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This impressive canyon, up to 400m deep in places, lies between Alora and Ardales, 58km north-west of Malaga. It was created by the Guadalhorce river as it tumbles through the ravine. The railway passes through using a series of tunnels and offering wonderful views but the best way to explore is by car. There are 3 man-made lakes above the gorge with beaches and facilities for fishing. There are no first-class hotels here but there are cottages to rent, camping and a finca offering cheap accommodation. The area attracts those who want adventure during their holiday. There is rock-climbing, hiking, caving and mountain biking. You can take your own bike or rent one for around 1 euro a day. It can be reached by train from the railway station in Malaga (Maria Zambrano), and travelling to Alora. An infrequent bus service operates from there but taxis are available. Coach excursions can be booked in Benalmadena and Arroyo de la Miel.