Málaga and the Costa del Sol offer the perfect combination of sea and mountains. If you want to enjoy the province's opportunities for active tourism, with inland and coastal walking routes, you'll find new paths to explore and some stunning landscapes.
If you fancy a refreshingly fun route, don't miss the Chíllar river in Nerja. This is a route of approximately 8 kilometres, and along the way you'll find streams, waterfalls and natural pools for swimming. It is particularly recommended for spring and summer months, when the water is warmer.
If you want to enjoy walking in a unique setting then the Caminito del Rey is an absolute must. This is a 100 metre high walkway clinging to the sheer rock walls of the Los Gaitanes Gorge. The total route is 7.7 kilometres, of which 2.9 kilometres are along the walkway.
To discover the variety of inland landscapes in the province, we would recommend the Gran Senda de Málaga. This is an interconnected series of clearly marked footpaths, ranging in difficulty, which cover the whole province. These footpaths cross different areas of natural beauty and villages in the province. If you prefer walking next to the sea, don't miss the Coastal Path, that runs along the entire length of the coast, from Nerja in the far west, to Manilva in the far east.
Walking in areas of natural beauty
Besides these routes, the Costa del Sol's areas of natural beauty and Natural Parks boast clearly marked footpaths where you can enjoy being in contact with nature. Some of the most spectacular landscapes can be found in the Torcal de Antequera Area of Natural Beauty, the Sierra de las Nieves Natural Park and the Los Alcornocales Natural Park. The Montes de Málaga Natural Park is very close to Málaga city. Here you can find various walking routes and a beautiful landscape of endless pine forests.