Nature, cities and villages, urban routes, footpaths and remarkable landscapes. There are a wealth of opportunities to discover Málaga province on foot. Here are just some suggestions of different ways to explore the Costa del Sol, so don't forget your camera and, above all, enjoy the view!
Routes through nature: the Great Path and the Coastal Path
If you want to travel across Málaga province and discover the landscapes and natural surroundings, you simply can't miss the Great Path or Gran Senda. This is a series of interconnected walking routes that cover the whole of Málaga province, passing through villages and natural spaces. Walking these footpaths you will discover unique settings, including the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park and the magnificent landscapes of the Sierra de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama mountain ranges.
The Coastal Path is another walking route offering a different perspective on the Costa del Sol. It forms part of the Great Path, and the different stages of its 200 km route pass through the province's 14 coastal towns, from the Balcón de Europa in Nerja to the Castillo de la Duquesa in Manilva.
Along the different stages of the Great Path and the Coastal Path you’ll also find accommodation, bars and restaurants, perfect for enjoying some well-earned rest and time out along the way.
Urban routes on the Costa del Sol
Ronda and Antequera are both extraordinary places to walk around whilst admiring the architecture and landscapes of these two monumental cities. The inland white villages or the old town centres of Marbella, Mijas and Nerja, are also fantastic options for walkers. If you like walking beside the sea, then look no further than the seafront promenades of the coastal towns and their marinas.
Málaga's old town is also easily accessible on foot as the majority of the streets are pedestrianised. If you’d like to enjoy some sea views, then take a pleasant stroll from the city centre along Palmeral de las Sorpresas towards Muelle Uno. If you want to go a little further, then head towards La Malagueta, one of Malaga's most iconic districts, by walking along the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Seafront Promenade towards Baños del Carmen. This setting offers an exceptional panorama of the sea set against the backdrop of the city.