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Things to do in Álora

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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.

Ardales: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour With Tickets

2. Ardales: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour With Tickets

Venture along the Caminito del Rey with a guide and experience a 7.7km trek along the Guadalhorce River. Learn how the path was built, curious facts and anecdotes, and the history of the Desfildadero de los Gaitanes. End the day in El Chorro with the option to shuttle back to Ardales. Cross footbridges and trails between the towns of Ardales and Alora. This one-way path takes you from Adales all the way to El Chorro, promising views of the winding river and thrills from walking a hanging path over the gorge. Take it all in and listen to stories and facts about the path, said to be the most beautiful in Spain. Decide to stay in El Chorro or opt for the shuttle home at an extra cost.

Malaga: Caminito del Rey Path Day Trip with Guide

3. 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. Join your guide and take in views of Sierra de Alcaparaín as well as orange tree plantations and Andalusian white villages on your drive. Make a 1-hour stop in the picturesque town of Ardales before starting on the Caminito del Rey hiking trail. Learn about the history and significance of the pathway on your way. Discover the importance of the main water reserve in this province of Spain, the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam. Admire views of the Guadalhorce River and walk through the path over the gorge on the same waterway. On the way back, stop to taste a local wine at a restaurant and enjoy free time for lunch on your own.

Caminito del Rey: Trekking Tour with Hiking Guide

4. Caminito del Rey: Trekking Tour with Hiking Guide

Join a hike along the Caminito del Rey, a one-direction walkway that starts in Ardales and ends at Álora. Follow your guide as they tell you the history of the walkway and Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes Canyon. Walk across the famous footbridge and admire breathtaking landscapes. This walking tour begins at Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, a water reserve in Malaga. As you hike, learn about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Canyon, carved by the Guadalhorce River, from your guide. See how 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), 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 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).

From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip with Guide

5. From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip with Guide

Explore the Caminito del Rey with a local guide on this day trip. Walk the trails, travel across the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes footbridge, and enjoy transfers from Costa del Sol. Start the day with bus pick-up at the meeting points in Costa del Sol. Upon arrival at the Caminito del Rey, you will meet your guide and be provided with helmets, and hear the safety measures in place. Trek the 7.7 kilometers of walkways and trails accompanied by a local guide. Discover how it was built despite the adversities. Marvel at the natural and transcendental landscape around you.  Cross the Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes, a narrow footbridge anchored to the rock and suspended more than 100 meters in the air. Be thrilled at the end of the bridge as you look out on the narrow gorge beneath you. After completing the trails, have a well-deserved rest on the bus ride back to Costa del Sol.

Málaga: Caminito del Rey and El Chorro Climbing Trip

6. Málaga: Caminito del Rey and El Chorro Climbing Trip

Do you want to visit the Caminito del Rey? We better propose you a full day experience. First we will visit the Caminito del Rey and in the afternoon we will have the experience of climbing on the rocks of El Chorro, one of the best climbing paradises in Europe. Our tour begins at the Hotel La Garganta; At the Reception we will validate your reservation and right here you will meet your guide who will be with you throughout the entire day. From the hotel, we will go to the beginning of the Caminito in the North zone, where we will continue on foot discovering all the history, curiosities and anecdotes that surround this natural environment. Once the Caminito del Rey is finished, we will start climbing. Discover what each part of the material is for, harness, grigri, climbing shoes... Climb a vertical wall fully insured, feel that sensation of reaching the top. How do you do to get down? "Rappelling" is the answer, almost like flying! Let you fall and trust the rope. Yes, an experience to live and discover the thousand and one possibilities of the mountain. The timing for the activity is: • 9:30: Meeting at the reception of the Hotel La Garganta • 10:00: Transfer to the north zone, Caminito del Rey access • 13:30: Arrival at Hotel La Garganta and free time to rest and eat • 15:00: Meeting at the reception of the Hotel La Garganta • 15:15: Transfer to the Climbing sector • 15:30: Climbing time • 19:30: End of the adventure and see you next time!

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What people are saying about Álora

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Ian was amazing! Great sense of humor and knowledge. I have severe vertigo and he helped me across the bridge twice, and walking in the walkway alone. Great experience ! The other travelers were encouraging and kindhearted to me even though I was painfully slow!

Everything was amazing! Our guide, Rachel, was such a great character. She kept everyone engaged and supported. Plus the overall timing and planning was very comfortable. The path itself is stunning. Might be tough if you're afraid of heights.

This tour experience is amazing & one for the books. Our guide, Mercedes kept us safe and informed of the historical significance of the place throughout the activity.

It was easy to find the guides. The caminito was gorgeous and guides and the driver were super nice too

Very beautiful and easy trail. the guide Jose Miguel was excellent at telling us the story of caminito