This stage is symbolized by a huge chalky massif of the Sierra Tejeda, and connects various villages and small towns of Axarquía. It stretches to the middle of the mountain, where different rural constructions of diverse civilizations are set.
Stage 7 enters the mountainous area of Axarquía which has been transformed by human beings. The walk climbs towards the mountains from one village to another visiting the total of five villages: Cómpeta, Canillas de Albaida; Salares, Sedella and Canillas de Aceituno. Each village is separated from the next one by at least one major watercourse.
You will be crossing some of the rivers which flow direction south towards the Mediterranean Sea, from Sierra Tejeda, walking over some spectacular bridges Roman and Arabic in origin. You will also walk up to various watchtowers from where you will be able to admire the nearby mountains and beautiful villages of the Axarquía wilderness. You will be able to visit some of the villages. Additionally to the terraced orchards in Canillas de Albaida, there are pretty oak forests before the village of Salares, and pine woods close to Sedella. The succession of rivers and woods, villages and historical bridges, mountain landscapes and the possibility of adapting the dynamic of the itinerary to your taste make Stage 7 a much recommended stage of the GR.