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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 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.

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

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

Admire the beauty of the Gaitanes Gorge on an excursion to 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 about the surroundings and the history of the area.  Receive a fresh bottle and 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.

From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

4. From Malaga: Torcal Antequera Natural Park & Dolmens Site

Explore Antequera's natural beauty and fascinating history with a half-day trip from Malaga. Go on a 3km hike through the El Torcal Natural Park, stop at the Torcal Visitor Center, and see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Dolmens Site. Begin your tour in Malaga near the María Zambrano train station. Meet your guide there and board your bus before heading to Antequera. Your first stop in Antequera is the Dolmens Site. Marvel at the massive monolithic monuments. See the Menga and Viera dolmens, Tholos of El Romeral, La Peña de los Enamorados, and El Torcal before driving to the El Torcal Natural Park. At the park, join your guide on a 3km hike past ghostly rock formations. After your hike, enjoy some free time to eat and visit the Torcal Visitor Center. Check out the bar, souvenir shop, toilets, and a small museum before returning to Malaga.

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

5. 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.

From Málaga: Full-Day Gibraltar Rock Tour with Bus

6. From Málaga: Full-Day Gibraltar Rock Tour with Bus

See the best of Gibraltar on a full-day tour departing from Málaga, and visit the main highlights of the Gibraltar Nature Reserve by bus. Learn about local customs and history from your expert guide as you make your way to your first stop: The viewpoint of the Pillars of Hercules. Marvel at the magnificent panoramic views of the entire Strait of Gibraltar, with uninterrupted views of the African continent. Then, make your way to Saint Michael's Cave, an incredible network of natural limestone caves in the heart of Gibraltar with mighty stalactites and stalagmites. Continue on to the Rock to see the famous Gibraltar monkeys, which are the only apes living in the wild on the entire European continent. Finally, enjoy some free time to have lunch, go for a walk or do some shopping, before you sit back and relax on your drive back to Málaga.

From Málaga: Day Trip to Caminito del Rey

7. From Málaga: Day Trip to Caminito del Rey

Explore Caminito del Rey which was once the most dangerous path in the world, on a guided day trip from Málaga. Expereince the beauty of the Gaitanes Gorge on this path that was rebuilt in 2015 into a very safe and accessible walkway. Start your adventure at an easy-to-access meeting point in the Málaga city center, where your guides will welcome you and answer your every question. Board a spacious and airconditioned coach and take in views of the countryside on the transfer to the Caminito del Rey trailhead.  Arrive at Caminito del Rey and begin your thrilling cliffside walk through natural canyons. Learn the history, evolution, and listen to some anecdotes about this unique path. During the last part of the day, you will have the chance to swim in the lake (depending on weather conditions). Return to your meeting point in Málaga by coach after an incredible day hiking, with many unforgettable photos and memories. 

Málaga: 3-Hour E-Bike Tour of Montes de Malaga Natural Park

8. Málaga: 3-Hour E-Bike Tour of Montes de Malaga Natural Park

Begin your tour with a ride along the canal to leave the hustle and bustle of Malaga. Pass attractions like the football stadium and botanical garden on your way to the mountains. Head off-road where Montes de Malaga Natural Park begins and enjoy your ride on a remote and quiet track. The lovely woods and a fantastic view will accompany you on the rocky way up to the top. Reaching the end of the track, have the opportunity to take a break. If you'd like, get snacks and refreshments at a restaurant located in the mountains. While at the top relax and enjoy the views of the landscape.  After taking in the views, select how you would like to go downhill, easily on asphalt or the more exciting way off-road. While cycling down again, go along the coast and across the port, before concluding your journey at its original starting point.

Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

9. Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

Admire the beauty of the Gaitanes Gorge on this day trip from Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar to the Caminito del Rey walkway. Choose a pickup option that is close to you, then relax aboard a spacious and comfortable bus as you travel to the Caminito del Rey. Along the journey listen as your guide tells you about the surroundings and history of the Caminito del Rey. Receive a fresh bottle of water and start your walk in the late morning and go through a tunnel that leads to where the Caminito del Rey trail begins. Equip yourself with a safety helmet and begin your hiking adventure. Feel the thrill of walking at your own pace above to Guadalhorce River from the north access point and make your way for approximately 2 .5 hours at a gentle pace.  Snap photos of unique canyon landscapes during picture stops along the route. At the end of the hike, take a refreshing break or eat something at the local kiosks at the south access point.  Follow your guide where the bus will pick you up at the meeting point, have time to rest, and return to your pickup point.

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Small-Group Tour with Picnic

10. From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Small-Group Tour with Picnic

Depart from Málaga city center in an air-conditioned van and head towards the dam of Conde del Guadalhorce. On the way, you’ll cross the Guadalhorce Valley, a region famous for its production of citrus trees. Ascend into the Sierra de Alcaparaín and past several quaint villages. Hike from the dam to the beginning of the Caminito del Rey. Discover more about the geology of the natural park, the plants and animals of the Mediterranean, the surrounding landscape, and the local way of life. Stop to take photos at the most breathtaking viewpoints. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch within the national park, including local delicacies. Once your hiking is done for the day, take the van back to central Málaga.

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4.4 / 5

based on 4,648 reviews

The tour was very well organized. Francisco is an awesome guide. He informed us about the flora and fauna of Caminito and the true story of the place. I have heights fear and the last part was a bit challenging when we crossed the bridge so it was an amazing experience for me. Also I need to mention that the driver of the bus is a professional one, taking into account the tight roads and intense curves he faced. Thank you!

The place is definitely beautiful. The tour was well-organized as well. Clear instructions, friendly and jovial guide (Ian), perfect adherence to schedule, convenient meeting point. Thanks for the tips to my wife to overcome her fear and finish it!

An excellent well organised trip to Caminito Del Rey. Ian - our guide, was fantastic and very knowledge - he made it all the more enjoyable with his good sense of humour

Incredible experience. Loved every second and will do again 100%.

Beautiful places and good company with the guide Fran.