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From Ardales: Half-Day Excursion to the Caminito del Rey

1. From Ardales: Half-Day Excursion to the Caminito del Rey

Discover a landscape of extraordinary beauty just north of Málaga on a half-day excursion to the walkway of the Caminito del Rey. Take in views of the Gaitanes Gorge, hear stories from your guide, and encounter the King's Chair. Encounter a footbridge over 3 kilometers in length, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes). Experience one of the province's most beautiful natural enclaves at a canyon excavated by the river Guadalhorce. The route can reach up to 105 meters in height. The total journey of the Caminito del Rey is 7.7 kilometers. Start by foot and follow the linear path descending from north to south. Discover and visit the King's Chair as part of your journey. Join a Spanish-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour. Hear anecdotes and learn all the curiosities surrounding the location and construction of the walkway.

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From Costa del Sol or Málaga: Caminito del Rey with Tapas

2. From Costa del Sol or Málaga: Caminito del Rey with Tapas

Discover the scenic beauty of the Caminito del Rey trail on a guided excursion from Málaga or from selected areas of the Costa del Sol. Traverse the El Chorro Gorge and enjoy some tapas after the hike. Start your day with pickup by bus from different points of the Costa del Sol or Málaga and depart for Ardales. Stop for breakfast (not included) along the way at a local restaurant with plenty of typical local products. Finally, arrive at the northern access point of the Caminito del Rey. The group will then walk through a small and quite long tunnel to reach the natural paths that leads to the entrance check point of the Gorge. At that point, you'll receive a helmet together with the safety instructions. Your guide will also join you to give you further explanations of what will be found during the trek but also many hints about the history of this peculiar construction. The Gorge, called Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, is a natural pass across the hills that separate the Málaga coastline from the inlands. The River Guadalhorce flows at the bottom of the gorges, after having passed through the reservoirs. El Chorro means "the Spurt": your guide will explain why. El Caminito del Rey is nowadays a rebuilt path that stretches between two gorges, canyons and a large valley, along pathways or boardwalks. It is safe and comfortable to walk as most of the path is flat or downhill. The route goes in one direction, downwards from the north to the south.  Your bus will be waiting near the exit point, but before driving back to the Costa del Sol, you will try some local tapas from a small bar close by. Once this light lunch is over, travel back to Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

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From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

3. From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

Discover El Caminito del Rey, known as the most dangerous path in the world, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Spain and Málaga. Take in its incredible views, its fascinating history, and its undeniable spectacularity on this must-see excursion to the Caminito del Rey when you're in Malaga. Take a pedestrian walkway more than 3 kilometers long, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge. Explore one of the most beautiful natural enclaves in the province, just 30 kilometers north of Málaga. Find out how the canyon was excavated by the Guadalhorce River. Although the best–known part of the road is the recently restored walkways, the total route of your Caminito del Rey walk is 7.7 kilometers. Your guide will accompany you throughout the tour of the Caminito del Rey, sharing anecdotes and curiosities surrounding this incredible construction.

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Málaga: 3-Hour E-Bike Tour of Montes de Malaga Natural Park

4. Málaga: 3-Hour E-Bike Tour of Montes de Malaga Natural Park

Begin your tour with a ride along the canal to leave the hustle and bustle of Malaga. Pass attractions like the football stadium and botanical garden on your way to the mountains. Head off-road where Montes de Malaga Natural Park begins and enjoy your ride on a remote and quiet track. The lovely woods and a fantastic view will accompany you on the rocky way up to the top. Reaching the end of the track, have the opportunity to take a break. If you'd like, get snacks and refreshments at a restaurant located in the mountains. While at the top relax and enjoy the views of the landscape.  After taking in the views, select how you would like to go downhill, easily on asphalt or the more exciting way off-road. While cycling down again, go along the coast and across the port, before concluding your journey at its original starting point.

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Caminito del Rey: Trekking Walkway in Malaga

5. Caminito del Rey: Trekking Walkway in Malaga

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).

