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From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip

1. 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

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.

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Mijas, Marbella & Puerto Banús From Málaga

3. Mijas, Marbella & Puerto Banús From Málaga

You will start the trip to reach the typical village of Mijas. This town, located in the center of the Sierra de Mijas, is dominated by the ruins of an Arab palace. The town, typically Andalusian, is formed by narrow streets with white houses characterized by elegant wrought iron grilles. Later you will have free time to admire the great panorama of the coasts, the mountains and take a walk to discover this curious city. After the free time in Mijas you will resume the trip to Marbella, on arrival you will take a small panoramic overview of the city by bus and later a walk through the city, after the walk you can enjoy free time in the city. You will leave Marbella behind to continue towards Puerto Banús, a key point on the Costa del Sol for celebrities and the wealthy, enjoy free time to see its marina, its promenade or have a drink in one of its many establishments.

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Malaga: Monumental 2-Hour Segway Tour

4. Malaga: Monumental 2-Hour Segway Tour

See the sights of Malaga with a local guide. Get a short practice session and safety briefing before you set off to ensure you feel comfortable and confident on the 2-wheel electric vehicle. Start your guided tour from the Paseo del Parque, then pass through the Palmeral de las Sorpresas straight to Port of Malaga. Stop near the Cathedral, also called la Manquita because the construction of the South Tower has never been completed. Go past the great Picasso Museum and head to the Plaza de la Merced, an important square in Malaga. After seeing the Roman Amphitheatre, built by César Augusto, roll onwards to the Monte de Gilbralfaro and over to the Parador Nacional. Enjoy the most amazing views of the coast and take a lot of photos. Ride back to the city and roll up at the Plaza de Uncibay. Feel free to ask any questions and get useful recommendations from your friendly guide.

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Málaga: Traditional Tapas and Wine Tour

5. Málaga: Traditional Tapas and Wine Tour

Start this tour in a 200-year-old winery, where you will have your first Málaga sweet wine. The differences between each type of wine, the grapes used, etc. will be explained by a professional local guide. Next, go to the famous Bodega El Pimpi, the second oldest winery in town. and discover the hidden local’s corner in a Traditional Andalusian House. With amazing folkloric decoration, El Pimpi offers a wide range of different wines from Málaga. Have your first tapas and start enjoying the best of Málaga’s gastronomy. Experience a real Andalusian tavern at Calle Carretería and fully immerse in the locals’ atmosphere. Taste the house specialty: Spanish Vermouth. Try about 5-6 homemade tapas per person or more to share. You'll be full by the end of the tour.

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Málaga: Guided E-Bike Tour with Full Day Rental

6. Málaga: Guided E-Bike Tour with Full Day Rental

Experience Málaga in style with this combination e-bike tour and rental. Begin with a guided tour of the city led by experienced guides who’ll share with you lots of information and tips about Málaga. This isn’t the same old history tour: this is a tour that will teach you about Málaga’s lifestyle and culture. Learn where the best attractions, restaurants and terraces are, and essentially, how to best enjoy the city. Ride your electric bikes past the Gibralfaro Castle, the luxurious Paseo del Parque, the port, and the many promenades. When you arrive at the beach, the tour section of your day is over, and you’re free to go anywhere you want with your e-bikes. After the morning tour, you’ll have plenty of ideas of what you want to explore. Your tour guide will give you a map and answer any lingering questions you may have before you continue on by yourself. Stay in the city, or ride along Málaga’s promenade towards the old fishing villages. Just a tip: Pedregalejo, el Palo and Rincón de la Victoria are full of life and delicious Chiringuitos.

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GPS Crime Challenge Málaga

7. GPS Crime Challenge Málaga

Meet your chief detective guide at the meeting point (next to the fountain, Plaza de la Constitución). Your guide will welcome you with a small introduction and provide you with all the material you will need during your crime investigation (Treasure book with the suspects, possible weapons, possible crime scenes, GPS device containing the 10 stations your tour will lead you to, fun investigation gadgets and a bottle of water). You will be equipped with a simple mobile phone, so you can reach the guide at any time during your investigation if you need a hint or if there are any questions left. After the introduction, you will explore Málaga at your own pace. The easy to handle GPS device leads you to 10 different stations in the historical center of Málaga. At each station, you are looking for hidden boxes and items. Step by step you will be able to solve the fictive crime by clues you will find in the boxes and items. Meanwhile, you can take your time to discover the sights, narrow streets and cultural hot spots of Málaga. At the end of your crime tour in Málaga your chief detective guide will await you at your last station with the final task you can solve to open a secret box, containing a lovely treasure that you can take back home.

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Málaga: Professional Photoshoot and City Tour

8. Málaga: Professional Photoshoot and City Tour

Join this professional photoshoot tour with an experienced photographer in extraordinary places if you dream of magical pictures in Málaga. This is tour is perfect if you’re travelling solo around, as a couple, or in a group in the Costa del Sol and want some nice shots for your social media, and you want to do some sightseeing and at the same time bring back home beautiful memories. Choose from Malaga’s many different scenic locations. From la Málagueta beach and the new port, to beautiful gardens filled with palm trees and the captivating Old Town. Get amazing shots in the Street Art Districts of Soho and Lagunillas. All these places are located in Malaga city center and taking less than 10 mins to walk from one to the other so you can choose more than one place for the shooting. Receive all of the photos and 20 edited HD pictures in less than a week to share with your family and friends. Bring two different outfits if you like, to maximise the experience.

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Malaga: 3-Hour Bachelorette Treasure Hunt

9. Malaga: 3-Hour Bachelorette Treasure Hunt

Equipped with a treasure hunt adventure set, you and your girls will navigate yourselves independently through the beautiful city center of Malaga searching for the secret treasure. Your treasure book provides you with interesting facts about the city and a lot of secret tips: what to do and which places to visit during your holiday in Malaga. At each treasure hunt ‘station’ your GPS compass leads you to, you’ll look for hidden clues to help you open the secret treasure box at the end of this unique activity. As well as a fun group challenge, there’s also a truth-or-dare game waiting at every station. You’ll find a couple of surprises for the girls along the way and of course a special treasure waiting for you at the end of your adventure.

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What people are saying about Málaga

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 494 reviews

The battery operated motor on the e-bike made the journey much more doable for me, since I’m not in peak shape (see what I did there?!?) but of course you still have to pedal so it definitely requires some exertion and my legs and arms were feeling it. Overall it was so beautiful to get out into nature and see a different view of the city, and get some exercise. My poor bottom is pretty bruised! I highly recommend the tour. An inexperienced mountain biker like myself was in great hands with guidance from our highly knowledgeable, caring, tour guide Ari, who spoke perfect English. Trevor had a flat tire so Ari changed the tube on the trail and also gave us a lesson on how it’s done at the same time.

It was an absolutely recommendable city tour. Our guide Fedor took good care of us and answered all questions that he hadn't answered in advance anyway. With the Segway through the city is not rocket science even for inexperienced people after a short introduction. The four of us had our private tour and would do it again and again.

My first experience with an eMTB. It was a lot of fun and the view of the city from the mountain is great. But it is still exhausting and I would also recommend padded pants.

Geweldige tour met supergids Francisco. Leuke offroad paden en geweldige uitzichten. En met de elektrische MTB kan iedereen de bergen in. Aanrader!

Very professional photographer, she make the session and journey very intresting and joyful. Highly recommended