The Costa Del Sol offers not only the sun-kissed simmering beaches and its “movida” bubbling life but great opportunities like going on a trekking trip in the summer and winter sports as well like skiing, thanks to the numerous natural parks along the coast. The Parque Natural Sierra de las nieves is worth mentioning which is located at the back of Marbella in the western part of the coast and the parque natural Sierra de Tejeda situated on the opposite side in the eastern part of the coast, right behind Nerja. More over, the whole Costa del Sol is generally protected from the cold winter winds, thanks to the presence of this range of mountains that maintains a “micro climate” creating warm and pleasurable winters. Despite this, for the mountain lovers, there is the famous Sierra Nevada that neighbours the highest peak of the iberian peninsula, the “Mulhacèn”, measuring 3.482 meters is the highest peak of western Europe except for the Alps. The weather here in the mountains is typically like that one can find in the Alps and its natural parks are known to be the Biosphere Reserve of the UNESCO. Another very famous destination is the “Caminito del Rey” (The Path of The King), beside the canyon , measuring 100 meters in terms of height is in the province of Malaga. This walk-path is 1.5km long even though walking through it will take you 4 hours and 7 km to finish. It is a very antique path that has been recently restored and is very fascinating indeed simply because it is situated in an area that is considered one of the most important rock-climbing sites in Europe.Along the canyon, flows the Guadalhorce river which offers other kinds of sports like canoeing, mountain biking and parachuting.