Caminito del Rey
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  • From Ardales: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

    1. From Ardales: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

    In the heart of the province of Málaga, and within the Los Gaitanes Gorge Natural Site, you will find the impressive gorge formed by the Guadalhorce River when crossing the limestones of the Sierra Huma. Vertical walls of 300 meters tall make a spectacular photograph in a unique environment.  The route is linear and begins at the North Access in the Ardales area and ends at the South Access in the Álora area. The route is 8 kilometers and approximately 4 kilometers is access and exit trails and approximately 3.5 kilometers is the Caminito del Rey route. The Caminito del Rey is divided between the first section of 600 meters of footbridges in the first gorge and 1.5 kilometers of forest trails called the Valle del Hoyo and the second section of 900 meters of footbridges in the second gorge, which is where the balcony with the glass floor and the suspension bridge over the river are.

    An excellent experience made even better by the lovely Guide, Amanda. Highly recommend it and this company, well organised and easy.

  • Caminito del Rey Path: Full-Day Tour

    2. Caminito del Rey Path: Full-Day Tour

    Your walking tour begins at the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, the main water reserve in the province of Malaga. From your guide you’ll learn about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. This canyon, carved by the Guadalhorce River, is at the center of the province. 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 (the little pathway of the king), as it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. The length of the path is about 3kms and it is less than 1m wide. It hangs 100m above the Guadalhorce River. Test your nerve on this high-up adventure! Having finished the breathtaking Caminito del Rey, the bus will take you to Álora, a little village outside of El Caminito del Rey. A local product tasting will take place in a local restaurant, with products like a...

    The walk was great, amazing experience, not so much the lunch trap and the 3 hour plus ride home.

  • From Costa del Sol & Malaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

    3. From Costa del Sol & Malaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

    Begin your day with a pickup and travel to Ardales. Make a stop at the Venta El Cruce, which is a local restaurant with plenty of typical local products and delicacies. Return to the coach and continue until you reach the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. Walk through a small long tunnel to reach the natural paths that lead to the entrance checkpoint of the gorges. Receive a helmet and listen to the safety instructions. Your guide will join you and explain to you what you will find during the trek and give you many hints about the history of this peculiar construction. The Gorge, called Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, is a natural pass across the hills that separate the Malaga coast line from the inlands. The River Guadalhorce flows at the bottom of the gorges, after having passed through the reservoirs. El Chorro means the Spurt and your guide will explain why.  El Caminito ...

    Such a fun day- the pictures of this trip do not do it justice!! Beautiful hike snd great tour company

  • From Seville: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Hike

    4. From Seville: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Hike

    Depart Seville in the morning and take a 2-hour drive by minivan to the start of the famous El Caminito del Rey walking trail. Upon arrival in the town of Ardales, enjoy a coffee or breakfast at your own expense to give you energy for your 7-kilometer hike. Step on to the renovated walkway of wooden boardwalks and make your way through the magnificent Los Gaitanes Gorge. Marvel at the rugged rock formations surrounding you and take in the spectacular views of the Guadalhorce River. Summon up the courage to cross the new suspension bridge 100 meters above the El Chorro Gorge. End close to the town of El Chorro after about 2 to 3 hours of walking, and catch the bus back to the entry point to enjoy lunch at a restaurant. Journey back to Seville in the evening for the end of the tour services.

    fantastic day and well organised. loved it and would recommend it. It isnt difficult, all ages were there and you can go as slowly or quickly as you like. Plenty of places to stop and sit and take it all in.

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What people are saying about Caminito del Rey

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,596 reviews

Nice and caring and educating guide Alex, skilled driver Antonio. They made our day. Lot of information. Place is fantastic. Fascinating views of nature's power and beauty. Me my daughter and my grandson are very pleased.

An excellent experience made even better by the lovely Guide, Amanda. Highly recommend it and this company, well organised and easy.

Such a fun day- the pictures of this trip do not do it justice!! Beautiful hike snd great tour company

Meeting point niquel, the excursion was superb and the guides were very benevolent. Great experience!

A must have experience if you’re in Malaga or nearby