Presidiarios Path SL-A 223 – Alhaurín de la Torre
Distances: 4 Kilometers
This route takes you through some of the mountain range´s most picturesque places, until it joins the Gran Senda de Malaga GR249 at El Puerto de las Tres Caleras.
The walk starts at the chains, near the Jarapalos Shooting Club, where a track leads up to La Piedra spring, at the source of La Solana stream. At this point, a path leads up to El Puerto del Arenal or “la playa ” (the beach), as it is known by the locals. Here, the Presidiarios hill leads you to El Puerto de las Tres Caleras at the end of the route.
The highlight of the walk is the inmmense pine forest, some times mixed with kermes oaks (Quercus coccifera), wild olive trees (Olea europaea var. sylvestris), diferent types of cistus and spiny broom (Calicotome villosa). As you climb, you will see Malaga´s famous limestone mountain range behind you, and to the southeast, the easternmost peaks of La Sierra de Mijas, where the Jabalcuza stands out.