A long part of this stage goes along a forest path up to the area of Enterrios. At the Colorado Port, it becomes steeper on its way to the Mijas Mountains, at the bottom of which is our target destination.
The stage begins by following an arc from Ojén to Coín along the natural corridor between the Canucha mountain range to the north and the Alpujata mountain range to the south. This corridor opens out to the north-east, and connects the coast with the lower Guadalhorce valley over the Ojén pass.
From Ojén, the route climbs up into the eastern foothills of the Sierra Blanca in the direction of Juanar. Reaching the Purla pass, it then drops down to the plains of the Llanos de Purla. Soon entering the territory of Monda, where it continues parallel to the A-355 road in a northerly direction. It then heads due east along the valley of the Arroyo Seco stream, before climbing up to the village. Over the forested Gordo Hill and El Algarrobo Ridge, and on its way down (now in the municipality of Coín) it turns north, heading first for the valley of the River Pereilas and then close to the A-355 road. The orchards and farmland of El Nacimiento come up next, before you arrive in the south of Coín.
The second part of the Stage runs between the Coín plains and the Sierra Blanca of Alhaurín el Grande and Mijas. At first, it heads south going gently uphill through the magnificent fields of the River Nacimiento, all the way up to its upper course. It climbs up to the foothills of Coín’s Sierra Blanca and its various recreation site and sportive facilities, where it gradually turns east to join some local footpaths. Following the MA-3303 road for 2.5 km, you reach the municipality of Alhaurín el Grande and immediately afterwards, Los Pescadores pass and meeting point of various footpaths.
From there on, the route through the mountains makes use of the excellent network of paths and gravel tracks that cross it. After passing the starting point of Alternative Route 249.2, in the municipality of Mijas, it crosses or links up with four noncertified hiking routes. Without taking into account the large number of ravines that it crosses, the general direction of this last part is south-east, towards the chapel of El Calvario and the end in Mijas.
The spectacular landscapes at the beginning of the stage, which then turn into a route through the pure mountains.