MALAGA’s first ‘Green Route’ is due to be open to the public by the end of this year.
Named the Green Route of the Guadalhorce Valley, the five-kilometre path for walkers and cyclists will run by the Fahala river in the Alhaurin el Grande / Coin area and has a budget of €700,000.
The project was announced by Malaga Provincial Council leader, Elias Bendodo, who said that it would be suitable for all types of users, including those with mobility problems.
Green Routes are old, abandoned railway lines converted into paths for walkers and cyclists.
As had occurred with others in Spain, the route was expected to open up new opportunities for local businesses and create extra jobs and tourism, Bendodo explained.