The Los Gaitanes Desfiladero Natural Area is located in the center of the province, between the municipalities of Álora, Antequera and Ardales. It constitutes one of the most spectacular landscapes of the Malaga mountain range, with steep walls and of considerable height, between which the Guadalhorce river flows after passing through the reservoirs of El Chorro, Guadalhorce, Guadalteba and Gaitanejo.
The Desfiladero de los Gaitanes is a canyon excavated by the Guadalhorce River in the municipality of Álora, with access from the north by the Guadalhorce reservoirs and from the south by El Chorro, which in some points is only 10 meters wide and which reaches 700 meters deep.
The construction of a water channel from the northern reservoirs to El Chorro to take advantage of the unevenness in a hydroelectric plant, led to a maintenance path of this channel, known as Caminito del Rey because the work was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII . This road (what is known as the footbridges), about 3 kilometers long, has just been restored, and runs between vertical walls and a bridge in the same gorge on the water channel.
Until the arrival of the AVE (high speed train), the gorge was the only railway access to Malaga capital from the interior of Andalusia, with a long tunnel excavated in the east wall of the gorge. Currently there is another tunnel located one kilometer east, under the Peña Huma, for high-speed rail access.
In addition to this natural wonder, we offer you to enjoy our excellent climate, the beach and the optional visit to the most fashionable city in Spain, Malaga.
ENJOY THIS FANTASTIC JOURNEY WITH YOUR STAY ON THE COSTA DEL SOL!
Day 1: Friday 9th. October 2020
Arrival of the travelers. Reception and activity with presentation of the participants. Dinner at the hotel. Then we will go for a drink in the area of Puerto Marina.
Day 2: Saturday 10 October 2020
Breakfast at the hotel. Tomorrow to enjoy the beach. Lunch at a chiringuito on the Carihuela beach. Afternoon for optional visit of Malaga with the tour leader. Return to the hotel and dinner. Party at one of the local discotheques.
Day 3: Sunday 11 October 2020
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at the hotel in a private bus* and departure to the Caminito del Rey for a guided tour. Lunch in a restaurant in the area. Return to the hotel free afternoon until dinner time and another night of partying.
The Caminito del Rey is a work inaugurated by Alfonso XIII in 1921, hence its name. At the beginning of the 20th century, a water channel was built from the northern reservoirs to El Chorro to take advantage of the difference in level at a hydroelectric power station. Until very recently, this almost 8-kilometer route was considered one of the most dangerous in the world. Today the route has been completely rehabilitated, it has been awarded the Europa Nostra Prize for promoting the conservation of heritage and, although it is safer, there is one thing that has not changed: the unique experience of walking along footbridges built in gorges over 100 metres high. Lunch is included in a sale in the area. Return to the hotel and free time. Dinner at the hotel and night out.
Important note: This visit will take place as long as the weather conditions allow it. This tour implies an activity with a certain degree of physical effort. Therefore, it is recommended to be in a minimum shape. It is not advisable for any person who is not properly prepared, who suffers from vertigo or diseases related to the heart, the respiratory system or who is under medical treatment coinciding with the duration of the visit.
Food in the Ardales area. In the afternoon, return to the hotel and free time where we could take a walk through the center of Torremolinos. Dinner at the hotel. Party at a local discotheque.
Day 4: Sunday April 12, 2020
Breakfast at the hotel. Return to the places of origin. END OF THE TRIP AND OUR SERVICES.
Itinerary may be subject to change if weather conditions impose it.
The price includes:
- 3 nights in chosen accommodation at Hotel Tropicana**** in Torremolinos (Carihuela)
- Half board in the hotel (without drinks)
- Other meals described in the itinerary:
- Lunch in restaurant zone Caminito del Rey with drinks
- Lunch in "chiringuito" with espetos and fried fisch, with 2 drinks per person (beer, house wine, soft drinks or water)
- Pick up in private bus at the hotel for excursions
- Entrance to Camintio del Rey
- Walking tour to Malaga
- Tour leader garantized
- Travel Insurance
The price does not include:
- Meals or drinks not specified
- Cancellation insurance and assistance "plus" (+10€)
- In general any concept not indicated in "The price includes".
The cancellation or modification of a reservation will entail the following management costs:
- 25 € per person NON-REFUNDABLE on all circuits
Cancellation fees according to the legislation in force (additional to management fees)
- 30 and 15 days before departure 5% of the total amount of the trip.
- 14 and 10 days before departure 15% of the total amount of the trip.
- 9 and 3 days before departure 25% of the total amount of the trip.
- 2 days before or no presentation at departure 100% of the total amount of the trip.
Once we have booked the trip, we will send the combined travel contract in which all the details of the trip to be booked are recorded.
If you reside in cities other than the one where the trip begins, we can provide transportation to the departure point or destination with special conditions and minimum issuance costs in the case of air tickets.