RAMBLERS and cyclists in the Axarquia have a new route to explore, which will take them from Nerja to the historic town of Ronda.
The 420 km path is part of a 650 km circular cycling and walking route that was announced earlier this year by the Diputacion de Malaga.
The northern section from Nerja to Ronda is made up of 19 stretches that total 358 km and, where possible ,make use of existing tracks and trails.
It heads north towards Frigiliana and the Sierras de Tejeda y Almijara natural park, before crossing through south of Torcal and then the Guadalhorce Valley and into Sierra de las Nieves. It later heads back via Malaga and Rincon de la Victoria along the coast.
The €1.1million scheme was mainly financed with EU funding, which included the installation of 13,000 signs and 1,300 trail markers.
It is estimated that the project will create around 6,500 indirect jobs by boosting accommodation, dining and active tourism sectors.