Mijas to Alhaurin el Grande
This scenic route starts at the white-washed village of Mijas Pueblo situated some 1,300 feet above sea level and commanding a magnificent panoramic view of the entire Costa del Sol, especially from the mirador (look out point), which is within walking distance of the main plaza. Mijas is easliy reached by taking the A-387 from either the A-7 coast road or AP-7 toll motorway.
Take the road signposted to Coin and, at the first intersection, follow the road to Alhaurin el Grande. On your left you will see what appears to be a medieval castle looking out over miles of rolling countryside in apparent solitary abandon. In fact, this is a cleverly disguised water tower.
The route continues away from the coast and you are now in the 'valley of the ventas'. A venta is a country inn that probably provides the best value for money..
Next stop is Alhaurin el Grande with a population of 16,000. This is a genuine working town which relies primarily on agriculture for survival. At the heart of Alhaurin is the El Encarnacion church which stands on the site of a former mosque. There are also remains of a Roman aqueduct and traces of a Moorish settlement in the town.
Continue through the village and follow signs for Coin to continue on the Alhaurin El Grande to Coin route.
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