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El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Shuttle Bus

1. El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Shuttle Bus

Enjoy an enchanting nature and historical hike along El Caminito del Rey (The King's Path) alongside an expert guide. See dramatic landscapes and learn about the history of the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes Canyon. Meet your guide at the Reception of the Hotel La Garganta, at El Chorro gorge. Once the group is formed (max 30 persons per guide), head to the entrance with the shuttle bus with your guide. Cross the 3km-long footbridge built along the walls of the gorge, inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. Feel a thrill as you reach heights of up to 101 meters and other sections where the width is just 1 meter. Arrive at the south entrance where you parked your car at the end of the walk, and relax at the bar.

Caminito del Rey: Entry Ticket

2. Caminito del Rey: Entry Ticket

Wander along the 8-kilometer path of the Caminito del Rey in Malaga province with this entry ticket. The path, which was once considered the most dangerous in the world, has now been restored and is completely safe, but retains the 100-meter-high walkways that make it so popular with hikers. Fall in love with the breathtaking cliff faces and the fascinating history of the path. Reach highs of 400 meters above ground and lows of just 10 meters. Watch as the wild waters of the Guadalhorce river rush below you. The path was originally formed as a railway track in the 19th century. Declared by the Junta de Andalucía as a Natural Area in 1989, it had already been classified as a Special Protection Area for Birds in 1987 and, since 2006, it is part of the Andalusia-Morocco Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean. The site has been added to the list of Places of Community Importance in the Mediterranean Biogeographic Region.

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

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

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. You will make a short stop in Ardales, a white village, so you can purchase breakfast in a this local area before to start the activity. 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 the guide will accompany you at the end of the group to answer your questions along the way while you enjoy the experience. 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. 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.

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 onto 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.

Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

5. Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

Admire the beauty of the Gaitanes Gorge on this day trip from Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar to the Caminito del Rey walkway. Follow your guide on a trail that is attached to the gorge walls 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. End your tour with a cold bottle of water and then rest or have lunch at the Local Restaurant Mesón Carrión. Choose a pickup option that is close to you with tour options for pickup in centrally-located stops in Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar. Relax aboard a spacious and comfortable bus on the journey to the Caminito del Rey walkway. Listen as your guide tells you about the surroundings and history. Start your walk in the late morning and go through a tunnel that leads to where the Caminito del Rey trail begins. Equip yourself with a safety helmet and begin your hiking adventure. Feel the thrill of walking above to Guadalhorce River from the north access point and make your way for approximately 2 .5 hours at a gentle pace. Snap photos of unique canyon landscapes during picture stops along the route. Take a refreshing break at the south access point. At the end of the hike, the bus will pick you up at the meeting point, have time to rest, and sip on a free bottle of water while returning to your pickup point.

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 Málaga. Find out how the canyon was excavated by the Guadalhorce River. Although the best–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 anecdotes and curiosities surrounding this incredible construction.

El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Day Trip with Kayaking Tour

7. El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Day Trip with Kayaking Tour

Spend an entire day enjoying the Caminito del Rey on this day tour. Go for a refreshing swim in the Conde del Guadalhorce Reservoir, stroll along a path in the trees over the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Gorge, and kayak through calm waters. Meet your guide in the morning in El Chorro at the Hotel La Garganta. Pick up your picnic box and hop on the bus to travel to the Conde del Guadalhorce Reservoir. Once arriving at the Camping Ardales near the reservoir, take some time to explore the beautiful facilities at the campground. Next, jump in your kayaks and begin your 2-hour guided kayaking trip. After your kayaking tour ends, cool off with a dip in the reservoir and replenish with a delicious picnic lunch under the pine trees. Board your bus again to head to Caminito del Rey Natural Park. At Caminito del Rey, meet your official park guide and begin your 7-kilometer trek through the iconic Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Gorge's treetop wooden platforms. From your 100-meter high vantage point, enjoy stunning views of the gorge and its rocks. Stop to take photos at the glass balcony and as you cross the suspension bridge. While you walk, hear the history of El Chorro, the Costa del Sol, and Caminito del Rey. Return to your bus at the end of your hike and drive back to the meeting point in El Chorro.

