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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.

Caminito del Rey: Trekking Tour with Hiking Guide

2. 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

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Álora

Excellent tour with excellent guides. A young fun tour guide Fran was with us on the bus. He gave us information about the walk itself and the villages we passed along the way. We were then split into 2 groups where i was in a group lead by Ian. Very knowledgeable person who, originally from London, has lived in the area for the past 20+ years and gave us lots of information about the history of the dam, the flora and fauna of the area and how the canyon itself came to exist. Plenty of time after the walk for a rest down, beer or refreshment. Overall the tour took just over 6 hours. If looking for a fun day trip from Malaga with spectacular views, i'd definitely recommend this tour. Greetings from Ireland sláinte

Spectacular area and absolute recommendation! Yes, sometimes you wish you had a little more time to linger and take photos, but many other people also want to see this great experience and the sidewalks are just narrow. The information no toilet for 7.7 km and the fresh weather stressed us out a bit. At this height, the suspension bridge is a challenge to overcome, so you should think about that in advance, there is no turning back. It was great to get there, lots of local information from our tour guide Anna, who spoke very understandable Spanish and English.

Really enjoyed the whole trip from beginning to end. Everything was well organised. Our guide Jose Miguel had great stories and lived near the place. You could really see that he was passionate about it. There was plenty of time to take pictures and the views were amazing. Book in the afternoon so you don't have to walk in the hot sun. It was a once in a lifetime experience!

Geweldig uitzicht, leuke gids, busrit niet te lang. Niet voor mensen die slecht ter been zijn. Anders doen!

The guide was amazing , Jose we enjoyed alot , nice and safe trip