1. Spain
  2. Andalusia
  3. Málaga
  4. Guadalhorce

Caminito del Rey Path: Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 107278
Walk along El Caminito del Rey for a thrilling experience and some spectacular views. This high-up adventure takes you 100 meters above the river.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, where your walking tour begins
  • Walk along El Caminito del Ray, 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River
  • Marvel at the spectacular views of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes canyon
Full description
Your walking tour begins at the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, the main water reserve in the province of Malaga. From your guide you’ll learn about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. This canyon, carved by the Guadalhorce River, is at the center of the province.

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 (the little pathway of the king), as it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII.

The length of the path is about 3kms and it is less than 1m wide. It hangs 100m above the Guadalhorce River.

Test your nerve on this high-up adventure!

Having finished the breathtaking Caminito del Rey, the bus will take you to Álora, a little village outside of El Caminito del Rey. A local product tasting will take place in a local restaurant, with products like almonds, oil, bread, wine and olives.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned coach
  • Multilingual escort/guide
  • Entrance fee for the Caminito del Rey
  • Guided tour of the Caminito del Rey
  • Travel insurance
  • Tasting of local products
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and beverages
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The estimated time for walking the path route is 2.5-3 hours, so it is essential to wear comfortable clothing and shoes
• This tour is not available for children under the age of 8
• This path is not recommended for those with reduced mobility, or who might suffer from dizziness
• It is recommended that you bring water and some snacks
• There are no toilets along the path
• This tour may be cancelled in instances of bad weather
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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 536 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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The trip was a great way to see this amazing spot. Pick up was easy. Susanna was a lovely guide. Explaining the history on the bus was a good use of time. Because she was explaining in three languages it was difficult to get all the history in. Along the trail we heard other tours talking about the Nazi connection and the railroad link. If there’s not time to do this on the bus maybe while we are waiting at the restaurant. Going to the restaurant after the Caminito Del Ray was not a highlight for us as the trip home took so long, almost 3 hours because we had to drop everyone off along the way. I think going straight home would have been better.

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February 27, 2020

Caminto Del Rel is an exceptional place to visit. I visited with my elderly in laws and young kids. The view of the gorge was outstanding. I had never done anyting like this before. It is a 3 hour hike which ends in a long walk to the exit where our bus was waiting. I felt that last kilometer was more gruelling for seniors than the King's path itself. I would recommend to carry water and some snacks and wear comfortable walking shoes. Once you are on the path there is not return, as the starting point and the finishing point are in opposite directions. There are rest rooms at the start. My children had fun and my in-laws despite their advanced age finished the path and were delighted with the expedition. The sights are invigorating and absolutely beautiful. It was definitely different from visiting monuments that Spain is usually famous for. It is a hidden gem of a place.

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November 7, 2019

I got left behind in the coffee shop. No head count was done to make sure everyone was in the group. I had to find the entrance myself and had to plead the staff at El Caminito to let me in, that my tour guide left me behind. they said they wouldn't leave anyone behind. After about 5 minutes, I got the okay to let me in. I told them I needed to take the bus back and that's how I convinced them.

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February 28, 2020

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Product ID: 107278