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Outdoor Pursuits in and around Mijas

Some might think that life in Mijas is all about sunbathing and lazy pool days… and they’d be right, but there’s so much more on offer in the local area for both residents and holidaymakers alike. Regardless of your nationality, language or interests, there’s something for everyone going on in and around Mijas every day – you’ll be spoilt for choice!

If outdoor activities and adventuring is your thing, then you’ll find a whole host of exciting pursuits and adventures around Mijas. From hiking the Sierra de Mijas mountains, to taking a dip in the sea, you’ll find something new to add to your bucket list every day! Check out our fantastic list of outdoor activities in and around Mijas Pueblo.

Walking Groups

Take a relaxing stroll on the boardwalk (Senda Litoral) with La Cala Walking Group and socialise with likeminded people from around the world in nearby La Cala de Mijas. Tag along on an organised walk or arrange your own via the Facebook group – but don’t forget to stop for a spot of lunch or coffee along the way! The group runs all year round and walks are free to join. Find the La Cala Walking Group on Facebook.

Hike & Yoga

Join Asana Tribe Yoga and experience a yoga session like never before! Discover the beautiful mountains above Mijas Pueblo with a hike up to the Cantera del Barrio, a marble quarry once used excavate marble to build the Cathedral of Malaga and Seville. From there, you’ll enjoy a calming and spiritual 60 minute yoga session overlooking the stunning Mediterranean Sea and beyond, all for only €15 per person.

Mijas Hiking Trails

The Sierra de Mijas mountain range is a fantastic place for walkers to enjoy the rich botanical delights and local wildlife of the area. There are 6 different hiking trails (senderos) with varying levels of ability, so be sure to plan your route ahead of time to make the best of your trip! One of the most well-known routes is ‘La Bola’, which refers to the ball-like meteorological station at the top of the mountain, though this route is classed as moderate to hard, the 360-degree panoramic views from the top are amazing. From the top you’ll see Morocco and even the famous El Torcal National Park in Antequera!

Cold Water Swimming

If you’re thinking of trying the latest craze, then get down to Playa Butibamba in La Cala de Mijas every Wednesday and Saturday morning. Start your day with a refreshing dip and watch the sun rise from the water. The group meets twice a week all year round (yes, even in winter!) and is free to join. Find the Mijas Costa Cold Dip Club on Facebook.

Bird Watching

Mijas is a fantastic location for twitchers, due to its close proximity to the African continent.  There are two dedicated bird-watching points in the municipality of Mijas, one at the Calaburras Lighthouse in Mijas Costa, and another at the Mirador de las Águilas in Sierra Alpujata. Spot Booted Eagles, European Short-Toed Hawks and Bee-Eaters as they migrate from Africa to Europe – a fantastic spectacle. Visit in Spring and Autumn to catch these amazing birds as they fly over Mijas!

Off Road Buggy Tours

If something a bit more high-octane is on the menu, this one is for you! Take an offroad adventure across the mountains of Mijas in a powerful state of the art buggy, alongside local experienced guides to show you the very best of what the Mijas countryside has to offer! The buggies seat 2 people, so take your partner or a few friends and live life on the edge! A 2-hour tour starts from €130 per buggy (seats 2 people).

Start your adventure with Mijas Properties

If a life in Mijas is calling, we’re here to answer any questions and share our expert local knowledge. Mijas Properties has almost 40 years of experience when it comes to properties in Mijas Pueblo, so you know you’re in great hands with us. Our extensive portfolio of properties has been handpicked by our team to ensure that we’re able to offer the very best selection of homes, holiday homes and holiday rentals in the area.

If you can’t find your dream property in our portfolio, our team will do their best to assist you in finding just the right home for you, undertaking a search on your behalf to find the property that meets your wants, needs and budget. Reach out and start your journey with Mijas Properties today.