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

From Costa del Sol or Malaga: Caminito del Rey with Tapas

Product ID: 181529
Take a thrilling journey across the El Chorro Gorege along the Caminito del Rey, the King's path. Enjoy delicious tapas at the end of the tour.
About this activity
Duration: 8 - 10 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Trek along the cliff walls of the El Chorro Gorge
  • Enjoy a safe and easy 2.5-hour walk
  • Admire the impressive landscape
Full description
Start your day with pick-up at different points of the Costa del Sol or Malaga and depart for Ardales. Stop for breakfast (not included) along the way at a local restaurant with plenty of typical local products.

Finally, arrive at the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. The group will then walk through a small and quite long tunnel to reach the natural paths that leads to the entrance check point of the Gorges. At that point, you'll receive a helmet together with the safety instructions. Your guide will also join you to give you further explanations of what will be found during the trek but also many hints about the history of this peculiar construction.

The Gorge, called Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, is a natural pass across the hills that separate the Malaga coast line from the inlands. The River Guadalhorce flows at the bottom of the gorges, after having passed through the reservoirs. El Chorro means "the Spurt": your guide will explain why.

El Caminito de Rey is nowadays a rebuilt path that stretches between two gorges, canyons and a large valley, along pathways or boardwalks. It is safe and comfortable to walk as most of the path is flat or downhill. The route goes in one direction, downwards from the north to the south. 

Your bus will be waiting near the exit point, but before driving back to the Costa del Sol, you will try some local tapas from a small bar close by. Once this light lunch is over, travel back to Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.
Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation by comfortable modern bus
  • Entrance fee to the Caminito del Rey
  • 4 local tapas as a light lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Breakfast
  • Additional drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People afraid of heights

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas
  • Walking sticks
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• Please bring a coat during the winter
• Please note that the path may close without prior warning, in the case of weather conditions such as strong winds or rain
• All COVID-19 security procedures dictated by Spanish law regarding transport, restaurants, and venues will apply during the activity.
• Transport companies have limited space on board due to social distance rules. Participants should bring their their own masks.
• Only people living in the same household (provable with ID) can sit together in the bus.
• Social distancing is compulsory. Our coaches are equipped with antiseptic hand cleaner for all passengers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 454 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Great trip in January low season when there is no rush. You can, of course, get yourself. But is it worth it? I was taken and brought back to Torremolinos, on the way I told the whole background, then the guide constantly made comments on the trail. Plus, at the end, they gave me some decent tapas.

January 17, 2020

The tour to Caminito del Rey was fantastic, the pick-up service by bus was very practical if you were traveling without a car. Our guide was also great and told a lot of interesting things. The tapas wouldn't have been needed for my sake, but the food was also okay.

November 7, 2019

It was a very nice trip. Beautiful scenery both before the King's Path itself and even more dramatically during the King's Path walk. We walked about 8 km. The guide told the story on the bus on the way there. The minus was that it took a long time to get there with many stops with waiting for passengers (better homes) The departure time on the getyourg guide was wrong on the confirmation it was so important two hours earlier to check the time on the confirmation

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November 5, 2019

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Product ID: 181529