Plans have been drawn up for a section of the future Málaga Coastal Path along the coastline of Torrox. Last month, proposals for four related projects were presented by the provincial government to the municipality for consideration.
The path will cover 3.5 kilometres between the Jardines del Mar urbanisation and the border between Torrox and Nerja. Municipal officials are now studying the plans which must receive approval from the Costas department and the regional government before work starts. Construction will include safety measures including high containment barriers where the pathway passes along the foot of cliffs.
The first stretch of one kilometre will be a pathway running east from the Jardines del Mar urbanisation to the Barranco del Agua. The next 1.5 kilometres will reach Calaceite beach and include a lookout point at Peñoncillo. A further 757 metres will reach La Restinga restaurant and the final 253 metres will reach the border with Nerja. The path will vary in width up to a maximum of two metres, depending on space available.
At its western end, the coastal pathway will link to the 30-metre bridge over the River Gïi which opened in May, leading walkers into the municipality of Vélez-Málaga.
The path through Torrox is part of the Senda Litoral de Málaga (Malaga Coastal Path), a 184 kilometre pathway for walkers and cyclists following the entire coast of Málaga province, from the Balcón de Europa in Nerja westwards to Castillo de la Duquesa in Manilva. Work began in 2014, and, once completed in 2021, the long-distance route will be a major tourist attraction for the Costa del Sol..