From El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Via Ferrata & Zip Lining

8. From El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Via Ferrata & Zip Lining

Prepare for an adrenaline rush on this exciting via ferrata rappelling and zip lining experience in Caminito del Rey. The Caminito del Rey via ferrata is a 600-meter drop that includes zip line, the Tibetan Bridge and Nepalese Bridge, and unbeatable views of El Chorro. The via ferrata features a ladder consisting of steel rungs attached to the vertical sections (in places there are walking or scrambling sections) made from materials such as chains, bolts, steel cables, and more. Get suited up and complete a section of the via ferrata along a 650-meter route. The steel safety cable ensures you can enjoy the staggering views securely and the harness is equipped with a via ferrata set including a shock absorber and sprung carabiners. There are also zip lines and bridges to add to the excitement of your experience. Feel euphoric crossing the suspension bridges that are throughout the tour and enjoy 35 meters of ziplining. The natural park Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (Gaitanes Gorge) is situated in the center of the Málaga Province, between the municipalities of Álora, Ardales, and Antequera. It is one of the most spectacular landscapes within the Málaga mountain range. El Chorro, on the edge of the natural park, is a world-renowned climbing destination thanks to the quality of the rock and its mild winter temperatures. Take in amazing views of the natural scenery during your entire experience. 

El Chorro: Climb Via Ferrata at Caminito del Rey

9. El Chorro: Climb Via Ferrata at Caminito del Rey

Meet in El Chorro where the Via Ferrata begins and learn the ropes before embarking on your adventure. Climb the iron steps up 250-meters, glide down a zipline, and cross a Tibetan and Monkey step bridge. Celebrate your bravery with a picnic and drink afterward. Begin the day preparing your equipment for the journey up the Via Ferrata. Learn the related safety regulations and feel at ease while your guide takes you through the whole procedure before departing. Head upwards on the iron steps, guarded with a steel walking line. Reach a 35-meter zip line and fly over an incredible crevice. Cross two different types of bridges: a monkey walk and Tibetan style. Take in the panoramic views and snap some memorable photos. End the adventure with a picnic and celebratory toast for taking on this natural feat.

El Chorro: Vía Ferrata at Caminito del Rey Tour

10. El Chorro: Vía Ferrata at Caminito del Rey Tour

Embark on an adventurous tour that combines iron stair climbing, zip-lining, and crossing bridges. Explore the Via Ferrata at El Chorro during a thrilling experience that merges all these activities with Monkey and Tibetan bridges. Start the tour by meeting your guide at the train station El Chorro. El Chorro is a very famous town near Málaga, internationally known by the extreme beauty of its landscapes and also for the popular Caminito del Rey rock formations with 350 meters walls. First, listen as your guide gives you a quick briefing on how to negotiate the rugged terrain. Walk to the start of the Vía Ferrata and set off on a 4-hour climb over the rocks using the equipment provided to clip onto the steel cables. Climb up 260 meters for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy some free time to just sit and contemplate the wonders of nature, while your guide will provide you with some energizing snacks. Although this tour is longer than some others, it is easier than others. At the end of the tour, take the 40-minute hike back to the starting point where your tour concludes.

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What people are saying about El Chorro

very nice experience! Not very sporty and stable ground (suspension bridge during a course) A few steps, you have to be in relatively good condition for the activity (a few steps up or down sometimes very narrow) The place is incredible! We separate to walk at our own pace which is great. The downside is that we don't have the explanations of the guide who brings up the rear.

My experience with Alex, the guide was just exceptional he was very informative and helpful throughout the hike.. I was doing a solo trip and his cordial nature made it all the more fun.. I had interactions with Frans, who was overseeing the Spanish speaking group, but he was also very friendly and made me feel very welcome

Our Guide, Harry, was excellent. We are not experienced climbers and he made the whole experience brilliant. He was really helpful and very engaged and we felt he was looking out for our safety at all times. Highly recommended.

Good information before the trip and the bus arrived on time. The guide was both funny and skilled and everything worked perfectly. A fantastic experience.

Great experience, everything is very well organised and the guides are very prepared. I absolutely recommend.