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Things to do in El Chorro

Why Visit El Chorro?

El Chorro is located in an area of stunning natural beauty. El Chorro, is a superb place for lovers of nature, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking and climbing. The dramatic gorge, which is home to the famous Kings Walk (known in Spanish as El Caminito Del Rey) is stunning.

What is the Kings Walk?

The 'Caminito Del Rey' is a old pathway built high up on the walls of the gorge originally for workers at the Hydro Electric plant sites within the gorge.

Completed in 1905 the walkway was walked by King Alfonso XIII in 1921 to open a new dam and this is where it takes its name from.

In later years the walk has fallen into a state of bad disrepair, and the unfortunate deaths of climbers / walkers in 1999 and 2000 lead to the government closing off both ends of the walk to the public.

It is now a via ferrata used by climbers and guided parties. The height and state of disrepair has lead to it becoming known as the 'Worlds Most Dangerous Path'.

The Tourist Boards are now gathering funding for the works required to re open the Kings Walk as a major tourist attraction in the near future.

El Chorros Lakes

The Lakes, formed by dams, on the road from El Chorro to Ardales are a great place to cool off in the hot summer months where visitors can swim, fish, pedalo, kayak and generally chill out on the banks. In the winter months the lakes are popular with hikers and bikers.

The Kings Walk - Caminito del Rey

Spain: Ardales, El Chorro

Famously previously known as the 'worlds most dangerous walk' and the Caminito del Rey, the Kings Walk has now been transformed from the old dangerous decaying pathway into a modern breath taking visitor attraction.

A 3km pathway clinging to the steep walls of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes gorge with epic views.

The Kings Walk is located at the small village of El Chorro in Andalucia near Alora and Ardales. It is about 60-90 minutes ...

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El Chorro

Spain: El Chorro

El Chorro is a place of outstanding natural beauty, a superb place to go hiking, biking, swimming, fishing and kayaking in the lakes.

It is also home to the famous the Caminito Del Rey (Kings Path or Kings Bridge) which is set in the stunning Los Gaitanes Gorge.

The Camino Del Rey (Kings Path or Kings Bridge) is a stunning high level footpath with a small suspecsion bridge over the Gorge, which clings to the edge of the sheer cliff. ...

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Spain: Benahavís, El Chorro, Málaga, Mijas, Nerja

That's perfect offer for begginers, families and groups of up to 6 people who just would like to taste what rock climbing is.

We start the day with presentation of basic climbing equipment: harness, rope, belay-devices and carabiners. We present basic climbing knots, how to use climbing rope for belaying, than most usefull climbing techniques. You can practise climbing in slabs, corners, small overhangings than footwork and body balance on the ...

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Spain: El Chorro, Málaga

This course is dedicated to climbers with a little climbing experience. Our aim is to teach you all skills needed for multi-pitch climbing with a lot of technical instruction. What we practise:

- lead rock climbing (safe rules, how operate with the rope on the wall/on the ground)
- types of the most usefull belays
- strategy on multi-pitch routes
- second climber belaying techniques
- rope techniques: abseiling, multi-abseiling, etc.
- ...

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Spain: Antequera, El Chorro, Granada, Málaga, Ronda

This course (workshop) is dedicated to climbers who want to improve trad climbing skills: on 1 pitch or multi-pitch routes. Depends on choosen duration we practise:
- lead rock climbing (safe rules, how operate with the rope on the wall/on the ground)
- instaling protection with use of: rocks, friends, tri-cams, etc.
- use natural rock features for ptotection and set belays
- types of the most usefull belays
- strategy on multi-pitch ...

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Spain: El Chorro, Málaga

We pick you up from your accomodation in Malaga area at 9:00 a.m.

We drive by car visiting pueblo blanco Alora, where usual we stop for spanish style brekfast (churros!). We start rock climbing in El Chorro, where acces to crags is really short, so we have a lot of time for instruction and climbing: mostly with top-rope or leading. We introduce you in belaying techniques including abseil techniques with different devices. You have occasion to ...

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Lake canoeing in Ardales

Spain: Ardales, El Chorro

If you are looking for a peaceful, fun and "sporty" activity inland Andalucia, this is for you ! We propose a 1 hour (option to more) canoe/kayak rental on one of the nicest dams in Spain (Embalse de Guadalhorce). We talk about kayaks and canoes, simply depending on the way you will be rowing.
We will provide you with a lifejacket, introduction to the equipment, rowing techniques, etc.

Who's it for?: Kayak and canoes hire is ideal for ...

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Rock Climbing in Spain

Spain: Antequera, El Chorro, Granada, Málaga

Climbing courses and adventure holidays in southern Spain: rock climbing, scrambling, hiking and mountain skills training. Our adventure courses are suitable for all levels of ability and experience from absolute beginner upwards, Exciting, fun and safe adventure activities for couples, families and corporate groups.

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Escape the Costa del Sol - Mountain Biking Daytrips

Spain: El Chorro

Guided Mountain Biking Daytrips and Taster Sessions with SeasonallyUNadjusted.
Explore the mountains inland from the Costa del Sol with our experienced guides.
Ride the beautiful El Chorro valley ending with a swim in the stunning Ardales Lakes.
We have many itineraries available for beginner to expert.

