Province of Málaga Outdoor activities

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Caminito del Rey: Guided Walking Tour

1. Caminito del Rey: Guided Walking Tour

Thrill your inner adventurer with a guided trek along the award-winning Caminito del Rey, a path stretching between El Chorro and the Gaitanes gorge, and built inside the rock more than 100 years ago for the workers of the El Chorro Hydroelectric Power Station. With suspended walkways and glass observation decks, it’ll be hard not to be astounded by the panoramic views of the Guadalhorce River. Admire as well the intricate boardwalks at over 328 feet (100m) from the ground. Soak in the beauty of its canyons and large valley as seen from above. Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities and capture the breathtaking scenery, rated as of the best views in the whole of Andalusia. Along the route, hear about the real story behind the construction of this great work of engineering. Marvel at the original path and carved tunnels. Learn about the local flora, fauna, and geology from this unique natural environment. 

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Bus

2. From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Bus

Hike Caminito del Rey, a suspended walkway surrounded by a scenic landscape, with a guide on a trip from Málaga. Along the route, learn the real story behind the construction of this great work of engineering. Hop aboard a bus from Málaga and travel to Ardales. Receive a safety briefing from your guide and strap on your helmets. Start the one-way hike of Caminito del Rey at the North access and make your way to the South access. Pass by mountains that emerged millions of years ago and vertical canyons born by the force of the Guadalhorce River. Listen to stories of adventurers and climbers. Hear about the visit of one of the most powerful men in the history of Spain, King Alfonso XIII. The trail has a length of 4.8 miles (7.7 kilometers) but is a simple walk, especially with your guide keeping you company. At the end of the trail, return to your bus and be driven back to Málaga.

El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Shuttle Bus

3. El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Shuttle Bus

Enjoy an enchanting nature and historical hike along El Caminito del Rey (The King's Path) alongside an expert guide. See dramatic landscapes and learn about the history of the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes Canyon. Meet your guide at the Reception of the Hotel La Garganta, at El Chorro gorge. Once the group is formed (max 30 persons per guide), head to the entrance with the shuttle bus with your guide. Cross the 3km-long footbridge built along the walls of the gorge, inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. Feel a thrill as you reach heights of up to 101 meters and other sections where the width is just 1 meter. Arrive at the south entrance where you parked your car at the end of the walk, and relax at the bar.

Caminito del Rey: Entry Ticket

4. Caminito del Rey: Entry Ticket

Wander along the 8-kilometer path of the Caminito del Rey in Malaga province with this entry ticket. The path, which was once considered the most dangerous in the world, has now been restored and is completely safe, but retains the 100-meter-high walkways that make it so popular with hikers. Fall in love with the breathtaking cliff faces and the fascinating history of the path. Reach highs of 400 meters above ground and lows of just 10 meters. Watch as the wild waters of the Guadalhorce river rush below you. The path was originally formed as a railway track in the 19th century. Declared by the Junta de Andalucía as a Natural Area in 1989, it had already been classified as a Special Protection Area for Birds in 1987 and, since 2006, it is part of the Andalusia-Morocco Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean. The site has been added to the list of Places of Community Importance in the Mediterranean Biogeographic Region.

Malaga: Sunset Sailing Catamaran Trip with Glass of Cava

5. Malaga: Sunset Sailing Catamaran Trip with Glass of Cava

Sail out to sea on a relaxing catamaran cruise and take in the views of Malaga's dynamic coastline, while the sun slowly disappears behind the mountains. Listen to chill-out music with a glass of traditional Spanish Cava wine in hand. Choose between a tour with or without a light show. Hop aboard a spacious catamaran in Málaga and begin your sailing adventure. Admire the Alboran Sea at sunset as you glide across the waves. Take in the views of Malaga's skyline as the lights come on. Enhance your experience with a glass of cava as you share this moment with someone you love. Add a touch of magic to your evening with the option to include a romantic light show and music while you drift over the tranquil waters of the Mediterranean. Return to your starting point at the end of your cruise.

Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching by Yacht with Snacks and Drinks

6. Fuengirola: Dolphin Watching by Yacht with Snacks and Drinks

Discover the stunning beauty of the Fuengirola coastline while cruising on a 15-meter luxury yacht. Explore the seas and search for dolphins. Enjoy drinks and delicious snacks while on board. Your cruise begins when you board the yacht and leave from the port of Fuengirola. From there, you'll head out to the open sea. The captain will give you a little information about the species of dolphins you may encounter. Keep an eye out for dolphins as you cruise over the waves. While out on the water, you can swim, sunbathe, or have a glass of cava and nibble on tasty snacks. See landmarks like the Calaburras lighthouse and the Torrequebrada beach before returning to port.

