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From Málaga: Day Trip to Caminito del Rey

1. From Málaga: Day Trip to Caminito del Rey

Explore Caminito del Rey, once the most dangerous path in the world, on a guided day trip from Málaga. Rebuilt in 2015, it's currently a very safe and accessible walkway. Be driven to the spot, just 1 hour away from Málaga city, and walk the 7.7 km trail across the heart of the Gaitanes Gorge Your adventure starts in Málaga city center, where your guides will welcome you and answer your every question. When you arrive at Caminito del Rey, the fun begins. Discover the place and learn the history, evolution, and anecdotes of the place. During the last part of the day, you will have the opportunity to swim in the lake or have something to eat or drink. You will return to Málaga, after an incredible day, with many unforgettable photos and memories. 

Málaga: 3-Hour E-Bike Tour of Montes de Malaga Natural Park

2. Málaga: 3-Hour E-Bike Tour of Montes de Malaga Natural Park

Begin your tour with a ride along the canal to leave the hustle and bustle of Malaga. Pass attractions like the football stadium and botanical garden on your way to the mountains. Head off-road where Montes de Malaga Natural Park begins and enjoy your ride on a remote and quiet track. The lovely woods and a fantastic view will accompany you on the rocky way up to the top. Reaching the end of the track, have the opportunity to take a break. If you'd like, get snacks and refreshments at a restaurant located in the mountains. While at the top relax and enjoy the views of the landscape.  After taking in the views, select how you would like to go downhill, easily on asphalt or the more exciting way off-road. While cycling down again, go along the coast and across the port, before concluding your journey at its original starting point.

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Hike

3. From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Hike

Admire the beauty of the Gaitanes Gorge on an excursion to the Caminito del Rey walkway. Follow your guide as you hike a trail suspended 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. Relax aboard a spacious bus that'll bring you to the start of the trail and back. Begin your adventure as you pass through a tunnel that leads to the entrance of the Caminito del Rey trail. Equip yourself with the provided safety helmet before starting your hike. Listen to your guide's informative commentary about the surroundings and the history of the area. Feel the thrill of walking above the Guadalhorce River for approximately 2.5 hours at a gentle pace. Take advantage of plenty of opportunities to snap photos of the unique canyon landscapes or stop for a break. At the end of the hike, reboard the bus and head to a local restaurant where you will have the option of purchasing lunch or stopping to relax before enjoying the ride back to Málaga City or Rincón de la Victoria.

From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

4. From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

Explore Antequera's natural beauty and fascinating history with a half-day trip from Malaga. Go on a 3km hike through the El Torcal Natural Park, stop at the Torcal Visitor Center, and see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Dolmens Site. Begin your tour in Malaga near the María Zambrano train station. Meet your guide there and board your bus before heading to Antequera. Your first stop in Antequera is the Dolmens Site. Marvel at the massive monolithic monuments. See the Menga and Viera dolmens, Tholos of El Romeral, La Peña de los Enamorados, and El Torcal before driving to the El Torcal Natural Park. At the park, join your guide on a 3km hike past ghostly rock formations. After your hike, enjoy some free time to eat and visit the Torcal Visitor Center. Check out the bar, souvenir shop, toilets, and a small museum before returning to Malaga.

From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

5. From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

Discover El Caminito del Rey, known as the most dangerous path in the world, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Spain and Málaga. Take in its incredible views, its fascinating history, and its undeniable spectacularity on this must-see excursion to the Caminito del Rey when you're in Malaga. Take a pedestrian walkway more than 3 kilometers long, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge. Explore one of the most beautiful natural enclaves in the province, just 30 kilometers north of Málaga. Find out how the canyon was excavated by the Guadalhorce River. Although the best–known part of the road is the recently restored walkways, the total route of your Caminito del Rey walk is 7.7 kilometers. Your guide will accompany you throughout the tour of the Caminito del Rey, sharing anecdotes and curiosities surrounding this incredible construction.

Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

6. Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

Admire the beauty of the Gaitanes Gorge on this day trip from Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar to the Caminito del Rey walkway. Follow your guide on a trail that is attached to the gorge walls 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. End your tour with a cold bottle of water and then rest or have lunch at the Local Restaurant Mesón Carrión. Choose a pickup option that is close to you with tour options for pickup in centrally-located stops in Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar. Relax aboard a spacious and comfortable bus on the journey to the Caminito del Rey walkway. Listen as your guide tells you about the surroundings and history. Start your walk in the late morning and go through a tunnel that leads to where the Caminito del Rey trail begins. Equip yourself with a safety helmet and begin your hiking adventure. Feel the thrill of walking above to Guadalhorce River from the north access point and make your way for approximately 2 .5 hours at a gentle pace. Snap photos of unique canyon landscapes during picture stops along the route. Take a refreshing break at the south access point. At the end of the hike, the bus will pick you up at the meeting point, have time to rest, and sip on a revitalizing free bottle of water while going to a near Local Restaurant called "Mesón Carrión". Have the option of purchasing lunch or just rest and have a drink before boarding the bus and returning to your pickup point.

Malaga: Cliffs of Maro Hike to Hidden Beach with Snorkeling

7. Malaga: Cliffs of Maro Hike to Hidden Beach with Snorkeling

Walking throught hidden paths, we will discover tropical crops of avocados, bananas, papayas, sugar cain and custard apples. We will visit an arab vigil tower built in the XVI century and we will get in the Natural Park. Once in the Natural Park; we will discover the wild life of this unique area in the way to the paradisiacal beach. When arriving at the beach, we will go for a swim in the crystalline waters of the natural park and we will snorkel in order to explore the sea life. After enjoying in the sea; we will sit down on the white sand and we will relax having some fruit and water.

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

8. From Costa del Sol or Málaga: Caminito del Rey with Tapas

Discover the scenic beauty of the Caminito del Rey trail on a guided excursion from Málaga or from selected areas of the Costa del Sol. Traverse the El Chorro Gorge and enjoy some tapas after the hike. Start your day with pickup by bus from different points of the Costa del Sol or Málaga 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 path that leads to the entrance checkpoint of the Gorge. 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 Málaga coastline 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 del 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.

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Small-Group Tour with Picnic

9. From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Small-Group Tour with Picnic

Depart from Málaga city center in an air-conditioned van and head towards the dam of Conde del Guadalhorce. On the way, you’ll cross the Guadalhorce Valley, a region famous for its production of citrus trees. Ascend into the Sierra de Alcaparaín and past several quaint villages. Hike from the dam to the beginning of the Caminito del Rey. Discover more about the geology of the natural park, the plants and animals of the Mediterranean, the surrounding landscape, and the local way of life. Stop to take photos at the most breathtaking viewpoints. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch within the national park, including local delicacies. Once your hiking is done for the day, take the van back to central Málaga.

From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

10. From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

Your day of adventure starts with a comfortable mini-van ride. When you arrive, your tour guide will lead you through the UNESCO world heritage site to see the sphinx, robot, screw and cathedral rock formations, as well as discover the hidden Ammonites in the park. Regarded as one of the most impressive karst landscapes in Europe, El Torcal de Antequera is full of unique geological rock formations for you to discover. While you hike, your local guide will teach you about how these ancient rock shapes were formed. Enjoy the scenery around you with multiple stops at different viewpoints. And, don’t forget to keep an eye out for griffon vultures, wild goats, reptiles, and wild foxes that sometimes appear looking for food.

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What people are saying about Málaga

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,004 reviews

The hike was beautiful the whole way and the bus was cool, clean, and safe. Thank you Ales & Paco. Bring a sandwich, many people stopped half way to eat, and bring plenty of water. The end has booths selling snacks, beer, and souvenirs! We hiked at our own pace and met at the end after enjoying a beer. I recommend this tour!

A fantastic experience. A unique path in the world on the walkways suspended between cliffs and overhangs. Guided tour in English with in-depth descriptions about the history of the Caminito and its landscape aspects.

It was amazing and well worth the visit our pick up and drop off went like clockwork making it very easy and Lewis our guide was extremely helpful and a great host Thanks to all

Impressive natural phenomenon to hike between the rocks at the abyss and it is completely safe. Of course you should be free from giddiness.

Fantastic tour, everything perfect. Can be recommended 100%. The tour guides Luis & Esmeralda are also super friendly!!!!