Where to go this weekend in order to see the flowering almond trees in the Province of Malaga? The last days of January and the first days of February, the white and pink colors take over the landscape of the interior of Malaga. Underneath a list of places where you can best enjoy it.

1. Casabermeja
In the surroundings of the town of Casabermeja there are numerous almond groves you can folow a hiking route that leads from the village Casabermeja to the watchtower Torre Zambra that is of Arab origin. At this point you will have a panoramic view of the surroundings and its town.

2. Arenas and Canillas de Aceituno (Axarquia)
From this small village of the Axarquía you can make a beautiful walk in order to see almond trees in bloom. This beautiful route climbs from the village to the old Arab fortress of Arenas. You can also take the road from Arens to Archez and during this trip you will see the flowering alomond trees on both sides of the road.

3. Totalán
A good opportunity to enjoy the flowering almond trees is in Totalán and its surroundings. You can take a tour of the Paseo de la Salud or stop at the Algarrobo viewpoint to check it out.

4. Contadoras-Pocopán (Montes de Málaga)
The natural park of Los Montes de Málaga has a wide variety of trees, among them is the almond tree, which takes unusual dimensions in some corners. So those who go up to Pocopán from the “Aula de la Naturaleza de las Contadoras” will see in distance a pink spot that stands out among the greenness of the forest. It is a set of almond trees that can not go unnoticed when it blooms in a forest area.

5. Almogía
The Camino Mozárabe, which is a Jacobean itinerary that leaves Malaga in the direction of Santiago de Compostela, has areas where almond trees in abound. Among them, especially in the second stage, between the “Junta de Caminos”, at the end of Puerto de la Torre, and the town of Almogía.

6. Ciudad Jardín – Puerto de la Torre
Very close to the city of Malaga, At the foothills of the Montes de Málaga, are also routes situated where you can enjoy flowering almond trees. Among them, is a the route that unites two of its most important peripheral districts by the road that leads to the Torre de los Verdiales.

7. Torrealquería (Cártama-Alhaurín de la Torre)
The Cartama territory has not only citrus and orchards but there are also different spots of almond trees throughout its extensive territory. You can take a tour from the town itself to the neighboring territory of Alhaurín de la Torre to check it. On the circular route that leads to Torrealquería you will see also almond trees in addition to some vineyards and olive groves.

8. Puerto Chiribenítez (Guaro y Monda)
In the Sierra de las Nieves region there are also interesting routes in the surroundings of towns such as Guaro or Monda. Among the most recommended itineraries is the one that passes through the “El Puerto Chiribenítez”.

9. Ermita de las Tres Cruces (between Cártama, Almogía y Álora)
The access to this hermitage in the Guadalhorce Valley will reward you these days with the colors that the flowering almond trees have. If it is accessed through by the municipality of Almogía, you will see an important area dedicated to almond trees. Another more comfortable option is the path that starts at the train station in Cártama and ends at the chapel.

10. Valle del Turón (Ardales)
One of the best views that Ardales has, can be seen from its north face, from the road that goes to El Burgo next to the river Turón. Every winter you can see from here, in the foreground the almond trees in bloom and in the background the old town of the village.

Source: DiarioSur 25-01-2018

Photo Gallery Flowering Almond Trees



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