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Caminito del Rey: Entry Ticket

1. 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.

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.

Caminito del Rey: Guided Hiking Tour with Entry Tickets

3. Caminito del Rey: Guided Hiking Tour with Entry Tickets

Discover a landscape of extraordinary beauty just north of Málaga on a half-day excursion to the walkway of the Caminito del Rey. Take in views of the Gaitanes Gorge, hear stories from your guide, and encounter the King's Chair. Encounter a footbridge over 3 kilometers in length, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes). Experience one of the province's most beautiful natural enclaves at a canyon excavated by the river Guadalhorce. The route can reach up to 105 meters in height. The total journey of the Caminito del Rey is 7.7 kilometers. Start by foot and follow the linear path descending from north to south. Discover and visit the King's Chair as part of your journey. Join a Spanish-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour. Hear anecdotes and learn all the curiosities surrounding the location and construction of the walkway.

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: Tour With Official Guide

5. 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.

El Chorro: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour with Shuttle Bus

6. 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 and Guided Tour

7. 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.

Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

8. Tabernas Desert 4WD Adventure

Enjoy a 4WD adventure in Europe’s only desert landscape on this scenic drive through the Tabernas Desert, situated between the Sierra de los Filabres and the Sierra de Alhamilla. Boasting over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, annual rainfall of a mere 200 millimeters and temperatures ranging from 23° F to 118° F (-5°C to 48°C), the gray tones of the desert’s gullies, ravines, and other geological formations turn golden when the sun rests on them at sunset. Essential to the history of cinema in Almeria, Tabernas Desert served as a location for hundreds of movies, including “Lawrence of Arabia.” Dozens of spaghetti westerns, such as “A Fistful of Dollars, “For a Few Dollars More,” and “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” gave rise to an era of rampant shooting. Adventure stories war films, and science fiction films have all made use of the landscape, including “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Conan the Barbarian", "Game of Thrones", or "The Crown". Marvel at the desert’s similarity to the American badlands, and the deserts of north Africa and Arabia. En route, you will learn about the geological formation of this extraordinary place, including the flora and fauna that somehow manage to survive there.

Seville: 1-Hour Guadalquivir River Sightseeing Eco Cruise

9. Seville: 1-Hour Guadalquivir River Sightseeing Eco Cruise

Catch the highlights of Seville while boating down the Guadalquivir River on this sightseeing cruise. Enjoy the views year-round on eco-friendly boats with heating and a cafe/bar inside. During the ongoing commentary, discover historical tidbits about the sites as they pass by. Start the trip from the Muelle de Nueva York dock. Find the right seat above or below deck. If the weather’s warm, the river will help keep things cool outside. At the start of the cruise, check out the Triana neighborhood and the Torre del Oro and catch a glimpse of the Seville Cathedral’s tower. During the tour, learn some fun facts from the guide providing spoken commentary. Some of the sites they talk about stand right on the river like the Torre Schindler. Take a picture of them right from the boat deck. Hear any cheers from the Plaza de toros on the way up the river. With the Monasterio de la Cartuja and the Puente del Alamillo, see how Seville balances the old and new. Savor a snack or drink from the ship’s own cafe and bar along the way. Find inspirations for other spots to visit after the cruise. 

Málaga or Rincón de la Victoria: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

10. Málaga or Rincón de la Victoria: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

Admire the beauty of the Gaitanes Gorge on a guided excursion of the Caminito del Rey walkway. 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, and listen to your guide's informative commentary in English, Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese about the surroundings and the history of the area.  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. At your own pace, 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 enjoy the ride back to Málaga City or Rincón de la Victoria.

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Liked the Dolmens a lot, awesome how a 180-ton-stine could be moved at all, interesting how they tried to explain this miracle in the movie which was shown to us in the Dolmens museum. José Miguel -hope I remembered the name correctly - was our guide for the whole Dolmen and walk experience through the Natural Park of Torcal de Antequera. We saw tons of goats which is not an everyday-experience as our guide told us. Make sure you have good walking shoes, actually best (to protect your ligaments) would be ankle-high- hiking shoes since you are mostly walking on stones. All in all a highly recommendable experience. It's a magic area, both, the Dolmen site and the Natural Park.

Nice small group excursion to the dolmens in Antequera and Torcal natural park. The group was transported with a mini van through a nice scenic route to both sights. Torcal park was really impressive and we saw plenty of wild life in park in addition to the plants and geology.

We visited at the end of Dec. Very quiet which was great and the show was very informative. The guide spoke both Spanish and English.

Brilliant area, great organization, very nice and competent guide, friendly, totally international group.

I had a great time exploring Sierra Nevada with Jaime. I highly recommend.