Hiking in Costa del Sol in the east of Malaga

In Andalucian forest

Hiking in the east of Malaga in the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Natural Park

Randonnée en Andalousie Fabrica de la luz à Canillas de Albaida

In this article you will find the essential information for hiking in the east of Malaga :

  • A few words about the hike in Canillas de Albaida
  • Equipment for the hike
  • Starting point of this mountain hike in Andalucia
  • What you can see on the hike
  • Rules for this hike
  • Booking accommodation
  • 4 other greats hiking trails in the area
  • Some useful links

Randonnée en Andalousie Fabrica de la luz à Canillas de Albaida
Fabrica de la luz hike

A few words about this hike in Axarquia, the east of Malaga

The Fabrica de la Luz hike is a very beautiful hike in the province of Málaga, in Axarquia. It is a medium level hike. It is not circular, so you can turn around at any time. The walk is partly along a river.

Randonnée en Andalousie Canillas de Albaida

This hike is quite rare in Andalucia as it takes place in the forest of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama Natural Park. A protected natural park of more than 40,000 hectares shared between the province of Malaga and the province of Granada.

Equipment for the hike

There is no need for special equipment. However, with walking sticks the hike is always easier.

The hike can be done with teenagers, who enjoy walking. There is no particular danger.

Randonnée en Andalousie Fabrica de la luz à Canillas de Albaida avec piscine naturelle

Starting point of this hike Fabrica de la Luz in east of Malaga

The hike is located in the municipality of Canillas de Albaida. To get there, you have to take the road next to the Ermita de Santa Ana by car.

Ermita Santa Ana

After 3 or 4 km you arrive at the old Fabrica de la luz, where you can park your car. Electricity used to be produced here thanks to the river. You can walk along the river for a while during the hike.

Here is the link to see the Wikiloc itinerary of this hike in Canillas de Albaida.

What you can see on the walk

This hike offers magnificent views of the mountains of the Sierra de Almijara.

Randonnée en Andalousie Fabrica de la luz à Canillas de Albaida

The passage next to the river is beautiful.

randonnée en Andalousie canillas de albaida sentier la fabrica luz

This can be a great place for a picnic in a cool place in summer.

Those who love silence, space, wildlife and nature will not be disappointed by this place!

The rules for this hike

We take a small backpack with food and drink, as well as a bag to keep all the rubbish in order not to leave anything in nature.

Randonnée en Andalousie Fabrica de la luz à Canillas de Albaida

Book accommodation in Canillas de Albaida

Canillas de Albaida plaza centro en Axarquia
Plaza en Canillas de Albaida

By entering the desired dates, you will find availability in Canillas de Albaida and the surrounding area.


Other ideas for walks on the Eastern Costa del Sol?

Here are 4 wonderful walks to discover in the area:

The Rio Patamalara hike in Competa offers a beautiful route, even with your feet in the water:

Randonnée Costa del Sol à Competa rio Patamalara

Nearby, there is also the El Saltillo hiking trail in Canillas de Aceituno which allows you to take the 3rd longest hanging bridge in Spain:

el saltillo pont suspendu à canillas de aceituno
Saltillo – Canillas de Aceituno

Here is the most famous hike in the region, a marvel: the rio Chillar hike in Nerja:

rio chillar hike ruta randonnee

Here is one last idea for a hike: the mesa de Mazmullar hike in Comares. The hike ends with a memorable descent into an aljibe!

hiking costa del sol Comares, aljibe Mazmullar 12
aljibe Mazmullar – Comares

Some useful links

Here is a great car rental agency in Andalucia and more specifically at Malaga airport : book a rental car.

If you are in the area for a few days, here is a selection of some great activities :

Discover other beautiful places in Andalusia in the Andalusia blog pages.

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