Mijas is a spectacular place as it is, with a coast that will absolutely delight those beach lovers and a typical Andalusian inland village where we can wander around whilst discovering its narrow streets and secrets. In Mijas we’ll find places to enjoy a good long walk around its mountain range while we enjoy its natural environment.
The paths in Mijas Costa have easy access and little difficulty, but the ones that offer the most beauty are the paths we’ll find up in the mountains, in the higher area of Mijas, where we’ll find ourselves in direct contact with nature and where we can go trekking in places that suit our physical condition.
When we decide to visit Mijas for trekking, we’ll have to bare in mind the time of year, as, due to the height, the cold can get a lot tougher than down at sea level on the coast. The ascents to the high areas of the mountain range can cause that we feel the heat and sweat, while during the descent it’s the complete opposite, causing occasionally that we can even catch a cold.
Mijas has a network of auto-guided paths via itineraries that cover the southern part of the mountain range and that depart from the viewpoint of Mijas Village, a must visit spot for all visitors due to its breath-taking views of the whole Costa del Sol.
Some of the most popular routes for trekking in Mijas are:
Mijas Ball: A route with beautiful views that begins in Mijas village and that surrounds the typical streets. The route runs along mountain paths and tracks. We won’t find water so it’s recommended to go fully prepared.
Route of Los Torrijos: This organised route of 6.38 kilometres follows the footsteps of the General Torrijos and his 52 men to get to the Port of La Graja one December night in 1931 after disembarking on the coast. A beautiful route along tree-shaded paths with a short mountain part and abandoned mines.
Route of the Coast: Another organised route that departs from Mijas and ascends through the village. Along the way there are spectacular views of the Costa del Sol from Malaga to Gibraltar, so you mustn’t forget your camera. It’s a simple route of little difficulty suitable for everyone that’s in good shape.