Perfect hiking routes for enjoying nature in Malaga
Malaga has endless ways to enjoy all its charms. The city has inviting trails for connecting with the surrounding nature, offering an experience that will surprise walkers with the great beauty of these places, often unknown to many.
The trails are well signposted, so no expertise is needed to follow any of these routes. You just have to be prepared with the right shoes, water and a snack in case you need it. The trails are classified as Long Distance (GR), Short Distance (PR), Local (SL) and Urban (SU).
Long distance routes are generally over 50 kilometres long and form part of the larger network of European Long Distance Trails. These are marked with a white line above a red line. In Malaga we find the GR-92 Eastern Coastal Path that starts in Tarifa (Cadiz) and ends in Portbou (Gerona), where you can link up with the European E-10 trail that goes all the way to Nuorgam (Finland).
The part that runs through Malaga contains two segments. One is the Western Coastal Path, covering 12.8 km, which starts in La Cizaña and ends in the district of La Malagueta. The other is the Eastern Coastal Path, covering 9.7 km, which begins in La Malagueta and goes all the way to the Totalán river.
Short distance routes are usually between 10 and 50 km long and are marked with white and yellow horizontal stripes. The trails that can currently be found in Malaga are: Path PR-A 374 Peñón del Cuervo-Olías; Path PR-A 119 Mirador; Path PR-A 114 Ciudad Jardín-Puerto de la Torre; Path PR-A 330 Puerto de la Torre-Campanillas; and the path that links PR-A 114 with PR-A 330.
Autumn is the ideal time to carry out these activities since the temperatures are more suitable and the first rains usually refresh the environment, leaving images well worth seeing. In addition, they offer the perfect opportunity to connect with nature on your own, as a couple, as well as with friends or family. The little ones are certain to have a great time.