By Oliver McIntyre
HIKERS or cyclists who trek along Málaga’s Gran Senda trail – a 650-kilometre circular route throughout the province – can now certify their progress via a ‘passport’ with stamps for each of the 35 stretches of the route.
The Diputación de Málaga last week presented the new scheme, which is aimed at further promoting the Gran Senda trail and rewarding those who use it.
People whose passports are stamped for at least three separate stretches of the trail will receive a certificate as a ‘Gran Senderista’ as well as a gift pack including a guidebook and other items related to the trail.
The passports are available directly from the Diputación’s Environment Department at number 54 Calle Pacífico in Málaga city, or at any of some 400 authorised businesses – hotels, hostels, restaurants and many others – along the Gran Senda itself.