The Coastal Path is on its premiere: it just added 270 meters more to its almost 150 kilometers, which cover 80% of the Costa del Sol. 100% will arrive soon, according to those responsible for Traveler.es, but right now, those new meters in the form of wooden walkways with which the Guadalhorce riverbed is overcome , are delighting walkers and cyclists. And they break records, because they make up the largest such structure in Europe.
WHAT IS THE COASTAL PATH?
Once completed, the Path will allow transit from Manilva a Nerja across the coast, covering a few 180 kilometers ** and 14 municipalities in addition to the two already mentioned: Casares, Estepona, Marbella, Mijas, Fuengirola, Benalmádena, Torremolinos, Málaga, Rincón de la Victoria, Vélez-Málaga, Algarrobo and Torrox.
Its layout ranges from boardwalks to groomed dirt roads, passing through the aforementioned wooden walkways. Some of its sections also share with the Great Path of Malaga, a circular itinerary prepared to be completed on foot or by bicycle and that covers the entire province.
“Walking along the coast will allow us to see areas of great natural value up close that dot our municipalities and that add enormous attraction to this Coastal Path. As an example, the Cantals of La Araña, the Peñón del Cuervo, Punta Chullera in Manilva, the Dunas de Artola, the Delta of the Vélez River, the mouth of the Guadalhorce or the rocky stretch between Calahonda and Calaburras, in Mijas“They explain from the Diputación de Málaga.” In addition, you will be able to see closely the 42 beacon towers recorded along the Malaga coast, or the Phoenician sites of Vélez Málaga “.
Also the contemplation of flora and fauna deserves a prominent section, with the possibility of sighting bottlenose dolphins, harbor porpoises, sea turtles, booted eagles, common kestrels, peregrine falcons, or one of the 110 species of butterflies that the province is home to, which account for 75% of the Andalusian ones and 48% of the Spanish ones.