Guided tour

Caminito del Rey: Trekking Walkway in Malaga

Caminito del Rey: Trekking Walkway in Malaga

From US$ 51.02 per person

On this trekking tour, hike the Caminito del Rey (King's Little Pathway), which is a narrow-gauge service railroad that was built for workers to get to El Chorro hydro-electric plant.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk along this path for a thrilling yet safe experience and amazing views
  • Have a high-up adventure over 100 meters above the river
  • Be in awe of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes canyon
Full description

Caminito del Rey is a one-direction walkway, which starts at the North access (Ardales) and ends at the South access (Álora). This walking tour begins at Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, a water reserve in Malaga. Learn about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes canyon, which was carved by the Guadalhorce River. The construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro included building a pathway for maintaining the channel. The path is known as El Caminito del Rey (King's Little Pathway), as it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. Encounter a footbridge over 3 kilometers long, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes).

Experience one of the most beautiful natural spots in the province. During some stretches, the route reaches heights of up to 101 meters. Although the best-known stretch of the route is the footbridge, the total journey of the Caminito del Rey is 7.7 kilometers (4.8 miles).

Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance fee to Caminito del Rey
    Not suitable for
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with vertigo
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Participants

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide at Restaurante El Kiosko, Parque Ardales, Pantano El Chorro, s/n, 29550 Ardales, Málaga, Spain.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Not allowed

    • Sandals or flip flops
    • Selfie sticks
    • Walking sticks

    Know before you go

    •  You must be at least 8 years old
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times
    •  This tour is not suitable for those with heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    •  This tour is not suitable for those with vertigo
    •  There is a minimum number of 3 people who understand the same language required
    • You must bring your original ID to show the staff at the site
    • Selfies sticks, flip-flops, and hiking sticks are not permitted on this tour
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Please provide your phone number and country code when booking
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 170 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.4/5
    • Value for money
      3.8/5
    • Service
      4.1/5
    • Organization
      3.7/5

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    Beautiful surroundings, super along the mountains, there is no need to be afraid, everything is well secured. The final walk of 1.5 km is a bit too much. Still in that heat and it was October .... Provide you with toilet paper because in the restaurant there is no where to leave.

    October 8, 2021

    A good afternoon's walk, with some superb views, led by a knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic guide, who kept us interested and entertained with his knowledge of the trail, as we walked along it. He spoke to the group in both Spanish and English. As this was during the Covid pandemic, he advised when to have masks on, when it was obligatory and when safe to remove them. He took photos for us at some viewpoints - which he pointed out along the way. The trek is nowhere near the scary walk you might assume, at least for me. The walkways (re-built and opened in 2015) are sturdy, railed, well maintained and we never felt in any danger at any point, despite apparently being known as "the most dangerous walkway in the world". Our group had people from ages around the twenties to sixties, generally fit, but as long as you can walk for what will be about 3 hours, you are fine. Remember to have 1.55 euro, so that at the end you can get the shuttle bus to return you to the start point!

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    September 29, 2021

    A great English speaking guide (Paul) took a relatively small group of ten on the walk. He was excellent, humorous, informative and responsive. The setup was professional with good security and pandemic measures well up to par. The scenery is beyond words even for one like me who’s used to Lofoten and the Arctic. Simply stunning, even though that’s cliche. Physically the walk itself is about 7 km and not strenuous but people with fear of heights should not do it. There are several stretches where you feel you have nothing beneath you for a hundred metres or so, and there is one suspended (and transparent) bridge over a deep gorge. To me those were boons, but I know others who don’t feel that way. Highly recommended.

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    May 22, 2021

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