El Santo de Pizarra: a nice walk near Málaga
Le samedi 11 mai 2013 à 23:32 - Lien permanent
Want to get some fresh air in the hills while in Málaga for a few days? This nice walk is ideal for a day or a half-day out. It consists of a 10-kilometer loop in the hills above the village of Pizarra.
Pizarra is served by the Málaga's Cercanías suburban trains operated by RENFE. From the city center (e.g. from the central station, Málaga Centro - Alameda) take line C2 direction Álora. The journey is 30-35 minutes, but trains are not so frequent. Expect 1 or 2 hours between trains, so check the schedule and plan ahead. The fare is 1,95 euro one way.
I followed a nice description of the walk available at walkinginandalucia.com, so I won't repeat the directions here. However, note two things:
- the duration given for the walk is 3:05, but I was able to complete it in 2:25,
- at some point you may find yourself in what looks like a dead end at the bottom of a cliff. It's not. Just go right, there's an opening in the rocks with an easy path, but it's somewhat hidden.
→ A few of my photos (click to enlarge):