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From Costa del Sol & Málaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

1. 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.

From Seville: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Hike

2. From Seville: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Hike

Depart Seville in the morning and take a 2-hour drive by minivan to the start of the famous El Caminito del Rey walking trail. Upon arrival in the town of Ardales, enjoy a coffee or breakfast at your own expense to give you energy for your 7-kilometer hike. Step onto the renovated walkway of wooden boardwalks and make your way through the magnificent Los Gaitanes Gorge. Marvel at the rugged rock formations surrounding you and take in the spectacular views of the Guadalhorce River. Summon up the courage to cross the new suspension bridge 100 meters above the El Chorro Gorge. End close to the town of El Chorro after about 2 to 3 hours of walking, and catch the bus back to the entry point to enjoy lunch at a restaurant. Journey back to Seville in the evening for the end of the tour services.

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What people are saying about Ardales

The Guide ‘Alex’ was very informative about the walk, he told everyone about what conditions to expect, and what they could and could not do during the trek. Very informative about the actual walk, describing the history with some excellent anicdotes, he was also very careful to include safety awarenes. The actual walk was very good and I would recommend for the thrill seeker in you, that this is a must do whilst in the Cost Del Sol area, a remarkable adventures day out.

very nice experience! Not very sporty and stable ground (suspension bridge during a course) A few steps, you have to be in relatively good condition for the activity (a few steps up or down sometimes very narrow) The place is incredible! We separate to walk at our own pace which is great. The downside is that we don't have the explanations of the guide who brings up the rear.

My experience with Alex, the guide was just exceptional he was very informative and helpful throughout the hike.. I was doing a solo trip and his cordial nature made it all the more fun.. I had interactions with Frans, who was overseeing the Spanish speaking group, but he was also very friendly and made me feel very welcome

Good information before the trip and the bus arrived on time. The guide was both funny and skilled and everything worked perfectly. A fantastic experience.

Great experience, everything is very well organised and the guides are very prepared. I absolutely recommend.