El Chorro about 60 km north from Malaga is one of the most popular areas for climbing in Europe and very popular among nature lovers and hikers.
Thanks to its prime location in southern Spain on the Costa del Sol and its mild temperatures climbing is possible all year round. You’ll also find one of the most interesting hiking trails of Andalusia, where flows in a spectacular gorge the river Guadalhorce.
Along this route is also situated the “Caminito del Rey“, a narrow walkway hundred metres above the canyon on a vertical wall which currently is closed due to several fatal accidents. Even if you don´t feel like climbing or getting otherwise an adrenaline kick, the views are absolutely breathtaking. This technical masterpiece of El Chorro has been built in 1901-1905 and inaugurated by Alfonso XIII, thus the name The King´s Walkway.
The area is especially popular on the weekends with nature lovers and the many restaurants serving Spanish dishes and recipes make this enchanting area of El Chorro also popular as a place for a tasty lunch.
We particularly recommend this beautiful and interesting area in the springtime.
How to best to get to El Chorro:
From Malaga Airport, El Chorro can be reached on the new highway A-357 along Cartama, Carratraca and Ardales and the beautiful Guadalhorce reservoirs (68 km).
Another very nice route (53 km) through the Guadalhorce valley, along innumerable orange and lemon tree orchards goes on the road A-343 from Pizarra to Alora and its medieval castle, which towers majestically over the valley.
From Alora the road to El Chorro is well signposted. Even those who are not so keen on hiking will enjoy very much the scenic route on this second route, especially during spring.
We hope you enjoy this driving tour from Malaga, and remember that if you want to make this and many other tours, Malaga car hire is our recommended choice, do not forget to reserve online ahead of time for the best prices!