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  1. Spain
  2. Andalusia
  3. Málaga
  4. Caminito del Rey

Caminito del Rey: Small Group Tour

Product ID: 256142
Experience spectacular views as you traverse the rope bridges and rocky pathways of Caminito del Rey (The King’s Little Pathway). Hop on a coach from Malaga and the surrounding areas and join a group tour to this impressive canyon and gorge complex.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk along El Caminito del Ray, 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River
  • Visit the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, where your walking tour begins
  • Marvel at the spectacular views of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Canyon
Full description
If you are looking for an amazing experience along with spectacular views, come with your guide to visit the breathtaking path of El Caminito del Rey (The King’s Little Pathway).

Once you have arrived at the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, the main water reserve in the province of Malaga, your guide will explain you all about the history of the Natural Area of Desfiladero de los Gaitanes.

Find out how, the Gorge Desfiladero de los Gaitanes is a canyon, carved by the River Guadalhorce, placed in the center of the province. The northern access to it is via Guadalhorce reservoirs and the southern is via El Chorro. The construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro was carried out together with a path for maintaining the channel. This one is known as El Caminito del Rey (The King’s Little Pathway) because King Alfonso XIII first opened it. This path, about 3 kilometers long, has stretched of less than 1 meter wide and it is hanging about 100 meters high above the Guadalhorce River. It has just been refurbished, and it goes along vertical walls and a footbridge over the gorge on the same waterway.

Once finished the breathtaking of El Caminito del Rey, your bus will take us to Álora, a little village on the surrounding of El Caminito del Rey. Enjoy a local products tasting session which will take place in a local restaurant. Sample products like almonds, oil, bread, wine, and olives.

After the tasting, if you take the lunch option, enjoy a local meal, if not, spend some free time exploring the village before heading back to Málaga where your trip will end.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned motor coach transport
  • Escort guide
  • Local guide
  • Admission to Caminito del Rey
  • Travel insurance
  • Local products tasting
  • Lunch (If option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Other services not specified above
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• The estimated time for this route is between 2.5 hours and 3 hours walking, so it is essential to wear comfortable clothes and shoes
• The entrance is not suitable for children under 8 years old
• This path is not recommended for people with reduced mobility, or for people who might suffer from dizziness
• Bring water and some snacks with you
• There are no toilets along the path
• The tour may be canceled due to the bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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The information about the caminito del rey is given on the bus before. You walk through on your own which I loved as you can take as long as you wish and aren't waiting for other people or anything like that typical guided tour. The tour guide was extremely helpful and was happy to engage in conversation or help you out with whatever you wanted to know.

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September 21, 2019

Be careful to prepare well. Closed shoes like gymnastics, it's hot, you don't need a sweatshirt or a cap (mandatory helmet). It's not cold in the gallery, you need a little light (just cell phone). There are no toilets and at the start there are few with a rather long queue. You need water, at least half a liter each. Nice, not too tiring and safe. Not to be missed.

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August 31, 2019

Magnificent site to do but return by bus too long with the stops of the different hotels

October 3, 2019

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Product ID: 256142