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From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

Activity provider: Rios Travel
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From US$ 56.90 per person

Join a guided hiking day trip from Costa del Sol and surrounding areas. Walk the path across the El Chorro Gorge along the Caminito del Rey and get a glimpse of this incredible piece of engineering.

About this activity

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Duration 8 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Buckle up your helmet and trek along the El Chorro cliffs gangway
  • Follow a breath-taking path by the Gorge of the Gaitanes on 2.5-hour walk
  • Cross cliffs, canyons, mountain paths and suspended walkways
  • Hike the Caminito del Rey trail from north to south
  • Learn about the suspended aerial path from your tour guide
Full description

Prepare for a day of adventure as you walk the Caminito del Rey along the walls of the El Chorro gorge in Málaga. Follow a guide on a safe trail leading to the footbridge that runs through the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes.

Begin your day with a pickup from one of the many spots in Málaga and travel to Ardales. Make a stop at the Venta El Cruce, a local restaurant offering plenty of typical local products and delicacies that you can buy at your own expense.

Return to the bus 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. Then, receive a helmet and listen to the safety instructions. Learn what to expect during the trek and get an insight into the history of this peculiar construction from your guide.

Pass by the Gorge of the Gaitanes, a natural pass across the hills that separates the Malaga coastline from the islands with the River Guadalhorce flowing at the bottom. El Chorro means the spurt and your guide will explain why. 

Embark on a safe and comfortable walk surrounded by breathtaking scenery. El Caminito del Rey, after many years of total abandonment, is now a rebuilt path that stretches between 2 gorges and a large valley.

After finishing the downhill trail from north to south, reach the exit point where your bus awaits. Once the group is on board the bus, return to Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

Includes
  • Transportation in a bus with multiple pickup options
  • Entrance fee to the Caminito del Rey
  • Tour guide
  • Helmets
  • Food or drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • The path may close without prior warning due to safety reasons or strong winds or rain
  • In this case, a full refund or change of tour date will be offered
  • Children under 8 years old are not permitted to join the tour
  • A small backpack is useful to carry a small bottle of water, some nuts or fruits
  • Walking sticks and selfie sticks are not permitted on the trek
  • Please wear walking shoes, Flip flops and open-toe sandals are not permitted
  • Please bring a coat during the winter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 447 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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I dont like the organized trips, but the Caminito del Rey is difficult to reach by public transport. This tour was really worth the money, Ales was a super guide!! On the bus he tell you lot of interesting informations, but you can take the tour at your own and just meet with others by the end of the tour. I highly recommend this trip.

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May 21, 2022

The experience was amazing! The bus was comfortable, they arrived at the correct time and Caminito Del Rey is absolutely stunning! I highly recommend this activity. We had time to take pictures, eat and rest during the walk, and it took about 2 hours to finish the tour. Alex explained the history of Caminito on the way, on the bus, and at the end of the walking, is possible to eat or drink something, so it's good to have some cash.

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May 14, 2022

It was astonishing trip! Our guide Gabriela was excellent guiding the tour alongside the driver. Very punctual, had quick stop by for coffee and was guided through the trail breathtaking views a must do in Malaga. The guide was amazing at explaining the history, flora and fauna to the area. Worth a visit!

May 12, 2022

Product ID: 191894