Montejaque and El Hacho

Hiking - Moderate

This is a pleasant circular walk through the hills and olive groves behind Montejaque village. We circuit El Hacho, an unusually shaped peak formed many centuries ago by major earth movements which lifted a huge slab of rock out of the ground to create a sloping plateau with a sharp, angular edge, reflected in the mountain's name 'The Axe'. The mountain overlooks the village and we gain a changing perspective of its sloping form as we walk.

The route begins at the edge of the village, walking up the main street, past the charmingly restored old laundry and on to the plaza. This is the centre of village life, where we find the church, Town Hall, central fountain, hotel and bars. We exit the village via 'donkey street' and begin a steady climb up into the hills, surrounded by rocky limestone crags. We walk through the heart of the olive groves, looking up towards the sloping plateau of the mountain. We then take a small pathway to cut across directly under the cliff edge, with the rocks towering above us, before returning into the village.

Note: Most of this walk is on wide tracks with easy walking surface but a notable gradient. The small path beneath the mountain is stony and uneven.

Distance: 

7km

Hike Time: 

3 hours

Ascent: 

287m ⬆︎

Descent: 

287m ⬇︎

Start:

MONTEJAQUE

Finish:

MONTEJAQUE

PRICE:

Min. 2 people: €35 per person

Additional People: €20 p.p

Includes:

  • English speaking guide
  • Transport to Montejaque and back to Ronda
Montejaque Circular walk around el hacho profile

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