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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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What people are saying about Gaitanes Gorge

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,171 reviews

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

Top quality tour, excellent adventure with great guides