Discovering Mijas, a hidden treasure in the Nature

April 14, 2014 in Alta Vista Property Spain, AltaVista Property Costa del Sol by Michael Liggan

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Throughout the town of Mijas, there are dozens of wonderful rural areas waiting for those who love hiking or enjoy a good ride.

If you are passionate about rural tourism, outdoor activities or excursions to the countryside, get ready to discover natural areas rich in flora and wildlife, as well as to see some historical curiosities and traditions.

In addition to discovering the charms of the local vegetation and the different species in the area around this internationally famous ‘white village’ on the western Costa del Sol, opportunities for leisure do not stop there. The Department of Tourism organizes excursions for some of the main quarries in the area. The stone extracted was used in buildings such as the Cathedral of Malaga.

Mountain and history lovers can follow the path which General Jose Maria de Torrijos took during the military uprising in 1831.

Those who prefer to know the customs of the past could choose the route of ‘Las Caleras de Mijas‘. This is a way to discover more about the art of preparing limestone, which was a very traditional profession in this area due to the abundance of limestone in the mountains and the fact that the village houses are ‘whitened’ or painted in white using this stone.

For more information regarding routes and excursions: http://www.mijas.es/portal/es/red-de-senderos/red-de-senderos-autoguiados

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