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From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

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Take on the thrilling adventure of walking the historical El Caminito del Rey on a full-day trip from Málaga. Be wowed by the spectacular views as you journey on gorge pathways suspended 100 meters above the river.

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Duration 6 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • See the impressive Conde de Guadalhorce dam and learn about its unique design
  • Be guided along the spectacular 3-kilometer trail of El Caminito del Rey
  • Follow in the footsteps of King Alfonso XIII, who opened the path in 1921
  • Enjoy the unbeatable views from the 100-meter-high cliff wall trail
  • Journey back to Málaga by bus with your fellow adventure seekers
Full description

Set out on this great adventure along the famed El Caminito del Rey. Discover the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam and explore the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Canyon on an elevated trail above the Guadalhorce River.

Meet your guide and board your bus for a scenic ride toward Conde de Guadalhorce Dam. Begin your walking tour here, learning about the history of Málaga's main water reserve and what makes this stunning reservoir stand out.

Prepare to test your nerves on the 1-meter wide wooden walkways suspended 100 meters high on the walls of the Gaitanejo gorge. Embark on the breathtaking 3-kilometer journey through the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes canyon carved by the mighty river Guadalhorce.

Take the regal way as you stroll this historic route, built as a maintenance path over the channel connecting the river with the hydroelectric power station at El Chorro. It's known as El Caminito del Rey ("The King's Path") after King Alfonso XIII officially opened it in 1921.

See the old hanging bridges and remnants of the former passage used for transporting men and materials. Marvel at the relics of this former precarious path that was once considered one of the most dangerous footpaths in the world.

Travel back to Málaga from El Chorro, where the pathway ends. Revel in the adventure of this restored pathway that now brings the history of the region's waterways back to life.

Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Spanish and English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the Caminito del Rey
  • Guided tour of the Caminito del Rey
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with vertigo
Covid-19 precautions
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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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Join the tour from designated points in Málaga as well as Motril and Almuñécar
  • You must be at least 8 years old
  • This tour is not recommended for those with reduced mobility or those who suffer from dizziness
  • It is essential to wear comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Please bring water and snacks
  • The estimated time for walking the route is between 2.5 and 3 hours
  • This tour may be canceled due to bad weather
  • Please note that there are no toilets along the path
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 888 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Great tour. The ride was very comfortable and although the beginning process was a bit crowded (getting helmets, using the restroom, etc.), the rest of the trek was lovely. It is about a 5k walk but it was mostly flat, and a relatively easy activity. Be sure to bring water and snacks. There is a place to purchase food and drinks after the hike, but you will need water during.

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July 29, 2022

The bus was comfortable and well ventilated. The tour guide was super nice, but her English was difficult to understand due to the Spanish accent, even though I speak English well. The environment there is really breathtaking and worth a visit. However, I think €50 is quite a lot for the services offered.

July 27, 2022

The highlight of the trip (except the tiur itself) is the guide Carlos. He’s amazing, easy to chat, passionate about all that is related to Caminito!!! Love it ! An d would definitely spend a day and more there!!! What could be Improved - breakfast & lunch spots, food is actually bad but the whole experience at Caminito is worth every euro!!! Thank you

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July 21, 2022

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