MIJAS – PUERTO DE MÁLAGA


Hill Walk February 27, 2023 10:30am Mirador Juan Antonio Gómez Alarcon on Ctra. Circunvalación de Mijas (A387)
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Conal O'Rafferty

 

This hill walk starts from the ring road just above Mijas village and climbs into the hills as far as the Puerto de Málaga from where magnificent views can be enjoyed on a clear day. 

 

After a short climb from the starting point the picturesque Ermita del Calvario is reached.  The walk then climbs steadily along a stony mountain path before reaching an access road that leads to the Puerto del Pino from where there are spectacular views of the coast.

 

The route then turns inland, climbing to the Puerto de Málaga which is just below the nearby Pico Málaga.  A short refreshment break will be taken at this point from where far-reaching views in all directions can be enjoyed.

 

The route then returns to the start point.  This will either be by following an easy loop past Puerto de las Grajas and the Los Arenales quarry, or by retracing the path of the ascent.  A decision will be made by the guide on the day depending on conditions.

 

 

Directions to the Meeting Place

 

There is roadside parking available between Calle El Mirador and the Mirador Juan Antonio Gómez Alarcon on the Ctra. Circunvalación Mijas (A387) which is the ring road just above Mijas Pueblo.

 

From Marbella follow the A7 towards Málaga.  Shortly after passing El Corte Inglés in Fuengirola take Exit 1014 to Fuengirola and Mijas Pueblo.  Follow signs to Mijas along the A387 for approximately 6.5 kms, passing across a long sequence of roundabouts.  

 

Upon reaching a roundabout with an easily visible BP petrol station at the edge of Mijas Pueblo, take the second exit to continue on the A387.  At the next roundabout take the second exit to continue on the A387 towards Coín and Alhaurin.  This is the start of the Ctra. Circunvalación Mijas.   Follow the road around sharply to the left.  After 1 km the meeting point is the street parking on the left immediately after the unobtrusive entrance to Calle El Mirador. 

 

For ease of directions enter Mirador Juan Antonio Gómez Alarcon, Mijas into Google Maps or other navigation systems.

 

7.5 km Medium to Heavy 547 m
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