El Chorro

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El Chorro Reviews

davidx davidx
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Simply spectacular Oct 22, 2012
Obviously it does cost the train or bus fare to get there but the place itself is free. I have been past it in the train a number of times and looked forward to getting off one day.

On a family holiday to Fuengirola I noticed that a new train from Malaga enables a visit to El Chorro (or Ronda) and back in a day from Fuengirola. In fact it is worth consulting the timetable as there is an earlier return from El Chorro giving a good three hours. (This would not give worthwhile time in Ronda.)

For those who do not know, El Chorro is a small village next to the Garganta de los Gaitanes, a massive gorge where the river Guadalhorce flows. The huge rock cliffs on each side are frequented by climbers. There are three lakes and a substantial hydro-electric works.

About 100 meters over the river there is a narrow walkway called El Camino (or Caminito) del Rey, named after the monarch who was taken along it in 1921. It was closed to walkers and climbers as being unsafe but some brave (foolhardy) walkers still got onto it. I am not clear whether there is any access now legally. I know I would not consider it now and would very possibly never have done so.

If you have not seen the Chorro and want to, going from Malaga have a real dilemma. mavof the gand Caminito are after El Chorro station! Much as I enjoyed this trip, I advise going on to the next station (Bobadilla) the first time.
El Chorro station
Lake view from near station
Some of the climbing rocks
Hydro-electric plant
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jeminigirl says:
Great pics David =)
Posted on: Oct 22, 2012
sylviandavid says:
Thanks for this review and the great pictures! sylvia
Posted on: Oct 21, 2012
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