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Caminito del Rey: Trekking Tour with Hiking Guide

Caminito del Rey: Trekking Tour with Hiking Guide

From US$ 47.43 per person

On this trekking tour, hike the Caminito del Rey (King's Little Pathway), which is a narrow-gauge service railroad that was built for workers to get to El Chorro hydro-electric plant.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk along this path for a thrilling yet safe experience and amazing views
  • Have a high-up adventure over 100 meters above the river
  • Be in awe of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes canyon
Full description

Join a hike along the Caminito del Rey, a one-direction walkway that starts in Ardales and ends at Álora. Follow your guide as they tell you the history of the walkway and Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes Canyon. Walk across the famous footbridge and admire breathtaking landscapes.

This walking tour begins at Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, a water reserve in Malaga. As you hike, learn about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Canyon, carved by the Guadalhorce River, from your guide. See how 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 (King's Little Pathway), inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII.

Encounter a footbridge over 3 kilometers long, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes).

Experience beautiful natural spots in the province. During some stretches, the route reaches heights of up to 101 meters. Although the best-known stretch of the route is the footbridge, the total journey of the Caminito del Rey is 7.7 kilometers (4.8 miles).

Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance fee to Caminito del Rey
    Not suitable for
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with vertigo
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Participants

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Restaurante El Kiosko.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Sandals or flip flops
    • Selfie sticks
    • Unaccompanied minors
    • Walking sticks

    Know before you go

    •  You must be at least 8 years old
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
    •  This tour is not suitable for those with heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    •  This tour is not suitable for those with vertigo
    •  There is a minimum number of 3 people who understand the same language required
    • You must bring your original ID to show the staff at the site
    • Clothing should be suitable for walking
    • Sports, trekking or hiking shoes(flip-flops, heels, etc. are prohibited). If you do not have the proper footwear, you will not be able to do the activity
    • In summer, wear comfortable and breathable clothing
    • In winter, it is necessary to bring warm clothes or a raincoat in case it rains
    • Carry a bottle of water for hydration during the trip
    • The use of selfie sticks or tripods is not allowed, nor is entry with crutches / canes and animals
    • Smoking is not allowed during the entire tour
    • Please provide your phone number and country code when booking
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 203 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.3/5
    • Value for money
      3.9/5
    • Service
      4.1/5
    • Organization
      3.7/5

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    Very nice trip. Must see!! It is a bit of a walk to the bus after the gorge and the bus goes every half hour. Was too little so many people and a long wait. And you still have to buy a ticket in cash on the bus. Super clumsy but good to know!

    May 4, 2022

    Beautiful surroundings, super along the mountains, there is no need to be afraid, everything is well secured. The final walk of 1.5 km is a bit too much. Still in that heat and it was October .... Provide you with toilet paper because in the restaurant there is no where to leave.

    October 8, 2021

    The hike was very nice. Unfortunately, the meeting point time was brought forward to 9:15, but the hike didn't start until 10:00, so you stood around for a long time. The toilet situation is catastrophic at the meeting point, only one women's and one men's toilet. The price of the tour is quite high, so the return transport to the starting point should have been included. The tour itself is well organized. Hence the five stars

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    October 3, 2021

    Product ID: 210411