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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.

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

2. 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 so you can purchase breakfast in a local restaurant offering plenty of typical local products and delicacies. 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.

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

3. From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

Have an adventure along the El Caminito del Rey and walk 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. Discover the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Canyon, and Guadalhorce River's history and importance to El Caminito del Rey. Meet your guide and board your bus for a ride towards Conde de Guadalhorce Dam. Begin your walking tour and learn how the dam is Málaga's main water reserve. Hear about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes and how the canyon was carved by the Guadalhorce River from your guide. Prepare to test your nerves on a high-up adventure along El Caminito del Rey. Follow the path which is about 3 kilometers long and less than 1 meter wide, hanging 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. See the construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro and how the pathway was built for maintaining the channel. The path is known as El Caminito del Rey (the little pathway of the king) because it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII.

Malaga: Nature Quad Bike Tour

4. Malaga: Nature Quad Bike Tour

Traverse Malaga’s countryside on a quad bike and experience its unique landscape first-hand. Start off on paved and straight paths to get familiar with the vehicle. Then, drive along dirt roads to get up close to nature. See airplanes landing at Malaga Airport. Spot a variety of wildlife and livestock, including horses, goats, sheep, and many species of bird. Next, get wet and cross the Guadalhorce River. Take some fun before and after pictures before taking a break. You will also experience special circuits for quads in the Viso area. Take time to observe nature at a safe and gentle pace that is suitable for all ages and beginners and that ensures the environment is protected.

From Málaga: Day Trip to Caminito del Rey

5. 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. 

Malaga: Caminito del Rey Path Day Trip with Guide

6. Malaga: Caminito del Rey Path Day Trip with Guide

Choose your closest departure from Costa del Sol and board in an air-conditioned coach. Sit back and relax on the journey to Caminito del Rey. Just 5.6 miles from Caminito del Rey, make a quick stop in the picturesque town of Ardales where you will have free time to visit it at your leisure. Stretch your legs and have a snack before starting the Caminito del Rey hiking trail. Embark on a guided walk along the Caminito del Rey and enjoy views from 328 feet above the Guadalhorce River while learning about the history of the path from your guide. Begin your walking tour at the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, the main water reserve in the province of Malaga. Learn about the history of the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes from your local guide. This canyon, carved by the Guadalhorce River, is at the center of the province. Inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII, the path known as El Caminito del Rey (the little pathway of the king) served as a maintenance route for the water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro. See how the length of the pathway is just under 2 miles and is less than 3 feet wide. It hangs 328 feet above the Guadalhorce River, walking along it will test your nerve on this high-up adventure.

From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

7. 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.

From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Private Guided Tour

8. From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Private Guided Tour

Be collected at your accommodation and embark on the 55-minute journey to the site. On arrival, take a tour with an official guide for two hours and see the stunning views of The Caminito del Rey (King’s Little Path). The Caminito is a narrow cliffside path hanging 100 meters above the waters of the river Guadalhorce. It was built onto the side of the limestone rock face. It passes through the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (Gaitanes Gorge), which is also known as Garganta del Chorro (the throat of Chorro). It offers spectacular heart-stopping views down a sheer drop to the churning waters. The path runs from the Embalse de Guadalhorce reservoir, through the famous El Chorro gorge, and to El Chorro village, which is a major center for rock-climbing with a couple of rural hotels and a train station. The nearest town is Alora to the south along the Guadalhorce river valley. After your tour, enjoy 45 minutes of free time exploring the attraction before your return journey to your accommodation. 

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What people are saying about Guadalhorce

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4.6 / 5

based on 5,261 reviews

We had a wonderful time at Caminito Del Rey the drive was pleasant with a refreshments break at Ardeles and the option to walk at our on pace was really nice as we were not dragged behind by other members of the group

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

The guide was amazing , Jose we enjoyed alot , nice and safe trip

A must-do activity if you’re in Malaga. Very well organized.

It was great. A great guide and an amazing experience