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  • From Ardales: Half-Day Excursion to the Caminito del Rey

    1. From Ardales: Half-Day Excursion to the Caminito del Rey

    Discover a landscape of extraordinary beauty just north of Málaga on a half-day excursion to the walkway of the Caminito del Rey. Encounter a footbridge over 3 kilometers in length, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes). Experience one of the most beautiful natural enclaves in the province at a canyon excavated by the River Guadalhorce. During some stretches, the incredible route reaches heights of up to 105 meters. Although the best-known stretch of the route is the footbridge, the total journey of the Caminito del Rey is 7.7 kilometers. You have to arrive at the start of the path by foot to follow the linear path in a single direction descending from north to south. Join a Spanish-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour, and hear anecdotes and learn all the curiosities surrounding the incredible location and construction of the walkw...

    A little disorganized when you get there as to where to go on the road leading to the Kiosk, but we just asked the closest guide for the tour ahead of us who told us to wait for the English speaking guide. Our guide, Carlos, was very informative and had been doing this for 13 years so he knew a lot and had great information. This tour was strenuous at times and got so bring water and even a small snack to keep up your energy. Not recommended for anyone fearful of heights or anyone who can’t keep up with walking, in a wheelchair or kids. But, it was the most amazing experience- almost like a Spanish Grand Canyon! Totally exhilarating and highly recommended!

  • From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

    2. From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

    Your walking tour begins at the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, which is the main water reserve in the province of Malaga. Learn from your guide about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. This canyon, carved by the Guadalhorce River, is at the center of the province. The path is about 3 kilometers long and less than 1 meter wide. It hangs 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. You will test your nerve on this high-up adventure. 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) because it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII.

    If you have a car don’t take o full day trip go with half day it’s better and save time for you..

  • From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Guided Day Trip

    3. From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Guided Day Trip

    Discover the Caminito del Rey on this guided day trip from Costa del Sol. Begin your tour at the Conde del Guadalhorce dam and follow an easy and safe route along nearly 8 kilometers of footbridges and trails. Follow your guide as they take you from the town of Ardales to the town of Álora. Learn about the history of the path, and its inauguration by King Alfonso XIII in 1905. Find out why it was declared one of the most dangerous trails in the world when it was built, and why now after its renovation, it's perfectly safe. Enjoy an adrenaline rush as you cross the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, a narrow footbridge anchored to the rock and suspended in the air. Feel the thrill at the end as you cross the suspension bridge, more than 100 meters high. Meet your bus at the end of the tour, and head back to your pick-up location.

    Der Caminito del Rey ist extrem beeindruckend und definitiv eine Reise Wert. Der Trip mit einer großen Reisebus-Gruppe macht den Wanderweg gut erreichbar.

  • From Ardales: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

    4. 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.

  • Malaga: Caminito del Rey Tour

    5. Malaga: Caminito del Rey Tour

    Discover El Caminito del Rey path, one of the most charming natural attractions in Andalusia. The landscape and the amazing views will be one of the most incredible souvenirs that you will take with you from the South of Spain.   El Caminito del Rey path is a route built at the beginning of the 20th century and is suspended in between the walls of a gorge at more than 100m in the air above the river. It is located in the villages of Alora, Ardales and Antequera, in the province of Málaga. The path is narrow, less than 1m wide in some sections!   You’ll feel the adrenaline surge through your body, while at the same time enjoying the natural landscapes surrounding you as you cross the path. During the route, a professional tour guide will tell you all about the history of this path, and sprinkle in some anecdotes and curiosities too about this picturesque and unique place.

    Everythig vas fine, enjoy that very much. Guide professionally lead us thru the canon, provides lots of backgrounk information on the region an history of Caminito. Please be careful, path can be closed on extreme high temp and severe wind! A must to see if you are closeby!

  • From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

    6. From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

    Discover El Caminito del Rey, known as the most dangerous path in the world, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Spain and Málaga. Take in its incredible views, its fascinating history and its undeniable spectacularity on this must–see excursion to the Caminito del Rey when you're in Malaga. Take a pedestrian walkway more than 3 kilometers long, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge. Explore one of the most beautiful natural enclaves in the province, just 30 kilometers north of Malaga capital. Find out how the canyon was excavated by the river Guadalhorce and, in some stretches, this incredible route reaches 105 meters high but only 1 meter wide. Although the most well–known part of the road is the recently restored walkways, the total route of your Caminito del Rey walk is 7.7 kilometers. Your guide will accompany you throughout the tour of the Caminito del Rey, sharing anecd...

    Thought I was not going to get on this very popular tour but found a ticket with GetYourGuide. Excellent experience with tour guide Vivian who effortlessly switched between four languages. Driver Paco was punctual and safe. The tour itself was spectacular, well worth the ticket price with its unforgettable views.

  • From Seville: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Hike

    7. 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.

  • From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Caminito del Rey with Tapas

    8. From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Caminito del Rey with Tapas

    Start your day with pick-up at different points of the Costa del Sol or Malaga and depart for Ardales. Stop for breakfast (not included) along the way at a local restaurant with plenty of typical local products. Finally, arrive at the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. The group will then walk through a small and quite long tunnel to reach the natural paths that leads to the entrance check point of the Gorges. At that point, you'll receive a helmet together with the safety instructions. Your guide will also join you to give you further explanations of what will be found during the trek but also 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...

    Thank you for the experience. The trip was great. Nature is beautiful. Our guide ALEX was great. He speaks a lot of languages. He was very funny and nice. He told us so many interesting informations. Thank you !!!

  • From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Private Guided Tour

    9. From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Private Guided Tour

    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,...

  • From Malaga: Group Tour to Caminito del Rey

    10. From Malaga: Group Tour to Caminito del Rey

    Your tour begins as your driver picks you up from Malaga. From there, head towards Ardales to begin hiking by the “Kiosko” restaurant, located near the entrance of Caminito del Rey. Following a short hike, the gate of Caminito del Rey will be reached. Whilst there, listen as your guide explains the relevance of this area in relation to Spanish contemporary history. Tour the electric power house, the railway, the recevoir, among other important sites. Later, continue along the walkway passing by the Gaitanejos cliffs, Hoyo Valley, the Gaitanes cliffs, and Ribera Bridge, before finally passing over the hanging bridge. At the conclusion of your hiking trail, return to your starting point in Malaga City.

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What people are saying about Caminito del Rey

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,673 reviews

A little disorganized when you get there as to where to go on the road leading to the Kiosk, but we just asked the closest guide for the tour ahead of us who told us to wait for the English speaking guide. Our guide, Carlos, was very informative and had been doing this for 13 years so he knew a lot and had great information. This tour was strenuous at times and got so bring water and even a small snack to keep up your energy. Not recommended for anyone fearful of heights or anyone who can’t keep up with walking, in a wheelchair or kids. But, it was the most amazing experience- almost like a Spanish Grand Canyon! Totally exhilarating and highly recommended!

This was a beautiful walk with astonishing views. Our guide, Maria, was very enthusiastic and gave us very interesting background information. Afterwards we also walked from the back of El Kiosko to the start of El Caminito, which is also a beautiful walk.

If you have a car don’t take o full day trip go with half day it’s better and save time for you..

Great experience, thank you Paul for the fun and interesting stories! :)

Tour was managed perfectly. Everything was on time simple and clear.