route of wine

route of wine – axarquia

The Route of Wine

The route is 55 kilometres long, running through the eastern area of Axarquia. It passes both inland and along a stretch of coastline, traversing the municipalities of Algarrobo, Sayalonga, Competa, Canillas de Albaida, Torrox, Frigiliana and Nerja.

algarrobo pueblo
algarrobo – part of the route of wine in axarquia

sayalonga, probably your next stop on the route

Important Tourist Resorts

The route includes important tourist resorts at Nerja, Torrox Costa and Algarrobo Costa.

The inland villages lie within the foothills of the Sierra Almijara mountain range and have retained much of their original Moorish structure. The main agricultural product in the areas surrounding these villages is the grape, from which many very good wines are produced.


one of the pretty villages of the area – competa
frigiliana, probably your starting and finishing point, 55 miles is a lot of wine to taste!


Part of the wine route a 55km route of wine producing villages in the axarquia

Algarrobo is the starting point of the Route of Sun and Wine. It is found 5 kilometres to the east of Torre del Mar, along the coastal road N-340, and then 4 kilometres inland. The next stop is a further 5 kilometres on at Sayalonga.

The same road takes us another 9 kilometres until reaching Competa. After this stop a short distance of 3 kilometres takes the route to Canillas de Albaida.

torrox pueblo
torrox, both pueblo and costa are charming villages in andalucia


Can you still drive?

To reach the next village on the route; Competa take the road for Torrox a further 15 kilometres on.From Torrox Costa the route follows the coastal N-340 in an easterly direction.

torrox watchtower
The Güi Watchtowner or El Morche Watchtower is located in the Andalusian municipality of Torrox, near the beach, El Morche locality.



Two watchtowers built in the 16th century for defense over the beaches are found here; the Torre del Morche and the Torre de Calaceite. The fortress of Castle Bago previously stood between these two towers.

After 8 kilometres of following a coastline of cliffs to the left and coves, rocks and small beaches to the right, just before reaching Nerja, a road to the left leads 6 kilometres to Frigiliana. Two more watchtowers are seen on the coast road before turning off to Frigiliana; these are the Torre Macaca and the Torrecilla.

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