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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 Málaga: Caminito del Rey Small-Group Tour with Picnic

2. From Málaga: Caminito del Rey Small-Group Tour with Picnic

Depart from Málaga city center in an air-conditioned van and head towards the dam of Conde del Guadalhorce. On the way, you’ll cross the Guadalhorce Valley, a region famous for its production of citrus trees. Ascend into the Sierra de Alcaparaín and past several quaint villages. Hike from the dam to the beginning of the Caminito del Rey. Discover more about the geology of the natural park, the plants and animals of the Mediterranean, the surrounding landscape, and the local way of life. Stop to take photos at the most breathtaking viewpoints. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch within the national park, including local delicacies. Once your hiking is done for the day, take the van back to central Málaga.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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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Malaga: Caminito del Rey and Bobastro Ruins

7. Malaga: Caminito del Rey and Bobastro Ruins

Get out of Malaga city and start your day with a breakfast of mollete antequerano in Álora before setting off to explore the beauty of Caminito del Rey with your guide. Walk along 7.7 kilometers of walkways and trails leading to a 105-meter high suspension bridge over the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes at the end. Enjoy incredible views of Caminito del Rey. Visit the ruins of Bobastro, a fascinating 9th-century cave complex. See the ruins of an old cave church and learn about this historical site.

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From Málaga: Guided Hike in El Torcal de Antequera

8. 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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From Ardales: Hike with Views of Caminito del Rey

9. From Ardales: Hike with Views of Caminito del Rey

Discover the high-walled rock formations of the Caminito del Rey walkway on this guided hike to the stone chairs at the Sillón del Rey. Walk on the Gaitanejo path along the emerald green water of the reservoir. Meet your guide at the El Kiosko restaurant and begin your 250 meter accent of the Pico del Convento mountain. Enjoy views of the marshlands below and the steep cliffs of the Caminito del Rey walkway. Continue along the Gaitanejo path to reach two viewpoints where you can admire the dynamic landscapes below. Finish your hike at Sillón del Rey where you can snap a picture with a stone armchair where King Alfonso XIII once sat. 

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From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

10. 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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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.

This was a fantastic experience. However, this really is for the adventurous and fit. And you really can't be scared of heights. We had never climbed before, and this was an awesome introduction. The guides were brilliant. Gave excellent instruction and were fun to be with. Highly recommended for those who love a little adventure. Take flexible clothing and a windproof. It can be cold, windy and baking hot all within a few minutes.

Completely changed our mind about guides and guided tours. Paul was simply the best. He made this experience a 100x better - do yourself a favour and do the guided caminito.

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

Beautiful place and Rosi is an excellent tour guide