Gorge Walking in the Sierra Nevada region.

Rio Chillar walking Spain

GORGE WALKS form an exiting part of a walking holiday in the Sierra Nevada. The routes follow the steep sided valleys of the area with spectacular sections of gorge walking. From the most accessible at Monachil where wire bridges criss cross the river to more adventurous routes in remote areas of the range. Gorge walks get you right into the heart of the mountains of Andalucia following stream beds, water channels and donkey tracks. Gorges can be either wet (even in summer) or dry and offer walkers fantastic mountain days without the strain of a long climb.

The gorge walks on offer are non technical routes following often off path routes through narrow defiles and natural caves, crossing swing bridges and often whilst wading knee deep in streams and pools. They are great fun for all ages and can offer a respite from the summer heat.

Baranco de Luna

Routes include;-

Monachil Gorge, reputed to have been used in an Indiana Jones movie this gorge walk offers a dry but never the less breath taking trip.

Baranco de Luna, a stunning gorge ideal for the adventurous walker.

Rio Chillar, a wet walk right from the start as we follow the stream bed into the Axarquia range to return via an acequia cut through the cliff face above.

Rio Higueron, just inland of Nerja a stunning walk upstream to scramble up waterfals and wade, or swim in plunge pools.

Guide fees for a days gorge walking are 60E pp based on two clients.

Monachil Gorge, Sierra Nevada


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Martin Riley who runs The Life of Riley is a qualified International Mountain Leader (IML) and the first British guide to become a member of the Spanish Mountain Guides Associacion. Martin holds public liability insurance with Axa Winterthur.

Martin has long experience of working and playing in the hills and mountains. Walking and climbing in the UK and Europe for over 30 years and having lived and worked in Lanjaron since 2005 he has an extensive knowledge of the region’s mountains and wildlife. Prior to living in Spain he managed a Countryside Ranger service and an activity centre in the north of England.