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Climbing-Lodge Spain - Climbing near El Chorro in Spain

Spain: El Chorro

Experience fantastic adventures and an unforgetable holiday in El Chorro.
Join us climbing in sunny Spain!

Our Climbing-Lodge has 3 sun terraces and a large pool, which invite you to relax and chill after an exciting day of climbing.

Our Finca is located in El Chorro, the best region for climbing in southern Spain.
Get inspired by over 2.000 climbing and hiking routes nearby!

We offer individual and professional climbing-courses for ...

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Spanish Cookery School in Alora

Spain: Alora

Would you like to learn to cook?, enhance your cookery skills? or try something completely new in the kitchen? If so, then the Cocina de Hacho Cookery School in Alora can offer you just that. Set in a stunning and tranquil location in the mountains of Álora.

You choose what you want to do, learn a new skill like as baking, or a new cuisine like authentic Indian food. Or create a three course Spanish lunch to enjoy on the terrace, with a ...

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Spain: Alora

At La Luz we are dedicated to training horses and riders at all levels in a gentle yet effective form of equitation. Through a blend of classical and natural horsemanship we focus on encouraging a greater connection between horse and rider, tailoring our courses to suit individual needs.

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Live Music Venue in Alora

Spain: Alora

La Casita de Aperos is situated in the beautiful White village of Alora.
We are a reassuringly Spanish Bar with a vibrant atmosphere and a passion for live entertainment.
Alora is Just 30km inland from Spain’s southern coast and over the years has become haven for talented musicians, whether resident or just passing through.
Our stage continues to attract the finest entertainers and our atmosphere attracts the most discerning customers.

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SeasonallyUNadjusted - Guided Mountain Bike Holidays in Andalucia

Spain: Alora

Singletrack, classic cross-country and technical downhills - our corner of Andalucia has some of the world's best mountain biking. Add the perfect climate for year round mtn biking holidays and you get SeasonallyUNadjusted...
Ride the trails of El Chorro, Alora and the Sierra de las Nieves - relaxed offroad riding or a technical singletrack thrash down mountain bike trails littered with switchbacks. From epic cross country, testing rockgardens ...

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Pottery in Alora

Spain: Alora

The Alora Pottery Schhol, located between the white villages of Alora and Valle de Abdalajis, offers Pottery Classes and Courses in Andalucia, Spain.

Our courses are informal, informative and fun, designed to encourage everyone, including the complete beginner, to experiment with a range of pottery making techniques.

Our ceramic classes help you discover, develop and use your creativity.

The Pottery is located in an inspiring and ...

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Spain: Alora

Quadlandertreks are based in the foothills of the sierras of El Chorro in the Andalusian village of Alora, Costa del Sol, Spain. Our unique treks take you into the heart of the mountains, national parks and lakes of this area, with some of the most stunning views in Andalucia. There are 5 standard treks to choose from, and each can be tailored for your specific requirements and level of experience and can also be extended by the hour for your ...

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Spanish Cookery Courses at the villa used by Rick Stein

Spain: Casarabonela

Come and take a Spanish Cookery course, using not only the recipes featured on Rick Steins Spain programme, but in the actual villa and kitchen used on the program, in the dramatic setting of the Sierra de las Nieves park in Andalucia.

Isabel is the owner of Villa La Era and personally ran the villa when it was a hotel.

Isabel is Cuban/American and has lived in Spain with her Spanish husband and family for over 30 years.

Cooking is her ...

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Lija Sur Paragliding and paramotor courses in Spain

Spain: Algodonales, Cádiz, Huelva, Málaga, Mazagón, Teba

Líjar Sur, flight centre and schol of paragliding and para motor provides fights and training throughout Andalucia. The principal zones for Paragliding and Paramotoring are Malaga, Seville, Cadiz and Huelva.

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El Torcal

Spain: Antequera, Villanueva de la Concepción

The El Torcal mountains in the El Torcal National Park of Antequera in Andalucia, about 30 minutes drive North of Malaga, is a stunning place to visit to view these amazing karst rock formations.

There is a visitor centre explaining more about the formation, nature and past inhabitants of stunning area around you, with static exhibits and video shows.

A viewing platform (mirador) 100m walk from the visitors centre gives great views down ...

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Via Ferrata and Hiking in Malaga

Spain: Antequera, Málaga, Villanueva de la Concepción

Need some adventure and adrenaine to escape from day to day routine? Look no further. Experience Box brings you this very original and complete and exclusive experience in the spectacular montain area of el Torcal de Antequera, Málaga. To combine adventure, culture, sightseeing, gastronomy and culture, we include :
- a guided climbing walk (vía ferrata),
- an impressive zipline between two peaks
- a picnic in the top peak of Camorro
- a ...

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Comments and Reviews for El Chorro

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Paul (YouGoDo)
(8 years ago)
The El Chorro area is absolutely stunning. I am always amazed just how few people are there - for me it beats the Peak District with no crowds. Great for a swim, kayak or pedalo on the lake in summer, or a gentle hike to the dams. The walk from the village up to the Kings Bridge is well worth the effort. Theres a nice little restaurant / bar in the village opposite the station.

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