put on sunscreen and bring enough water to keep yourself hydrated. Always tell someone of the route you are planning to take as well as take with you a fully charged mobile phone.