6. From Marbella: Caminito del Rey Guided Trekking Trip
During the bus tour you will enjoy the journey from Fuengirola, La Cala de Mijas, Calahonda, Marbella, Ojén and Coín to Ardales, to continue to the northern access to the Caminito del Rey, where the tour will begin. This excursion to the Caminito del Rey is the easiest and most comfortable way to visit this peculiar enclave, whose works began in 1901 and finished in 1905. It was built under the prism of the economic growth and is considered a miracle of engineering. Nextto the guide, a passionate about the history of this incredible place, you will learn about the history and secrets of the environment, as well as the reasons that led to the construction of the walkways between the Gaitanes and Gaitanejo gorgesmaking a total of 7.7 kilometres length that he travelled and inaugurated in 1925. King Alfonso XIII. For approximately 4 hours you will walk for about 4.8 kilometres approximately from the northern access located in Ardales, you will cross tunnels, but be careful with your head! Enjoying the Guadalhorce river dam, you will descend the famous "chocolate ladder".with the charm of the characteristic Mediterranean vegetation. Don't forget to take a photo from the transparent viewpoint where you will leave vertigo behind, standing on a platform to see under your feet the wonder of this emblematic natural site at a height of more than 100 metres, and in this way, you will be able to enter into the gorges to the southern access at the Chorro Reservoir, by the pedestrian walkways almost 3 kilometres long and 1 metre wide. After finishing this incredible experience from the heights, up to 105 metres, of the suspension bridge in the canyon of the Gaitanes Gorgereturn the helmets and arrive at the southern access at El Chorro, where you will find the bus to return to the starting point at Marbella, Ojén, Coín or La Cala de Mijas or Fuengirola.