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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 know the region of the Axarquia with one of the most beautiful villages of Spain FRIGILIANA and the visit to the DIMOBE wineries, the most awarded of the province.
ENJOY THIS FANTASTIC JOURNEY WITH YOUR STAY ON THE COSTA DEL SOL!
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