New hiking trail from Málaga to Caminito del Rey in the works

by Lorraine Williamson
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MáLAGA – If it is up to the province of Málaga, in the near future a hiking trail along the river Guadalhorce will connect the city of Málaga with the Caminito del Rey and turn the Guadalhorce into the largest riverine park in Spain. 

The proposal was recently launched by the Provincial Council. And is believed it will take five years to shape what is called the Guadalhorce Green Corridor. The plan covers a total area of ​​4,500,000 square metres. It will connect the coast of Málaga with the Caminito del Rey, the path through the deep gorge at El Chorro, inaugurated in 1921 by King Alfonso XIII and subsequently ‘the most dangerous path in the world’. 

Interior tourism 

In 2015, the trail underwent a makeover. This made it the largest tourist attraction in the interior of the province. And, therefore, stimulated the province to further develop interior tourism. Previously, tourism was mainly focused on the beach and the Costa del Sol. However, this new milestone is now being pursued in the form of an ambitious environmental and development project for the municipalities along the new 54-kilometre route. 

Cumbre Villas

The plan requires an investment of approximately €200 million. In addition, approximately €40 million must come from the European Next Generation funds. Then additional amounts are added that the individual municipalities involved in the project will contribute. 

In the nature reserve that includes the mouth of the river Guadalhorce and can be found between Málaga, Torremolinos, and the airport, last year the largest wooden bridge (270 metres long) for pedestrians was installed to connect the coastal path (Senda Litoral) of the province to further shape. This 180 km long path will connect all the coastal municipalities of the province of Málaga from Manilva to Nerja. 120 kilometres of this have already been completed. Then there is the Senda de Málaga which follows the provincial border through the interior. 

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