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Caminito del Rey

Caminito del Rey

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From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Bus

1. 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.

Caminito del Rey: Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

2. Caminito del Rey: Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Join a guided tour along the Caminito del Rey, a one-direction walkway and one of Málaga's most breathtaking natural environments. Meet your guide at the northern access of the Caminito, at the ticket office. After check-in, get the necessary security items (helmets), and you'll be explained the use of radio guides and headphones so that you don't miss out on an explanation along the way. The guide accompanies the group from the entry up to the moment helmets are given, providing you with all the necessary information about the surroundings so you will complete your dream visit. Fall in love with the stunning beauty of this unique environment and its fascinating history. The entire route is a marvel of 400 meters-high walls. The path goes down to a mere 10 meters at its narrowest point. Below, the wild waters of the Guadalhorce river simmer and rush towards the coast. It is in this environment where, since the 19th and 20th centuries, a set of the railway and hydroelectric infrastructures were located that formed the backbone of the connections and the road network that has survived into the 21st century and has become the El Caminito del Rey walkway. 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. This natural enclave has been a focus of influence for the settlement and development of human groups in the surroundings of the natural area of Gaitanejo and El Chorro from prehistoric times to the present day, documented by the abundance of archaeological sites. The experience will leave you with unforgettable memories and amazing photos. Afterward, you'll come back to the Visitors' reception center with the guide on one of the shuttle buses.

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.

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

4. 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.

Caminito del Rey: Entry Ticket

5. 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.

Caminito del Rey: Guided Tour and Entry Ticket

6. Caminito del Rey: Guided Tour and Entry Ticket

Join a guided expedition along the Caminito del Rey, a remarkable one-way pathway nestled in Málaga's stunning natural setting. Gather at the northern entry point of the Caminito, specifically at the ticket office, to meet your guide. Upon check-in, acquire essential safety gear such as helmets. Your guide will acquaint you with the use of radio guides and headphones to ensure you don't miss any enlightening insights throughout the journey. The guide accompanies your group from entry until the distribution of helmets, offering vital information about the surroundings for an enriching experience. Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of this extraordinary setting and its enthralling historical narrative. The entire route is framed by sheer 400-meter-high cliffs, descending to a mere 10 meters at its narrowest juncture. Below, the untamed currents of the Guadalhorce River cascade toward the coast. This locale once housed pivotal railway and hydroelectric infrastructures during the 19th and 20th centuries, forming the backbone of connections and road networks that endure into the 21st century, transforming into the famed El Caminito del Rey walkway. This natural enclave has been a focus of influence for the settlement and development of human groups in the surroundings of the natural area of Gaitanejo and El Chorro from prehistoric times to the present day, documented by the abundance of archaeological sites. This unforgettable expedition promises cherished memories and remarkable photographs. Following the adventure, the guide will accompany you back to the Visitors' Reception Center via one of the shuttle buses.

Caminito del Rey: Tour With Official Guide

7. Caminito del Rey: Tour With Official Guide

Walk the Caminito del Rey, a suspended walkway that offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Built 100 years ago, learn the history of this scenic path and the canyons from your guide. Hike along a path that hugs the cliff face and offers epic views of the Malaga province. Trek high above the vertical canyons formed by the power of the Guadalhorce River. Admire the crystal clear water of the gorge cascading beneath you. Discover tunnels carved into the sheer rock. Learn about the history of this engineering marvel from your knowledgeable guide. Hear the stories of the adventures and climbers who helped build the path, as well as the path’s connection to King Alfonso XIII. Visit starts at north access and finishes at south access, there is a shuttle bus that likns both accessea. You may park at either access but please bear in mind if you park at south access need to be there at least one hour before the meeting point time at north access Shutle bus runs every 30 minutes (00 and 30 minutes past) and takes about 25 minutes from south access to north access where our meeting point is At the end/beggining of the visit you will need to take a shutlle bus that you pay directly to the bus driver (2,55€)

From Málaga: Day Trip to Caminito del Rey

8. From Málaga: Day Trip to Caminito del Rey

Explore Caminito del Rey which was once the most dangerous path in the world, on a guided day trip from Málaga. Expereince the beauty of the Gaitanes Gorge on this path that was rebuilt in 2015 into a very safe and accessible walkway. Start your adventure at an easy-to-access meeting point in the Málaga city center, where your guides will welcome you and answer your every question. Board a spacious and airconditioned coach and take in views of the countryside on the transfer to the Caminito del Rey trailhead.  We will make a short 30-minute stop in a typical white Andalusian town, Ardales. Here we can go to the bathroom, have a coffee or simply discover its beautiful and traditional streets and squares. It is an opportunity to discover a non-touristy town Arrive at Caminito del Rey and begin your thrilling cliffside walk through natural canyons. Learn the history, evolution, and listen to some anecdotes about this unique path. Return to your meeting point in Málaga by coach after an incredible day hiking, with many unforgettable photos and memories. 

El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Gorge Route Guided Walking Tour

9. El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Gorge Route Guided Walking Tour

Challenge your mind and body with an adrenaline-pumping adventure on the world-famous Caminito del Rey. Join your guide on a scenic trek along the walkway that travels up and across the Gaitanes Gorge walls. Take in majestic views of the canyon and lake from a unique perspective. Experience one of the most exciting attractions in Spain with the assistance of a professional guide. Delve into a magical natural setting as you climb up the stairwell. Cross the imposing walkway from canyon wall to canyon wall and walk among the clouds at more than 100 meters high. Learn all about the Gaitanes Gorge, its history, and the construction of the once dangerous path. Stay calm knowing that the 2015 path restoration made it completely safe for visitors to explore.

Caminito del Rey: Guided Tour with 1 Drink and Shuttle Bus

10. Caminito del Rey: Guided Tour with 1 Drink and Shuttle Bus

Hike the Caminito del Rey trail in Álora with a local guide and discover Spain's most iconic hiking trail. Wind your way along steep canyon walls and forest tracks as you learn about the fascinating history of this unusual site. Head to the starting point and meet your guide as you get ready for your outdoor adventure. Board the shuttle bus and make your way to the north entrance, where you'll receive a short safety briefing and your helmet before setting out on your hike. Wander along narrow trails and wooden boardwalks, learning about the fascinating history of the trail and its natural surroundings. Find out why this trail was formerly known as the most dangerous hike in the world and discover how it was revamped, making it the safe and popular attraction that it is today. Leave your guided hiking experience with a new appreciation for this popular hiking route and a map of places to explore on your own.

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4.6
(19,810 reviews)

The walk was brilliant and the guide was really experienced. A little tip to take on board the meeting point was difficult to find . I think a guide should have been at the cave enterence to help with the confusion.

Rachel is a fantastic guide, very entertaining and informational. Bus ride was comfortable and instructions clear.

A wonderful activity with a brilliant knowledgeable and humorous guide! We would highly recommend this activity.

We had Carmen as a guide. She was next level! Even on the coldest day of the year!

Despite the weather forecast it was an amazing experience. It’s beautiful scenary