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From Málaga: Guided Hike in El Torcal de Antequera

6. From Málaga: Guided Hike in El Torcal de Antequera

Discover one of the most amazing karstic landscapes in the world on this hiking trip from Málaga to the Torcal de Antequera nature reserve. Embark on a magical 3-mile journey, traveling millions of years into the past as you walk through stones that were under the Tethys Sea. After pickup, cross the mountains of Málaga, first by highway and then by road, into the beautiful countryside. Arrive 1200 meters above sea level at the starting point, the Torcal Alto Visitor Center, and begin your 4.5 km (3-mile) hike via the Ammonites Route. Explore all the different geological formations of the natural park. Feel the mystery of this place, only changed because of millions of years of erosion. Spot unique scenery and stone shapes that will make you feel you’ve traveled to a different planet or time. At the end of the tour, choose to stop for a drink at the visitor center (not included) before heading back to Málaga for drop-off.

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Málaga: Caminito del Rey Tour with Tapas

7. Málaga: Caminito del Rey Tour with Tapas

Discover one of the most amazing gorges in Spain. Experience a breathtaking walk through the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes along the Caminito del Rey and enjoy some delicious tapas at the end of the tour. Your guide will escort you along the whole route of the Caminito del Rey, sharing stories and curiosities about this incredible construction. Caminito is a perfectly safe hike of 2.5 hours duration approx.

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Malaga: 3-Hour E-Bike Tour to White Village Olías

8. Malaga: 3-Hour E-Bike Tour to White Village Olías

Begin your e-bike tour by first cycling through the city of Málaga until the foot of the mountain. From there on, an ambitious climb awaits you, which is not problem since you'll have the assistance of your e-motor. Going up the hill, enjoy the views of the city, including the football stadium and the botanical garden. Easily ride up on a well maintained, light traffic road. Upon reaching the peak, an observation deck awaits you, where you can take memorable pictures and have a break with some refreshments. Roll downhill and enjoy the pleasant winding passages. Reach Olías, one of the area's famous white villages hidden in the mountains. Take the opportunity to meander through and experience some local culture.  Get back to sea level and arrive at the small fishermen's village El Palo. Take another break in one of the modest restaurants located directly by the sea. Afterward, take a comfortable ride along the coast and visit the remarkable harbor, before returning to the meeting point of your ride.

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From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

9. From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

Your day of adventure starts with a comfortable mini-van ride. When you arrive, your tour guide will lead you through the UNESCO world heritage site to see the sphinx, robot, screw and cathedral rock formations, as well as discover the hidden Ammonites in the park. Regarded as one of the most impressive karst landscapes in Europe, El Torcal de Antequera is full of unique geological rock formations for you to discover. While you hike, your local guide will teach you about how these ancient rock shapes were formed. Enjoy the scenery around you with multiple stops at different viewpoints. And, don’t forget to keep an eye out for griffon vultures, wild goats, reptiles, and wild foxes that sometimes appear looking for food.

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Marbella: E-Mountain Bike Explorer Tour

10. Marbella: E-Mountain Bike Explorer Tour

If you have ever dreamt of exploring the mountains and White Villages of Spain by bike, but know your legs are not quite up to the job, then Electric Mountain Bikes are just right for you! On your tour, you will go on an adventure through the foothills of the Sierra Blanca using little effort thanks to the help of your bikes. You will receive full instruction from your professional guide on how to use your EMTB, so that you can safely enjoy the beauty of the mountains and see places only the fittest and strongest cyclists could reach before. Your professional guides will take you along traditional trails to visit unspoiled white villages, like Istan, where you can enjoy a quick drink and experience the traditional Andalusian way of life. Then, back on the bikes, you will discover the beauty of the Mediterranean forest and enjoy spectacular views back down to Marbella, Puerto Banus and the Mediterranean below.

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What people are saying about Province of Málaga

We did book this tour reading reviews and would recommend taking this tour for the best experience. Our guide was Carlos very friendly and knowledgeable. We even got a lift to a restaurant in a nearby village by Carlos and his colleague as there was no train till late evening and helped us to take a taxi till Alora station. Carlos did provide a lot of detailed information about the place to us. This was a memorable experience passing through King's Path.

I wanted to meet her and I'm sure I will return to do the long fixed route. It is a non-stop looking, time passes in a minute. And to think that everything was at the bottom of the sea ... You have to see it ... Impressive ...

Excellent service, great trip and extremely knowledgeable guide (thanks, Ales)

Loved the Caminito del Rey - great walk, great views & great memories!

In the fall I would put on a good coat it can be quite windy