From Ardales: Caminito del Rey Private Walking Tour
- Duration: 2.5 hours
Be collected at your accommodation and embark on the 55-minute journey to the site. On arrival, take a tour with an official guide for two hours and see the stunning views of The Caminito del Rey (King’s Little Path). The Caminito is a narrow cliffside path hanging 100 meters above the waters of the river Guadalhorce. It was built onto the side of the limestone rock face. It passes through the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (Gaitanes Gorge), which is also known as Garganta del Chorro (the throat of Chorro). It offers spectacular heart-stopping views down a sheer drop to the churning waters. The path runs from the Embalse de Guadalhorce reservoir, through the famous El Chorro gorge, and to El Chorro village, which is a major center for rock-climbing with a couple of rural hotels and a train station. The nearest town is Alora to the south along the Guadalhorce river valley. After your tour,...
Start the day with a convenient pickup from your hotel, followed by a relaxing drive out of the city to Ardales. Listen to your friendly guide as they share their fascinating insight into the history of the region as you pass through small towns and farmlands. Arrive at the Caminito del Rey, gather your trekking gear and prepare to embark on a journey that's bursting with scenery, geology, and history. Enter the gorge and slowly make your way along a wooden pathway that's attached to sheer rock walls, giving you a unique perspective that's unlike any other hiking experience. If you're brave enough, look down into the canyon at the striking green water and thriving plant life that covers its floor, as your guide enlightens you to its history. Your journey takes you past the Gaitanejos and Gaitanes gorges and by the Hoyo Valley, with plenty of time to stop and take in the views. Cross ov...
Take a 3-hour walk on the Caminito del Rey, or King's Pathway, along the steep walls of a narrow gorge near Ardales. After 4 years of repairs and extensive renovations, the walkway has recently re-opened. Hear how the walkway was built to provide workers at the local hydroelectric power plants with a way to cross between them. After several accidents, the regional government of Andalusia and the local government agreed in June 2011 to share costs of restoration. The walkway reopened on 29 March 2015 and has been listed as one of the best new attractions for 2015 by Lonely Planet. Be on the lookout for native wildlife during the family-friendly walk.
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Definitely exceptional excursion, suitable for everyone except those suffering from vertigo. The path is all very easy and smooth. The problem occurs at the exit, therefore at the end of the path, because there are still about 2 km to travel to get to the bus stop: dirt road, stony and uphill and that (as happened to us) if you have to do it under a scorching sun and we did it in mid-September, it gets quite tiring. Easily solved problem by using small means to retrieve visitors
We had a great morning with our guide. She got us in before the walkway closed due to heat, gave a great overview of history fauna and flora and got us through the check in and bus back without any delay or problems. She was great!
Stunning walk through Caminito del Rey. Having our guide, Janet, explain the history behind it and help with the nature on display so enhanced the experience. It went from being an incredible walk to something better.
The very nice experience, what I did not like is the guide who went all the time fast and in a hurry and did not even allow to take photos
Great tour and incredibly interesting. Carlos not only told us a lot about the history but also brought flora and fauna closer to us.