Caminito del Rey: Trekking Walkway in Malaga

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Caminito del Rey: Trekking Walkway in Malaga

From $54.67 per person

On this trekking tour, hike the Caminito del Rey (King's Little Pathway), which is a narrow-gauge service railroad that was built for workers to get to El Chorro hydro-electric plant.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Walk along this path for a thrilling yet safe experience and amazing views
  • Have a high-up adventure over 100 meters above the river
  • Be in awe of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes canyon
Full description
Caminito del Rey is a one-direction walkway, which starts at the North access (Ardales) and ends at the South access (Álora). This walking tour begins at Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, a water reserve in Malaga. Learn about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes canyon, which was carved by the Guadalhorce River. 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 (King's Little Pathway), as it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. Encounter a footbridge over 3 kilometers long, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes). Experience one of the most beautiful natural spots in the province. During some stretches, the route reaches heights of up to 101 meters. Although the best-known stretch of the route is the footbridge, the total journey of the Caminito del Rey is 7.7 kilometers (4.8 miles).
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  • Entrance fee to Caminito del Rey
    Not suitable for
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with vertigo
    Covid-19 precautions
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Restaurante El Kiosko, Parque Ardales, Pantano El Chorro, s/n, 29550 Ardales, Málaga, Spain.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Sandals or flip flops
    • Selfie sticks
    • Walking sticks

    Know before you go

    •  You must be at least 8 years old
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
    •  This tour is not suitable for those with heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    •  This tour is not suitable for those with vertigo
    •  There is a minimum number of 3 people who understand the same language required
    • You must bring your original ID to show the staff at the site
    • Selfies sticks, flip-flops, and hiking sticks are not permitted on this tour
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Please provide your phone number and country code when booking
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    Exceptionally sensational! To do, you will not regret it!

    A beautiful 3 ½ hour walk through nature and the beautiful canyon! However, do not be dizzy because there are passages on the mountainside on a bridge 1 meter wide and 80 meters below! And the pompon of the end, the crossing of a mountain to another on a metal walkway! To do to do !!!

    11 October 2019

    A spectacular hike, which also requires a bit of fitness. One should, because nowhere mentioned, consider the weather: In strong winds access is blocked! Thanks to GetYourGuide for helping with the rebooking for exactly this reason. The return trip, which is only possible by bus, must be self-regulated, but buses run every half hour. All in all a very worthwhile goal!

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    27 August 2019

    Adembenemende wandeling. De tocht voorzag 3.5u. In feite ben je slechts 2u op de Caminito, wat het mooiste is. De overige tijd is de weg er naar toe en terugweg, al wandelend. Wij hadden geluk. De dag voor onze tocht was de Caminito gesloten wegens veel te harde wind.

    12 October 2019

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