We are a small family run guesthouse by Las Encantadas crag, just 5 minutes from El Chorro village in the Spanish countryside, with varied accommodation to suit all your needs. Our rustic property and garden are typical of the area, giving it lots of character, creating a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere for our guests. If you are looking for a quiet, tranquil retreat away from it all then our accommodation in El Chorro is perfect. The Olive Branch B&B guesthouse is ideally situated within easy walking distance of one of the world’s premier climbing destinations in El Chorro. Our affordable accommodation, starting at just €8 per person and only 45 mins train ride from Málaga is perfectly suited to those who enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle. The most popular activities include: climbing, walking, mountain biking and back-packing, but with mountains and lakes all around, the possibilities are endless.
Whatever grade you climb or style you prefer, you are guaranteed to find many routes you will love. Our guesthouse is in a prime location just 200 metres from the Las Encantadas crag and within easy walking distance of Frontales, Escalara Arabe and The Gorge itself. Climbing season in El Chorro is nearly all year round. December to March is the busiest time here for climbers, with the many south facing walls making the best of the winter sun, but Spring and Autumn can provide the nicest conditions, with warmer weather and long hours of sunlight. It is only the very hottest months of July and August that can make climbing difficult, but even then a little local knowledge can keep you in the shade and enjoying your day.
All our routes follow forest and mountain paths around El Chorro with varying levels of difficulty depending on your level of experience. All routes offer a variety of terrains, from meandering through pine forests, olive and almond groves, following narrow mountain goat paths with incredible views or galloping along forest tracks..
El Chorro is an undiscovered Mountain Biking Destination, set in the heart of the Valle de Abdalajis. The quiet tarmac roads reaching deep into the mountains are linked by a series of gravel and dirt tracks giving you access to some mind blowing single track descending through the stunningly remote mountain scenery..