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Walk Details

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

El Chorro 2020

Start Point:
78.1 km (1 hour). From Fuengirola, take A7/E15 to Malaga and pick up the A357 signed to Campillos. After climbing the pass after Carratraca, continue down long hill and take the Ardales turnoff signed Ardales and El Chorro Lakes/Embalses. Continue along MA-5043 along the side of the lakesuntil a new roundabout and large Caminito parking area. Do NOT turn right. Continue straight on for 3-4 km until reaching a tunnel with Restaurant El Mirador above. Turn right BEFORE the tunnel (yellow sign Sendero Gaitanejo 550 m/ Mirador 1 km). Also a Restaurant El Mirador sign. Drive up dirt track past restaurant and after 100 m park in small parking area. Park by side of track if full. Walk down to Restaurant for coffee
Grade:
Moderate
Distance:
8 km Duration: 3.5 hrs
Meet Point:
: Restaurant El Mirador, El Chorro Lakes, near Ardales
Time:
10:30 Leader: Jackie & Chris
We start the walk from Restaurant El Mirador. The Walk is circular and includes a range of broad and narrow tracks, and includes an early Mirador, walk by a river and a very rocky track across rocks for about 200 metres to a viewpoint overlooking the El Chorro Gorge. This affords views of a Vulture nesting cliff and looking down 300 metres over the Caminito del Rey.If it is open, we will walk through a 250 metre tunnel returning via Restaurant El Mirador. Sticks advised in some sections. 360 degree views of Lakes and surrounding mountains and plains as far as Teba at higher elevations of walk. Walk elevations 389 metres*** All welcome to join us @ 2.00-2.30 pm for Lunch (no menu del dia) at Restaurant El Mirador. Specialties include Jabali (wild boar stew), Plato Juan de la Montana, Solomillo, Rabo de Toro Estofado. (Andalucian oxtail stew) etc..
Contact:
Tel +44 7999 69 4224 or 5 :rolyatch55@hotmail.com

 

 

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