Alhama de Granada-Periana (35 km)

Alhama de Granada-Periana (35 km)

Having crossed over the small reservoir to be found facing the rural hotel, we continue along the Viñas path, and then head down along the bottom of Alhama mountains to the Alcaiceria farmstead, where we take the secondary road to Ventas de Zafarraya (completely flat). We pass the famous Boquete (gap) de Zafarraya (906 m), the only pass by which to cross the rugged Alhama and Tejeda mountains. Now following the route of the old mountain railway line that used to come up form Vélez Málaga, we have spectacular views of the whole region rolling down to the sea, as we come to the village of Periana, in the heart of the Axarquía. Continue to the charming hotel, once a big farmhouse, and have a simple but delicious home-made dinner here.