Ronda: Sightseeing Walking Tour

7. Ronda: Sightseeing Walking Tour

Explore the old and new parts of the city of Ronda with your expert guide and a small group on this 1.5-hour walking tour.   Start your tour in the modern area of Ronda, where you’ll meet your guide and group at Plaza España. Cross the New Bridge, built in the 18th century, which spans the 120-meter gorge going through Ronda. This is one of three impressive bridges that connect the two parts of the city: the old and romantic side with the modern and expansive side. Then, wander along the edge of high cliffs overlooking the fertile countryside that surrounds the city.   Take a stroll through the Arabic Quarter of the Historical City Center and admire the Moorish architecture that still stands. You’ll continue up the cobblestone streets to the Collegiate Church and Town Hall, all while listening to stories, legends, and important facts about this city from your local guide.   Your last stop will be the birthplace of bullfighting, Plaza de Toros. This ring has staged some of the most important events in bullfighting history.

Fuengirola: Dolphin Spotting and Sunset Yacht Cruise

8. Fuengirola: Dolphin Spotting and Sunset Yacht Cruise

Enjoy a relaxing cruise in Fuengirola onboard a large, luxury motor yacht and take in the sun while searching for dolphins playing just outside the bay, enjoying some included soft drinks, wine, snacks, and fruits along the way. Make your way to the port of Fuengirola and meet your crew and group for the day. Get settled and relax on board the boat and wave goodbye to the shoreline as you set sail on the Mediterranean Sea. Listen to your captain tell you about the local environment as you enjoy a few snacks and sip a drink in the sunshine with picturesque views of the coast. You may even see dolphins playing around the boat. If you're feeling up to it you might get a chance to cool off with a dip in the crisp, clear waters. On the last trip of the day, you can enjoy watching the sunset over the distant Sierra de las Nieves Mountains, the Fuengirolas coast, Castle Sohail, and the city skyline.

From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

9. From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

Prepare for a day of adventure as you walk the Caminito del Rey along the walls of the El Chorro gorge in Málaga. Follow a guide on a safe trail leading to the footbridge that runs through the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes. Begin your day with a pickup from one of the many spots in Málaga and travel to Ardales. You will make a short stop in Ardales, a white village, so you can purchase breakfast in a this local area before to start the activity. Return to the bus and continue until you reach the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. Walk through a small long tunnel to reach the natural paths that lead to the entrance checkpoint of the gorges. Then, receive a helmet and listen to the safety instructions. Learn what to expect during the trek and the guide will accompany you at the end of the group to answer your questions along the way while you enjoy the experience. Pass by the Gorge of the Gaitanes, a natural pass across the hills that separates the Malaga coastline from the islands with the River Guadalhorce flowing at the bottom. Embark on a safe and comfortable walk surrounded by breathtaking scenery. El Caminito del Rey, after many years of total abandonment, is now a rebuilt path that stretches between 2 gorges and a large valley. After finishing the downhill trail from north to south, reach the exit point where your bus awaits. Once the group is on board the bus, return to Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

Nerja: Sea Kayak Tour

10. Nerja: Sea Kayak Tour

Discover the magnificent scenery of Nerja from a unique viewpoint on the water. Follow your guide as you paddle through the local caves and past cliffs. Take your double or individual kayak and set off from Burriana Beach. Head towards Cascada de Maro and go past local points of interest. You’ll get to see many small cliffs and bays that are inaccessible from land. Listen as the guide teaches you about elements of the landscape. Take a break from paddling and swim in the clear water Learn the basic techniques of paddling a kayak as well as important safety considerations. Throughout the tour, photos and videos are recorded on a GoPro camera. Download these images later and enjoy reminders of the day

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What people are saying about Province of Málaga

This was the highlight of our two weeks in Spain. The scenery is just….breathtaking! I have struggled with some fear of heights, and was naturally a little nervous about this hike-but the payoff was well worth any fear. The hike was not terribly taxing, there were a few strenuous spots-but it was mostly flat with some gentle inclines and some more challenging stairs at the end. All in all-this was a truly wondrous day

The place is astonishing. It was comfortable getting there. I usually not a fan of hiking or walling in the nature, but this plaace is exceptional. And almost 99% of the way is moving straight or going downhill. And of course our guide, Alvaro, was really friendly and informative. We love you too Alvaro, :D

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Pablo! Give the man a raise. He is wonderful and funny and gave us such good information. One of the better tour guides we have ever had!!

Super nice!! The boat is lovely, the staff are really friendly and the value for money is outrageous would definitely have paid double this! Definitely recommend

This was an incredible experience. Worth the drive into the mountains to see. Purchasing the ticket in advance saves time at the entrance.