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From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Bus

1. From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Bus

Hike Caminito del Rey, a suspended walkway surrounded by a scenic landscape, with a guide on a trip from Málaga. Along the route, learn the real story behind the construction of this great work of engineering. Hop aboard a bus from Málaga and travel to Ardales. Receive a safety briefing from your guide and strap on your helmets. Start the one-way hike of Caminito del Rey at the North access and make your way to the South access. Pass by mountains that emerged millions of years ago and vertical canyons born by the force of the Guadalhorce River. Listen to stories of adventurers and climbers. Hear about the visit of one of the most powerful men in the history of Spain, King Alfonso XIII. The trail has a length of 4.8 miles (7.7 kilometers) but is a simple walk, especially with your guide keeping you company. At the end of the trail, return to your bus and be driven back to Málaga.

Malaga: Caminito del Rey Path Day Trip with Guide

2. Malaga: Caminito del Rey Path Day Trip with Guide

Choose your closest departure from Costa del Sol and board in an air-conditioned coach. Sit back and relax on the journey to Caminito del Rey. Just 5.6 miles from Caminito del Rey, make a quick stop in the picturesque town of Ardales where you will have free time to visit it at your leisure. Stretch your legs and have a snack before starting the Caminito del Rey hiking trail. Embark on a guided walk along the Caminito del Rey and enjoy views from 328 feet above the Guadalhorce River while learning about the history of the path from your guide. Begin your walking tour at the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, the main water reserve in the province of Malaga. Learn about the history of the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes from your local guide. This canyon, carved by the Guadalhorce River, is at the center of the province. Inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII, the path known as El Caminito del Rey (the little pathway of the king) served as a maintenance route for the water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro. See how the length of the pathway is just under 2 miles and is less than 3 feet wide. It hangs 328 feet above the Guadalhorce River, walking along it will test your nerve on this high-up adventure.

From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip with Guide

3. From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip with Guide

Explore the Caminito del Rey with a local guide on this day trip. Walk the trails, travel across the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes footbridge, and enjoy transfers from Costa del Sol. Start the day with bus pick-up at the meeting points in Costa del Sol. Upon arrival at the Caminito del Rey, you will meet your guide and be provided with helmets, and hear the safety measures in place. Trek the 7.7 kilometers of walkways and trails accompanied by a local guide. Discover how it was built despite the adversities. Marvel at the natural and transcendental landscape around you.  Cross the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes, a narrow footbridge anchored to the rock and suspended more than 100 meters in the air. Be thrilled at the end of the bridge as you look out on the narrow gorge beneath you. After completing the trails, have a well-deserved rest on the bus ride back to Costa del Sol.

Caminito del Rey: Trekking Tour with Hiking Guide

4. Caminito del Rey: Trekking Tour with Hiking Guide

Join a hike along the Caminito del Rey, a one-direction walkway that starts in Ardales and ends at Álora. Follow your guide as they tell you the history of the walkway and Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes Canyon. Walk across the famous footbridge and admire breathtaking landscapes. This walking tour begins at Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, a water reserve in Malaga. As you hike, learn about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Canyon, carved by the Guadalhorce River, from your guide. See how the construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro included building a pathway for maintaining the channel. The path is known as El Caminito del Rey (King's Little Pathway), inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. Encounter a footbridge over 3 kilometers long, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes). Experience beautiful natural spots in the province. During some stretches, the route reaches heights of up to 101 meters. Although the best-known stretch of the route is the footbridge, the total journey of the Caminito del Rey is 7.7 kilometers (4.8 miles).

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What people are saying about Álora

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,040 reviews

Very good to do. I have a fear of heights but it didn't bother me at all. All very safe. I thought it was one of the best experiences of my life. I would do it again! Unforgettable! Very impressive! Well worth it!

Excellent guide, breathtaking views the weather was clear, the journey seemed short to us, the wait for the few toilets available at the entrance is something that causes a lot of delay.

Jose Miguel did a great job as guide with alot of history and stories of the valleys and powerplant aswell as other information of the surrounding areas.

Beautiful surroundings and very nice guide, Francisco, perfect English and nice anecdotes.

Very good trip.Brilliant,easy walk with spectacular views.