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From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

1. From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Full-Day Tour

Have an adventure along the El Caminito del Rey and walk 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. Discover the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Canyon, and Guadalhorce River's history and importance to El Caminito del Rey. Meet your guide and board your bus for a ride towards Conde de Guadalhorce Dam. Begin your walking tour and learn how the dam is Malaga's main water reserve. Hear about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes and how the canyon was carved by the Guadalhorce River from your guide. Prepare to test your nerves on a high-up adventure along El Caminito del Rey. Follow the path which is about 3 kilometers long and less than 1 meter wide, hanging 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. See the construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro and how the pathway was built for maintaining the channel. The path is known as El Caminito del Rey (the little pathway of the king) because it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII.

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

2. From Costa del Sol & Malaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

Begin your day with a pickup and travel to Ardales. Make a stop at the Venta El Cruce, which is a local restaurant with plenty of typical local products and delicacies. Return to the coach 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. Receive a helmet and listen to the safety instructions. Your guide will join you and explain to you what you will find during the trek and give you 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 Malaga 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 and your guide will explain why.  El Caminito de Rey, after many year of total abandonment, is now a rebuilt path that stretches between two gorges or canyons and a large valley. It is safe and comfortable to walk as most of the path is flat or downhill. The route goes in one direction downhill from the north to the south. The bus will be waiting at the exit point. Once the group is on board the coach, you will return to the Costa del Sol and be dropped off at your pickup point.

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Caminito del Rey Path: Full-Day Tour

3. Caminito del Rey Path: Full-Day Tour

Your walking tour begins at the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, the main water reserve in the province of Malaga. From your guide you’ll learn about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. This canyon, carved by the Guadalhorce River, is at the center of the province. 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 (the little pathway of the king), as it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. The length of the path is about 3kms and it is less than 1m wide. It hangs 100m above the Guadalhorce River. Test your nerve on this high-up adventure! Having finished the breathtaking Caminito del Rey, the bus will take you to Álora, a little village outside of El Caminito del Rey. A local product tasting will take place in a local restaurant, with products like almonds, oil, bread, wine and olives.

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From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Private Guided Tour

4. From Malaga: Caminito del Rey Private Guided Tour

Be collected at your accommodation and embark on the 55-minute journey to the site. On arrival, take a tour with an official guide for two hours and see the stunning views of The Caminito del Rey (King’s Little Path). The Caminito is a narrow cliffside path hanging 100 meters above the waters of the river Guadalhorce. It was built onto the side of the limestone rock face. It passes through the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (Gaitanes Gorge), which is also known as Garganta del Chorro (the throat of Chorro). It offers spectacular heart-stopping views down a sheer drop to the churning waters. The path runs from the Embalse de Guadalhorce reservoir, through the famous El Chorro gorge, and to El Chorro village, which is a major center for rock-climbing with a couple of rural hotels and a train station. The nearest town is Alora to the south along the Guadalhorce river valley. After your tour, enjoy 45 minutes of free time exploring the attraction before your return journey to your accommodation. 

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From Málaga: Day Trip to Caminito del Rey

5. From Málaga: Day Trip to Caminito del Rey

Your adventure starts in Málaga city center, where your guides will welcome you and answer your every question. When you arrive at Caminito del Rey, the fun begins. Discover the place and learn the history, evolution and anecdotes of the place. During the last part of the day, you will have the opportunity to swim in the lake or have something to eat or drink. You will return to Málaga, after an incredible day, with many unforgettable photos and memories. 

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What people are saying about Guadalhorce

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,693 reviews

We have had a perfect day despite the cold weather. Why?We were lucky to be in the company of a perfect guide named Paul. He was kind, and could tell facts about the Camanito in a very vivid way. You can tell he used to be a teacher because of the way he handled the interaction in our group combined with (fun) facts. If I was the CEO of this company I would be proud to have an employee like him. Thanks Paul for a nice experience. Kind regards, Elja de Jonge

It was wonderfull. A bit cold but there was an email warning about the temperature. We had the tour at 10.30 so it was warmer. A pity that we gad to wait for one hour before we could pass the entrance that was not a fould of the organisation

This is a fantastic day trip, great experience of the mountains, with Paul, who is a humorous, knowledgeable and passionate host, I highly recommend this trip to the Caminito.

This unique experience was worth every effort. It is so wonderful it could not fail to please.

Really enjoyable tour and Paul was an amazing guide. Transport easy, comfortable and quick.