- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Apr 09 2020 - Apr 19 2020
- Time: 01:00 - 15:00
- Dolomiti Inspiration Adventure Tour & Camping – Italy – South Tirol – 4 days
- Jun 11 2020 - Jun 14 2020
- 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Easter Adventure, Caminito del Rey, Ronda, Torcal, Alhambra, Andalucía, España
I am really pleased to share this event with you all. A dream comes true.
This event is for you if you don’t like to be near high life, noisy cities, crowded beaches, packed camping sites with no shade.
We will be on a Camping Site at the shores of “Embalse del Conde del Guadalhorce” (a water reservoir or lake) in the middle of nowhere or in the middle of “Nature” in a hopefully peaceful setting. The site is located inside a pine forest. It is one kilometer to the entrance of Caminito del Rey. Málaga is 60 km away. 45 minutes to one hour by public transport. The same applies for Ronda. All beautiful hikes and excursions in the province of Málaga are located in this area.
Event fee: 550 euros
Camping site, entrance fees (El Caminito and Alhambra), 2 hours canoe trip and transport to the event locations and the taxis to and from Ardales and in Antequera and back will be included. Transport to and from the airport not included.
Your food supply and how to get to Spain is open to your imagination. There is a small supermarket on site and a bar where they have pizza among others.
Group size will be limited to 16 people.
Schedule: 10 days.
The Caminito del Rey used to be the most dangerous walk and hike in the whole of Europe. Vertical rock walls with a narrow crumbling walkway with holes in the concrete and metal rafters sticking out. A lot of people left their lives there.
It was completely reformed in 2015 and is completely safe now. It was built above the old walkway which is still there and can give memorable insights about how it must have felt.
These are the planned activities:
Málaga – Ardales / El Chorro (Caminito del Rey) – Ronda – Málaga – El Torcal (Antequera) – Granada – Málaga
THIS WILL ALSO BE PUBLISHED IN SPAIN. I AM LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS FROM SPAIN WHO JOIN BY CAR AND WOULD BE WILLING TO TAKE PEOPLE ALONG FOR THE WHOLE TOUR INSTEAD OF USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT. CONTACT ME FOR CONDITIONS.
Thursday April 9:
We will meet at the Camping Site “Camping Parque Ardales”, put up our tents and get installed. From the airport you will need to take the train to Málaga María Zambrano station and then to El Chorro. There are not many trains a day to El Chorro.
Search engine for trains in order to get to El Chorro: Rome2Rio
From El Chorro you need to take the bus M-357 to the camping site. There are only two stops. You need to take the first one!!!!
Friday April 10:
Meeting at 9:00 for the official welcoming and getting to know each other. Please have breakfast before that.
Hike – Caminito del Rey, a 15 km roundtrip starting at the camping site
Distance: 15 km
Ascent: 634 m
Saturday April 11:
Visit to Málaga, bus from camping site to El Chorro at 9:30, train from El Chorro to Málaga at 10:16, Last train back at 16:04. We will visit Gibralfaro Castle, the Roman Theater Alcazaba together. After that everybody is free to roam the city. More sites to see are the Pompidou Center (Museum) and the Pablo Picasso Museum.
Sunday April 12:
Hike – El Chorro to Ardales, Bus to El chorro, Taxi back from Ardales to the camping site.
Distance: 16 km
Ascent: 626 m
Descent: 492 m
Monday April 13:
Trip to Ronda from Ardales, Bus starts at 9:00. Going only to the town we will not get the impressive views on the cliff you see on the video. So we will do a hike down into the plains where we will have the spectacular view on the bridge and cliffs and then visit the sights like the bullring, arab baths and more …, Last possible bus back at 20:00.
Tuesday April 14:
Hike – La escalera árabe, the Arab stairway,
Distance 16 km
Ascent: 1177 m
Wednesday April 15:
In the morning:
2 hours canoe tour on the lake
Before the canoe tour we need to pack our stuff and leave it at the reception due to check out time. In the afternoon we will leave to Antequera.
Bus to El Chorro, Train to Antequera at 16:58. Arrival at 18:28. Change of trains in Bobadilla. Taxi to El Torcal Camping site.
Thursday April 16:
Taxi to the Torcal visitor’s center. Hike through the Torcal site. Taxi back to the camping site.
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 312 m
Descent: 312 m
Friday April 17:
We leave the camping site and go to see Granada and the Alhambra:
Taxi to Antequera at 8:30.
Train: Antequera – Granada 09:05 – 10:49,
Arrival at Camping Granada.
Free time for whatever you please to do.
Unfortunately this is not the most beautiful campsite in Granada but the only one that has a decent public transport connection so that we could go to Granada in the evening and also early in the morning.
Saturday April 18:
Visit to the Alhambra together and to Granada Center where everybody will have time on his own or in groups.
Sunday April 19:
The first bus from Granada Bus Station to Málaga train station (Maria Zambrano) starts at 5:30 and takes roughly 2 hours. To get that bus you will need to call a taxi since the first bus going there starts at 7:00.
Search engine for trains and busses: Rome2Rio
Make sure you select the busses option!
Bus company ALSA
Granada bus station:
What to bring:
• A smile
• Sporty outfit adjusted to weather conditions (umbrella and / or rain coat if weather is unstable)
• Hiking boots or shoes with good traction for longer distances
• An isolating mat to sit on
• Camping gear
• Headlight / Flashlight / mobile phone will also do