Senda Litoral Project
The Senda Litoral project, which is a scheme to create a 180km long-distance trail linking Nerja, Malaga and Manilva has taken a step forward this month with the opening of Europe’s largest footbridge.
Guadalhorce footbridge was opened towards the end of September and this wooden and steel construction spans some 270 metres, giving walkers and cyclists access to the Guadalhorce nature reserve, The Olive Press reported.
At the official opening of the new bridge, Junta president Juanma Moreno commented: “This is a new landmark for the city of Malaga. They said it wouldn’t be possible because of the environmental impact, but with ingenuity, audacity, talent and will, this has become a reality.”
The hope is that once the rest of the 180km-long trail is completed that it will become a major tourist attraction for both the Costa del Sol and Andalucia.
With this new footbridge in place, it’s now possible to walk 120km of the Malaga coastline, the news provider revealed.
From Nerja, you can walk to the villages of Torrox and Algarobo, taking in the spectacular cliffs and coastal scenery that characterises the municipality of Axarquia. Other places you can visit if you continue along the trail include Velez Malaga, which is known for its vibrant cultural heritage, and the small and picturesque fishing village of Rincon de la Victoria.