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Malaga: Caminito del Rey Path Day Trip with Guide

Malaga: Caminito del Rey Path Day Trip with Guide

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Walk along El Caminito del Rey for a thrilling experience and some spectacular views. This high-up adventure takes you 328 feet above the river.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, where your walking tour begins
  • Walk along El Caminito del Ray, 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River
  • Marvel at the spectacular views of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes canyon
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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.

Includes
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Multilingual escort/guide
  • Entrance fee for the Caminito del Rey
  • Guided tour of the Caminito del Rey
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • There are no toilets along the path
  • This tour may be canceled in instances of bad weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 582 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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This was the highlight of our trip to malaga. It is definitely worth a visit if you are staying in the andalusia region We were initially confused as to the return trip on the bus as the old reviews stated that this would be a 3 hour trip back to malaga. This was however untrue malaga was the first stop on the way back.

February 3, 2022

The trip was a great way to see this amazing spot. Pick up was easy. Susanna was a lovely guide. Explaining the history on the bus was a good use of time. Because she was explaining in three languages it was difficult to get all the history in. Along the trail we heard other tours talking about the Nazi connection and the railroad link. If there’s not time to do this on the bus maybe while we are waiting at the restaurant. Going to the restaurant after the Caminito Del Ray was not a highlight for us as the trip home took so long, almost 3 hours because we had to drop everyone off along the way. I think going straight home would have been better.

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February 27, 2020

Caminto Del Rel is an exceptional place to visit. I visited with my elderly in laws and young kids. The view of the gorge was outstanding. I had never done anyting like this before. It is a 3 hour hike which ends in a long walk to the exit where our bus was waiting. I felt that last kilometer was more gruelling for seniors than the King's path itself. I would recommend to carry water and some snacks and wear comfortable walking shoes. Once you are on the path there is not return, as the starting point and the finishing point are in opposite directions. There are rest rooms at the start. My children had fun and my in-laws despite their advanced age finished the path and were delighted with the expedition. The sights are invigorating and absolutely beautiful. It was definitely different from visiting monuments that Spain is usually famous for. It is a hidden gem of a place.

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November 7, 2019

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