Via Ferrata from El Chorro

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Get to El Chorro on your own. Do the Via Ferrata in El Chorro which is located in the Paraje Natural Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, near the Caminito del Rey.
It has a K3 level, and all safety equipment is included.

INFORMATION

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The Via Ferrata of El Chorro is located in the Paraje Natural del Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, in El Chorro, an area located in the Guadalhorce Valley and belonging to Álora, surrounded by gorges and walls. most significant climbing and mountaineering activities most visited in Europe. For this activity you don’t need previous experience, although you do need to be in good health and be willing to experience the sensation of a new experience. adventure and adrenaline from the heights accompanied by specialised guides They will help you at all times and will explain every step we take, as well as telling you the best position for that photograph that will be remembered in this marvellous adventure. This Via Ferrata El Chorro has a K3 level.The length, rather than its difficulty, is quite comprehensive as it for 4 hours we will make a vertical section ascent by iron steps where we will be gaining height and atmosphere, integrates a zip line 35 metres, a Tibetan bridge of 15 metres and  a monkey bridge 30 metres high that will leave you in awe with views of the Encantadas reservoir, in the Chorro reservoir. There will be a short trekking on the descent back to our starting point, without missing out on the marvellous views towards the stone bridge that characterises the environment of the Caminito del Rey under the railway tracks, nature and its species that make this tour unforgettable. This activity takes place in small groups so that our guide is close to each participant and you feel as safe as possible.  

Complete your experience with the Caminito del Rey with a guided tour. 

If you want to complete your visit to the natural environment of El Chorro, don’t miss another of its adrenaline-filled attractions, the Caminito del Rey, get your tickets for the Caminito del Rey with guided tour here. Considered one of the most dangerous trails in the world.
The weather at the Caminito del Rey

You can check the weather in El Chorro click here. El Caminito del Rey may close for inclement weather to safeguard the safety of the attendees.

What's included?
    • Specialised Spanish and English speaking instructors.
    • One 0.50cl bottle of water at the start and one drink per person at the end of the activity.
    • High quality material: helmet, harness, double pulley for steel cables, gloves and ferrata kit with dissipator.
    • Active Tourism Liability Insurance.
    • Photos for download.
    • Free parking.
What's not included?
  • Food and Drink
  • Tickets not listed above
Remarks

A minimum of 2 participants is required for this activity.

Bring:

  • Closed shoes, preferably mountain shoes.
  • Appropriate sportswear
  • Sun protection
  • Water
  • Mid-morning snack
  • Small backpack

We recommend you:

  • Be physically fit for the activity.
  • Not suffer from vertigo
  • Weigh no more than 100kg
  • Minimum age 16 years.
Price
  • Adults (+18 years): 74€.
  • Children (16-18 years old accompanied by an adult): 74€.
  • No entry for children under 15 years old.
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Availability

Summer Season (1 May to 30 September):

  • Monday to Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

Winter Season (1 October to 30 April):

  • Monday to Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Approximate length of the trip

Four (4) hours.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Itinerary

🚩 El Chorro – meeting at the Tourist Complex of the Gorge

  • 4 hours Via Ferrata El Chorro – Caminito del Rey route

🚩 Caminito del Rey South Access in El Chorro

Pick-up and Drop-off Points
  • Complejo Turístico Rural de la Garganta – El Chorro (southern access Caminito del Rey)
Cancellations
  • Cancel free of charge up to 36 hours before departure and receive a full refund. If you cancel with less time, arrive late or do not show up, no refund will be offered. If, on the other hand, the company cancels the activity due to not meeting the minimum number of people registered, 3 people, the clients who have already booked will receive a full refund. This activity is subject to favourable weather conditions.
Accessibility

No, it is not accessible. Please check availability in advance

GET YOUR TICKETS

  1. Consult the booking calendar.
  2. Choose the desired date.
  3. Select the start time of the activity.
  4. Choose the collection area:
     *Note: The time and place chosen corresponds
    to your meeting point for the excursions
    that include a bus.
  5. Fill in your details in the form.
  6. Secure payment method.
  7. Immediate confirmation.

FAQ

How to get to the southern access to the Caminito del Rey?

You can get there either by suburban train and get off at the El Chorro train station stop Don’t worry about where to park your car! You can park it in the parking lot at the free parking area in the surroundings of the Rural Tourist Complex La Garganta, at the southern access to the Caminito del Rey: El Chorro.

What if the train to El Chorro is delayed?
Our meeting time is half past one, and we leave the meeting point 15-20 minutes later. Therefore, if you are scheduled to start the activity at 10.30am and the train to El Chorro is scheduled to arrive at 10.35am, don’t worry, you will be able to do the activity without any problem. In case you don’t arrive on time, or if you believe you won’t, please contact the company by phone.
How long does it take to complete the Via Ferrata El Chorro?

The Via Ferrata El Chorro has a duration of 4 hours, depending on the pace of each person.

Is it necessary to have previous climbing experience to do the via ferrata del Chorro?

No previous climbing experience is necessary, but a basic level of fitness and no fear of heights is recommended. The Chorro via ferrata is designed for beginners and has different levels of difficulty, from easy to more challenging.

Do I need to bring my own climbing equipment?

The Chorro via ferrata provides the necessary equipment, which includes a harness, helmet and energy dissipater. However, if you prefer to use your own equipment, make sure it meets the required safety standards.

Is it safe to do the via ferrata del Chorro?

The Chorro via ferrata is a safe activity as long as you follow the guide’s instructions and use the safety equipment provided correctly. It is important to pay attention to the instructions and not take unnecessary risks.

Is it possible to bring food and drink on the excursion?

Yes, we recommend you bring a snack and a drink, usually 1L of water, with you for the activity. There is nowhere to shop during the tour.

Where can I eat once I've finished the Caminito?

 Once we finish the route you can have a drink at the meeting point: La Garganta Rural Tourist Complex

Are pets allowed?

No, las mascotas no están permitidas en esta actividad.

I need to contact the organising company urgently, how do I do it?
This provider has established customer service hours through three different forms of contact: In case they are not available by phone/or making a phonecall is difficult or impossible, please do not hesitate to contact them by email and they will get back to you as soon as possible. I am limited in my ability to contact the company for you, but do not hesitate to let me know if there’s an incident. I will do my best to make sure you are properly looked after.