/ El Chorro Car Hire

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Emilysaladfingers - on 07 Jan 2017
Sorry if this has been asked many times but heading to El Chorro for the first time in two weeks and we're looking for trustworthy local car hire company to collect from Malaga airport.........can anyone recommend.

Also I've heard you can approach Makinodromo avoiding the hour walk in by driving to the other side of the crag, can anyone help with clearer info on this!

Thanks in advance!
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Wanderer100 - on 07 Jan 2017
In reply to Emilysaladfingers:

I used this company when I was in Marbella last Easter. They were very good in both price and service.
http://www.malagacar.com/

Can't answer the El Chorro question though.
Man city - on 07 Jan 2017
In reply to Emilysaladfingers:

I used gold car when I was there twice last year. They were absolute shite and I would never use them again, so don't use them.
Ref driving to makinodromo, I have done it but it isn't simple. Go out of the gorge towards desplomilandia. After the damstake the right hand fork after the little roundabout. Drive up there for miles. There is a dirt track on your right that goes up towards a col, there was a chain across this, when I was there but you could move it. This track then takes you up to a col, park there and head down And right to the crag.
Be warned not simple and this beta is from years ago when I was there.
Good luck.
Ps better to walk in with bivy gear plus food etc.
Man city - on 07 Jan 2017
In reply to Emilysaladfingers:

I used gold car when I was there twice last year. They were absolute shite and I would never use them again, so don't use them.
Ref driving to makinodromo, I have done it but it isn't simple. Go out of the gorge towards desplomilandia. After the damstake the right hand fork after the little roundabout. Drive up there for miles. There is a dirt track on your right that goes up towards a col, there was a chain across this, when I was there but you could move it. This track then takes you up to a col, park there and head down And right to the crag.
Be warned not simple and this beta is from years ago when I was there.
Good luck.
Ps better to walk in with bivy gear plus food etc.
Mark Eddy - on 08 Jan 2017
In reply to Emilysaladfingers:

As mentioned above, Malagacar are the ones to go with.
Have a good trip
snoop6060 - on 08 Jan 2017
In reply to Emilysaladfingers:
> Also I've heard you can approach Makinodromo avoiding the hour walk in by driving to the other side of the crag, can anyone help with clearer info on this!

You can still just go down the tracks, it was fine in Nov. The guards were plentiful on the walkway but didn't bother us. Plan to do the same in 2 weeks.
Post edited at 08:45
bedspring on 08 Jan 2017
In reply to Emilysaladfingers:

I always use AutoEurope wherever I fly, and use the cheapest, except Gold Car who IME are total rubbish. The reason is that they have sorted more than one issue out for me. i.e. at Barcelona last year when the inter rent person all of a sudden decided they could not speak english, I phoned AutoEurope and explained the situation. The nice guy in Maine, USA, said please pass the phone over. Job sorted.
Not sure about Makindromo, but there is bus service between the Station and Emballases for I think €1.20 last week, and you can then maybe walk in at the top of the gorge and out the bottom.
planetmarshall on 08 Jan 2017
In reply to Man city:
> Ps better to walk in with bivy gear plus food etc.

You can if you want but the walk in over the notch is barely over an hour, about 30 mins on the way back down the scree slope, and that's at my pace rather than the machines I was climbing with last week. It's a beautiful walk too.
Post edited at 09:40
Martyn Nicholson on 08 Jan 2017
In reply to Emilysaladfingers:

We use www.hellehollis.com regularly and always good. Fair fuel policy as well
mike123 - on 08 Jan 2017
In reply to Emilysaladfingers: another happy Malaga car customer here .

Emilysaladfingers - on 08 Jan 2017
In reply to Emilysaladfingers:

Thanks guys! Will take a look at malagacar and autoeurope as both sound decent!

Yeah I'd waaaaaay rather walk the hour in and out than bivvy up there....I'm too cold all the time for that kind o dedication! But as it sounds like we'll be ok to sneak down the tracks i'll give that a go!

thanks guys for all the info
ChloeH - on 09 Jan 2017
In reply to Emilysaladfingers:

My partner and I hired a brand new car from Record Go for just over £3/day.

We picked it up at Malaga airport and it was pre-filled with fuel. We drove to El Chorro and used it for a week.

Everything went smoothly much to our amazement.

We booked through Holiday Autos.

TonyB - on 09 Jan 2017
In reply to Wanderer100:

I have also used www.malagacar.com three times and they have been good every time.
adam06 - on 10 Jan 2017
Malagacar as well, did some bad scuffing plastic to the hub caps and didnt get charged.
ads.ukclimbing.com

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