Malaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Walking Tour

Malaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Walking Tour

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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. Discover the path that King Alfonso XIII inaugurated in 1921.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Benefit from a guided tour in Spanish or English
  • Walk along El Caminito del Ray, 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River
  • Test your nerves on this high-up adventure
Full description

Spark your adrenaline as you cross the Caminito del Rey and take in the views from 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. With your guide, learn about the construction of the walkway and its surroundings. Your walking tour begins at the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, which is the main water reserve in the province of Malaga. Learn from your guide about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. This canyon, carved by the Guadalhorce River, is at the center of the province. The path is about 3 kilometers long and less than 1 meter wide. It hangs 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. You will test your nerves on this high-up adventure. The path is known as El Caminito del Rey (the little pathway of the king) because it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. Discover this dizzying historic path on this tour.

  • Spanish- and English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to the Caminito del Rey
  • Active tourism liability insurance
  • Refund guarantee in case of closure due to weather conditions
  • Lunch
  • Shuttle bus between the two entrances of the Caminito
Not suitable for
  • People with vertigo

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the El Kiosko restaurant in Parque Ardales, Pantano El Chorro.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • You must be at least 8 years old
  • The ticket for the shuttle bus from the drop-off point back to the starting point is not included in the tour price
  • This tour is not recommended for those with reduced mobility or those who suffer from dizziness
  • It is essential to wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Please bring water and snacks
  • The estimated time for walking the route is between 2.5 and 3 hours
  • Tours operate rain or shine but may be canceled due to bad weather
  • Please note that there are no toilets along the path
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 1169 reviews

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I wish I could remember the name of our guide because he was so good. He was informative, knowledgeable and comical and kept us all (a group of 5 different nationalities) entertained throughout the walk. The walk itself is beautiful, the scenery and the nature are stunning. The tour is a good 7k walk in total from the restaurant meeting point, to the shuttle bus stop at El chorro, take plenty of water and possibly snacks too.

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August 22, 2021

Really enjoyed this walk I’ve been wanting to do for years. Easy to book, good communication and information before going. Easy to find the guide. Walk was not too strenuous, even for somebody of my limited fitness. Nice to walk through forests and the actual trail. Doesn’t feel like 8km. Our guide, Pablo was fantastic. Good English, lots of interesting and funny stories with water breaks along the way. Well worth the money. Parking can be difficult at the north end due to activities on the lake. If you have time, park at the south end where the trail ends, and take the bus back to north end for the start. Then your car is waiting for you and you don’t have to join the big groups trying to get the bus back. Would book an early start as it can get hot. Take lots of water.and maybe a snack in case energy levels drop.

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August 4, 2021

We were a relatively small group tour, which was really great especially with all the COVID restrictions. Our guide Jorge was very informative and funny. He even brought pictures to explain the history of Caminito del Rey. He kept a good pace and gave us freedom to take as much pictures as we want and to walk at our own pace. The whole caminito was beautiful that we didn't even notice we were walking for at least 3hours. And it's not as dangerous anymore

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June 17, 2021

Product ID: 206925