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From Málaga: Day Trip to Caminito del Rey

1. From Málaga: Day Trip to Caminito del Rey

Explore Caminito del Rey, once the most dangerous path in the world, on a guided day trip from Málaga. Rebuilt in 2015, it's currently a very safe and accessible walkway. Be driven to the spot, just 1 hour away from Málaga city, and walk the 7.7 km trail across the heart of the Gaitanes Gorge 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. 

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

2. 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.

Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

3. Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

Admire the beauty of the Gaitanes Gorge on this day trip from Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar to the Caminito del Rey walkway. Follow your guide on a trail that is attached to the gorge walls 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. End your tour with a drink of your choice at a local bar.  Choose pickup a option that is close to you with tour options for pickup in centrally-located stops in Nerja, Torrox, or Torre del Mar. Relax aboard a spacious and comfortable bus on the journey to the Caminito del Rey walkway. Listen as your guide tells you about the surroundings and makes recommendations on where to eat. Start your walk in the late morning and go through a tunnel that leads to where the Caminito del Rey trail begins. Equip yourself with a safety helmet and begin your hiking adventure. Feel the thrill of walking above to Guadalhorce River at from the north access point and make your way for approximately 2 .5 hours at a gentle pace. Snap photos of unique canyon landscapes during picture stops along the route. Take a refreshing break at the south access point. At the end of the hike, have time to rest and sip on a revitalizing free drink of your choice. Have the option of purchasing lunch before boarding the bus and returning to your pickup point.

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.

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

5. 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.

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. Finish your tour back at the visitor center.

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

7. 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.

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.

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.

From Malaga: Group Tour to Caminito del Rey

10. From Malaga: Group Tour to Caminito del Rey

Your tour begins as your driver picks you up from Malaga. From there, head towards Ardales to begin hiking by the “Kiosko” restaurant, located near the entrance of Caminito del Rey. Following a short hike, the gate of Caminito del Rey will be reached. Whilst there, listen as your guide explains the relevance of this area in relation to Spanish contemporary history. Tour the electric power house, the railway, the recevoir, among other important sites. Later, continue along the walkway passing by the Gaitanejos cliffs, Hoyo Valley, the Gaitanes cliffs, and Ribera Bridge, before finally passing over the hanging bridge. At the conclusion of your hiking trail, return to your starting point in Malaga City.

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What people are saying about Málaga

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,004 reviews

Easy to find meeting point. Coach was comfortable and air conditioned. Guide told us of the interesting history of the area than in three languages. Briefing instructions were clear and in various languages. Apart from the bridge at the end which was a bit airy, the walk felt safe. We were lucky that we had great weather for the trip.

It was a great day, with enthusiastic knowledgable guides. Loved the free time as well to take photos and sit down for a bit to really appreciate the beauty!

Very nice guide, tour adapted to the participants, small group, good transport in a pleasant mini bus. In general everything is fine!

If you are scared od hights, dont go..otherwise Its a great trip with breathtaking wiews.

One unpredictable emotion, safety, easy- find meeting point