New walkway from Mijas to Marbella

15 July 2014

Work on a coastal path, meant for cyclists and pedestrians that will link the towns of Mijas with Marbella in the province of Malaga has begun. The project has a deadline of three month’s. It will be ready to be opened before the end of this year.

The path will be six kilometers long, will stretch down the coast and join the Cala de Mijas with Cabopino. It will be a wooden walkway with graveled sections for easy access to the beaches, as Elias Bendodo, president of the council and Angel Nozal, town’s major informed. They visited the site on Tuesday, as the construction started.

There is a planned budget of two million euros from the Council, through the Productive Investment Plan. Other sources of funding include the consortium of Plan Qualifica, composed of the town councils of towns belonging to the western Costa del Sol area, the Government, Junta de Andalucía and also entrepreneurs and the labor unions. These groups will provide an extra 1.05 euros.

Bendodo pointed out the importance of this path as a tourist attraction for the western coast area, since it will allow walking and cycling in an area. The area is known for its outstanding natural beauty, but it was hard to enjoy because of the number of cliffs in the area. To overcome this problem, wooden walkways will have to be installed on 60% of the route. The rest will be pressed dirt walkways to allow emergency and cleaning vehicles to transfer on it.