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Full day hike

We did this walk whilst staying at the nerja club hotel the length of the walk from hotel to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John M
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Perfect mix active and nature

We wanted to have an active day, but it was very hot. Rio Chillar is the perfect location, because... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda G
Stadskanaal, The Netherlands
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All reviewsgreat walkcement factoryriver walkwalking sandalscement worksstart earlywear shoesbring plenty of waterwalking bootsdry river bednatural poolwater levelbig waterfallbamboo stickssix hoursbeautiful hikeprotect your feet
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did this walk whilst staying at the nerja club hotel the length of the walk from hotel to the falls and back took us 7 hours you need to wear trainers to protect your feet the walk through the river is generally between ankle...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We wanted to have an active day, but it was very hot. Rio Chillar is the perfect location, because half an hour into your trip you are constantly with your feet (and legs if you’re not that big or having waaaay too much fun in...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely walk along a river bed. Not particularly strenuous but you do walk along a river bed so spend most of the time walking in water around ankle deep. Recomend wearing trainers as walking boots will be heavy when wet and flip flops are...More

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sorry it is dried up. Been gone for a few years and they've had a ton of rain this year. Planned to go only to find out there is no river. Special shoes gone to waste...😭

Thank Tricia O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a wander as the sun wasn't shining too bright. Didn't go very far up but the experience was excellent and the viewels great. Visit on a warm but not too hot day when it isn't raining

Thank Andy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect way to spend half a day (or more). The Rio Chillar walk can start in downtown Nerja or a couple of KMs outside. We left the car by the cement works just past the motorway bridge...ok, the words 'cement works' & 'motorway bridge'...More

1  Thank dave b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read the reviews and took the advice to go early - set off from our apartment on the Burriana at about 8.15. Ideal with the weather being so warm. We all thoroughly enjoyed the walk, you need the right footwear but apart from that anything...More

Thank SasJackson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hey, we did a tour with David via Airbnb and this was a really nice tour, perfectly guided! David is absolutely nice and explained a lot about the vegetation, plants alongside our trails, the history of the area we were passing! The tour started with...More

Thank Kirsten B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highlight of our holiday. We loved it. 10 miles of walking In a beautiful cool gorge and in a river. Our boys aged 10 and 12 thought it was awesome, they swam in all the little pools and under the waterfall at the top. We...More

1  Thank shazbatzannie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good trip for the whole family, easy to get to with a car, pure nature, walk in the shadows inbetween mountains, good shoes needed refreshment as well,easy hike,if you choose to go for 1 hour, you have to go the same time back, if you...More

Thank Denisa R
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10 September 2018|
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Response from katecook96 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I would probably advise against it if it's a puppy or very small dog though, unless you're willing to carry through the deeper parts. Dogs we passed on our walk seemed to enjoy it though!
Shoba S
17 August 2018|
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Response from runningparis | Reviewed this property |
I agree. Go early. Less people. But it really is protected a lot of the way and you are walking in ankle high and lovely water most of the time.
5 August 2018|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, from memory, its quite a way into the walk; the canyon starts maybe 30-40 minutes starts to narrow, and becomes a canyon and becomes more spectacular beyond that. Our round trip from the car park was around two and a... More