El Saltillo hike with hanging bridge in Canillas de Aceituno
Hanging bridge in Sierra
El Saltillo hike : GR249 in Gran Senda Malaga
In this article, you will find the essential information to do the El Saltillo hike in Canillas de Aceituno:
- A few words about the hike
- Equipment for the hike
- Starting point of the El Saltillo hike
- What you can see on the hike
- Rules for this hike
- Booking accommodation
- 4 other hikes in the area
- Some useful links
A few words about the hike in Canillas de Aceituno
The El Saltillo hike is not a hike like the others. It is about 15 km long, for the most courageous. It connects Canillas de Aceituno to the village of Sedella.
The hike is a very beautiful hike in the province of Málaga, in Axarquia. It is of medium-high level.
You can also turn back at any time. The hike is partly along an acequia (irrigation path)
We cross the 3rd longest hanging bridge in Spain in a splendid landscape.
This walk is at the foot of the Maroma, the highest mountain in the province of Málaga with an altitude of 2068 metres.8 mètres.
It was opened in September 2020, and is known as the Caminito del Rey de la Axarquia. Below is the video that was shown at the opening of this hike:
Equipment for the hike
To do it: a good pair of shoes and walking sticks for those who want more security.
Starting point of the El Saltillo hike
The easiest meeting point is in front of the town hall, and the famous Casa de la Reina Mora :
Here is the route on Wikiloc of the El Saltillo walk.
Below, the position on Google maps:
What you can see on the El Saltillo walk
This “walk” offers views of the Maroma:
… and the sea.
The nature is everywhere omnipresent…
During the hike you can also see several ravines.
The crossing of the suspension bridge is a highlight of the hike. It is also often the point of return to Canillas de Aceituno.
The rules for this hike
We take a small backpack with food and drink, as well as a bag to keep all the rubbish, so as not to leave anything in nature.
For safety, and even if there are more than 300 days of sunshine per year, we check that there has been no rain in the previous days. The ground could be slippery.
Ideally, we come with walking sticks. The access to the hanging bridge is via a path with a significant difference in altitude.
Book accommodation in Canillas de Aceituno
By entering the desired dates, you will find availability in the village of Canillas de Aceituno and the surrounding area.
More ideas for hiking on the Costa del Sol Oriental?
Here are 4 wonderful hikes to discover in the area:
The Rio Patamalara hike in Competa offers a beautiful route, also with your feet in the water:
Nearby, there is also the very beautiful hike of the Higueron river in Frigiliana :
Here is the most famous hike in the region, a marvel: the rio Chillar hike in Nerja :
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!
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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