Mijas - The Council is studying expanding its network of self-guided trails through the sierra to Osunillas
Mijas continues to prepare for the moment when we see the return of tourists after the pandemic and strengthens the commitment to natural tourism, which combines sport and the environment, and is among its main proposals. Hence, the Tourism and Environment Departments commissioned a study, which has been prepared by the Exploramás company, to value the current network of trails in the sierra de Mijas, which has seven routes, and at the same time put on the table possible improvements for the future , always preserving the biodiversity that defines this place. One of the main conclusions contained in this document, contemplated within the Strategic Tourism Plan that the University of Malaga drew up in its day, is the possibility of expanding the routes to the Osunillas area and enabling four new trails in this point of the municipality. “Thanks to this study, we are going to know much more in depth all those issues that can be improved and provide a better offer from the tourist and environmental point of view to those who visit us and to the residents themselves”, said the mayor of Mijas, Josele González (PSOE), during the presentation, on Tuesday 26th. In this way, the Tourism area prepares to relaunch tourist activity when the state of alarm ends, under the premise that health restrictions will change the preferences of visitors. “It is about analyzing the condition of our trails, valuing and promoting them and expanding the catalogue of routes, since we think that, once the pandemic ends, nature tourism will be a much more attractive modality than other segments in which potential tourists are going to still be a little reluctant”, assured the councillor for Tourism in Mijas, José Carlos Martín (C’s). “The results are very interesting and help us to really value the natural spaces we have in our municipality, but always in a sustainable manner and being respectful with our biodiversity”, concluded the councillor for the Environment in Mijas, Arancha López (Cs).
Source: Mijas Semanal