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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 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 & Malaga: Caminito del Rey Guided Tour

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

4. 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

5. 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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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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From Malaga: Torcal de Antequera Hiking Tour

8. 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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From Malaga: Day Trip to the Sierra Nevada

9. From Malaga: Day Trip to the Sierra Nevada

Depart Malaga and get back to nature in the beautiful Sierra Nevada National Park. Learn the secrets of the mountain range, known as the sister of the Alps and Himalayas. Marvel at the beauty of the streams, lagoons and waterfalls, and discover snow tunnels and high mountain meadows. Be amazed that the high mountain peaks are capped with snow, even in the summer, as they soar to heights of up to 2,600 meters above sea level. Fill your lungs with fresh mountain air. Hear about the unique ecosystem of the park and its forests before driving back to Malaga.

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Caminito del Rey Private Tour from Costa del Sol

10. Caminito del Rey Private Tour from Costa del Sol

Start the day with a convenient pickup from your hotel, followed by a relaxing drive out of the city to Ardales. Listen to your friendly guide as they share their fascinating insight into the history of the region as you pass through small towns and farmlands. Arrive at the Caminito del Rey, gather your trekking gear and prepare to embark on a journey that's bursting with scenery, geology, and history. Enter the gorge and slowly make your way along a wooden pathway that's attached to sheer rock walls, giving you a unique perspective that's unlike any other hiking experience. If you're brave enough, look down into the canyon at the striking green water and thriving plant life that covers its floor, as your guide enlightens you to its history. Your journey takes you past the Gaitanejos and Gaitanes gorges and by the Hoyo Valley, with plenty of time to stop and take in the views. Cross over a hanging bridge and feel a serious adrenaline rush before completing your adventure with a bus ride from Alora to Ardales, then drop-off back at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Málaga

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,471 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.

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