One of the most beautiful river routes in Andalusia!
We finally made it to the Rio Chillar canyon, near the town of Nerja. This is one of the most beautiful river trails in Andalusia, and it's perfect for a family hike (depending on how far you want to go).
We passed the water station, supplying the town with water, and followed the increasingly broad and rapid stream. Then we reached a spectacular place called Los Chahorros, where the river swirls among 20-meter-high crescent rocks - what a fantastic spot!
Further, along the trail, we found some great places to rest and take a dip in the refreshingly cool water. The natural pools are fed by the river and can be quite deep, so it's important to be careful. It's a great way to cool off in the summer heat, so be sure to pack your bathing suit, sunscreen, and a hat!
Here are some tips on what to wear for the Rio Chillar canyon hike:
Wear shoes that hold your feet well, but not flip-flops or something that can slip off your foot. The ground is slippery and rocky, good shoes are a must, and trekking poles may be helpful too. In the morning, the water is freezing, so shoes protect the feet from the cold better than sandals.
We hiked for 18 kilometers from the parking lot to the Vado de los Patos (Rio Chillar Waterfall).
The high limestone slopes of the canyon made it impossible to get lost.
We could have continued hiking further, but we decided to turn back at this point. We had already seen so much beauty and were happy to have had the opportunity to explore this unique place. I highly recommend visiting the Rio Chillar canyon to anyone looking for a challenging and rewarding hike in Andalusia.
Watch the VIDEO from hike: