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Caminito del Rey tour from Malaga

Calle Cerezuela, 3, Málaga, Spain

6 Hours


Up to 3 days

Group Size

8 people


English, Espanol


Caminito del Rey tour from Malaga.

The trip.

In this Caminito del Rey tour from Malaga in a small group you will discover one of the most beautiful gorges in the world. Departing from Malaga city center in our van (50 minutes drive) we will discover the Guadalhorce valley, a unique valley in the province specialized in the production of citrus trees. We will ascend and cross the mountains of Malaga and some white villages.

Once in Ardales, we will get in the Natural Park, where you can enjoy the views of the Guadalhorce lake, the olive and almond trees plantation in a hilly landscape full of windmills.

The hike.

Once in the parking, we will start the Caminito del Rey hike (8 kms) crossing the tunnel and we will get into the forest. We have 1,5 km until the entry of the oficial area and the first gorge. Once in the check in area we have to put on the helmets and we get into the Gaitanejos gorge. You will be amazed by this narrow gorge and by the beautiful orange colours of the limestone. We will stop in some spots to discover the history and the wild life of the natural park.

Once finished the first gorge we will get into a beautiful valley. The views from the valley are beautiful with some stunning view points to the next gorge. Once in the forest we will do a relaxing picnic with local products at one side of the kings path.

We are facing the last part of the valley and aproaching the second and even more beautiful gorge. In Los Gaitanes gorge, the kings walkway is breathtaking due to the vertical views. We will discover some geologic phenomenon, some fossils and some spectacular views until we get into the suspension bridge. Here you will feel like floating in the air suspended 120 meters over the river.

The way back.

We still have to cross the last part over El Chorro reservoir and hike until El Chorro village, where we will get the shuttle bus to come back to the starting point and then come back to Malaga in the van.

If you dont get a spot in this Caminito del rey tour from Malaga you always can book our Caminito del Rey tour in a mini bus.

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  • Hike throught the most breathtaking gorges in Europe.
  • Inmersion in the productions and traditions of the guadalhorce valley.
  • Local guide expert in the history and geography of Caminito del Rey.
  • SMALL GRUOP (max 8 p.) of independent travellers from all around the world.
  • Picnic in the Natural Park with local products.

What you will do

I will pick you up in Malaga city center (calle cerezuela n3) and we will go to the dam of Conde del Guadalhorce. In the way we will cross the guadalhorce valley, a unique valley in the province specialized in the production of citrus trees. We will ascend and cross the range of Alcaparain and some white villages.
From the reservoir of Guadalhorce, we will start the hike crossing a tunnel made under the rock until the entrance of the king's walkway. We will discover the geology of the natural park, the mediterranean plants and animals, the landscape. We will stop at the most breathtaking view points to admire the gorges and to take pictures.
At the end of the hike we will take the shuttle bus which will leave us at the start of the hike.
We come back to Malaga from the reservoir of Guadalhorce.
Drop off in Malaga City Centre.


  • Specialized bilingual guide.
  • Private Transport from Malaga city center.
  • Poncho coat in case it rains.
  • Picnic with local products.
  • Fresh water.
  • King´s Walkway tickets.
  • Shuttle bus from the finish of the hike to the start of the hike.
  • All other clothing.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed in the van.
  • To wear flip flops or sandals during the hike is not allowed.


5-6 hours



Activity Types


Activity's Location

Calle Cerezuela, 3, Málaga, Spain


I'm not staying in Malaga, how do I get to the pickup location?
If you are staying in Torremolinos, Benalmadena or Fuengirola, the meeting poing is just three minutes walking from the last train station in Malaga ("Alameda").
Can we be picked up somewhere else?
If you want to hire a private guided tour for your group we can arrange a meeting point close to your accommodation.
Can we do the hike with sneakers?
Yes, most people do the hike with sneakers or other comfortable shoes. Flip flops are not allowed in the natural park.
What is the minimun age to do the hike?
Kids under 8 years old are not allowed in the natural park due to security reasons.
Is a big meal included?
Water and some snacks are included but not a big meal.
Do you recommend this hike to people with vertigo or afraid of heights?


Based on 53 reviews
Very Good

Thank you for this amazing day

Alfonso was very personable. The meeting spot was easy to find and very close to the old city. The drive was comfortable. Alfonso was animated and detailed in his explanation of the area and history. He provided water and a poncho for possible inclement weather as well as a small picnic lunch. His group is 8 maximum making it easy to hear and enjoy and participate. The walk is for the most part flat. He stated he is in communication daily with the canyon staff re safety concerns. Would definitely recommend.
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We really enjoyed this tour

Great experience, very unique and spectacular landscape. Alfonso is a great guide, very friendly and extremely knowledgeable and qualified about his subject. He did everything to ensure that everyone on the tour got the most out of, taking great photos, having a picnic and sharing his knowledge not just about the Caminito but also about wines, crops, Spain ..... all very interesting. Great trip, go on it, you wont be disappointed.

Dont miss this

What a great trip with Alfonso. The experience was great,definitely a must see, and Alfonso was funny and charismatic which adds even more charm to a great trip. Would definitely recommend

Great time!!

We had such a great time hiking in Caminito del Rey with Alfonso and the rest of the group. Alfonso was punctual, professional and he also has a great sense of humour. Gracias for the unforgettable experience !

What a great trip!

Alfonso is a great guide and a very nice person. He knows everything about El Caminito and is ready to answer all your questions. I really recommend this experience with Alfonso because you can catch something unique!

Great trip

This was a great trip. The trail was simply beautiful, the lunch was tasty, and the guiding excellent. I would go with Alfonso again!

Well organized

Alfonso was a great host making sure everyone is well looked after, friendly and chatty, with a good sense of humour and knowledge. The trip was we’ll organised thought through , on time and exactly how it wAs promised! I can only recommend!

Awe inspiring

An awe inspiring experience with a caring, interested and interesting person. I am not used to heights but I felt safe and secure with Alfonso guiding. I also wondered if at 65 years old and not really an outdoors person I would manage the trek , but it was easy going. Alfonso kept his eye on all of us as a whole while engaging with us as individuals as well and recounted many stories of the mountains in an informative and humorous manner. I highly recommend this tour.
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Tres belle

Une très belle randonnée.Venue à Malaga spécialement pour parcourir ce chemin, je n’ai pas été déçu.Alonso nous a guidé, enseigné et fait découvrir ce joyaux.Merci à (Website hidden by Airbnb) nature reste sensationnel mais ce sont les personnes comme Alonso qui rendent ces moments inoubliables.N’hésitez pas . Et merci au groupe bien sympathique. Magalie

Not to be missed

This is an experience not to be missed, especially with Alfonso who was attentive, informative and a great guide to be with on this exciting adventure. His communications before and after the event were exceptional and his photos of his guests (which he forwarded immediately afterwards by email ) were of exceptional quality and a great souvenir of the trip. He actively engaged with all members of the group who were of diverse origins --- French, American, Australian, Korean and Cuban. He was keen to learn information from all of their backgrounds and has obviously travelled worldwide. Overall, a very enjoyable and memorable trip to a remarkable place. Great photo opportunities to take snaps that will astound your friends and family: they'll think you were so brave to attempt these pathways, although there was never any concerns about its safety. Many thanks, Alfonso, from Ken and Leta
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Strongly recommended

We had a great experience with Alfonso. He shared stories about El Caminito del Rey from centuries ago until the present day. We had a picnic with the best chorizo in town. :). Alfonso is a very friendly person. We had the chance to connect with nature and meet awesome people. We strongly recommend this experience.

Nice activity

This was one of my last outings during my vacation in Malaga and I'm so glad I did it. I'm not really someone who would even consider this as a vacation activity, but this excursion was well worth it. The view was absolutely breath taking and Alfonso has so much knowledge about Caminito del Rey. You should definitely do this!

Great excursion

A great excursion to a fantastic place. Not to be missed. Alfonso had the knack of making everyone feel comfortable. He was informative and thoughtful, and his English excellent.

An once in a life time experience

This is an once in a life time experience! The scenery in Caminito Del Rey is absolutely breathtaking! The walkway is a combination of ease and excitement, you get to walk on suspended bridge and wooden walkpath on the side of the cliff for a good amount of time during the hike, then you get to enjoy the thrill and the beautiful scenery surrounding you - it’s like otherworldly. You won’t regret going! Most importantly - Alfonso is really nice and funny and a great guide! :) Thank you so much!
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Suosittelen lämpimästi!

Alfonso on erinomainen opas, hän osaa asiansa ja esittää paljon luontoon liittyviä yksityislohtia mielenkiintoisesti. Suosittelen lämpimästi!

Great guide

Alfonso was a great guide, he has a fun sense of humour and clearly knows the area. He is passionate about Málaga and the environment around it, sharing many interesting details about the place. He leads the tour with patience and gives people time to take in the scenery and take good pics. I would do this tour again!


I would highly recommend to do this guided hike with Alfonso. Through his knowledge of the area, we were able to not only enjoy the beauty of the landscape (it is stunning), but also gain insights into the history behind it. Lovely experience!

Incredible experience

Our group of 4 went on this tour with Alfonso to Caminito Del Rey, and we are SO glad we did. He is organized, thoughtful, and super friendly! He brought us delicious snacks and drinks for our hiking tour- which shows he goes above and beyond to take care of you on this experience. I would only recommend to do this hike with Alfonso because it was such a good experience with a perfectly sized group of guests. Thank you so much for an incredible experience and your kindness, we will never forget it!
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Het is groots en indrukwekkend, vind je het leuk om er alleen doorheen te lopen voor de foto's zou ik niet met een tour gaan. Houdt je er juist van om er meer over te weten te komen, de tour doen. Dan zeker bij deze aanbieder, hij is erg vriedenlijk en geïnteresseerd. Ook weet hij veel over de rest van Malaga en geeft hiervoor tips.


Hallo, es war ein wunderbarer, klasse organisierter, Tag und ein tolles Erlebnis. Alfonso hat sich gut um uns gekümmert und alles Bestens organisiert. Würde diese Tour immer wieder bei Ihm buchen.

Sooooo beautiful

This was the highlight of y Spain trip. I went to 10 different major cities and this was the most memorable of all. If you’re in Malaga, you just have to do this. It’s so beautiful. Alfonso was a great guide and had a lot of knowledge about the location and it’s history. I’m glad I booked this and you should too!!!! Just do it. If you like nature, walking, hiking, exploring and learning, don’t think twice.
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Absolutly recommended

If you want to get to beautiful corners that are hidden from mass tourism, then Alfonso is your guide! He is friendly and fun to be around, also has a thorough knowledge on local life and traditions! Organisation was also great! Absolutely recommended!
Jens Peter
Vraiment un site incontournable lors d une visite à malaga De plus Alfonso est une personne très amical avec des commentaires intéressants


Vraiment un site incontournable lors d une visite à malaga De plus Alfonso est une personne très amical avec des commentaires intéressants

Absolutly beautiful

Absolutely beautiful,he made it easy and relaxing.Our weather was perfect. FYI. No walking sticks allowed. You won’t need hat they give you helmet. Nice to bring water( he has in van) long walk, no bathroom few sips still good. Tissues come in handy especially when bathrooms have none. He will carry stuff for you. If want a cheap string backpack can get I ale-hop in marina 1euro. The cafe where we met was reasonable with bathrooms.

Super recomendable

La excursión al Caminito del Rey ha sido maravillosa y única. Fue el mejor día en nuestro viaje a Málaga. Alfonso ha sido puntual y ha cuidado mucho los detalles en toda la organización. Ha sido un guía muy amable con cada uno de los integrantes del grupo. Nos ha compartido muchas historias sobre el Caminito del Rey y se ha preocupado por generar un ambiente único y cálido entre los asistentes. Super recomendable.
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Alfonso is funny and interesting, he made everyone feel comfortable and welcome. The van is nice, we had a unforgettable time with the group. Thanks for the effort.

Amazing walk

An excellent tour. I really recommended this option to visit the Caminito Del Rey- Alfonso has great Knowledge, travelling in a small group is much more comfortable Than on a bus and more interesting than hearing the information from guides talking to larger groups. Alfonso even provided a little picnic.

Highly recommend

Alfonso put as much passion and energy into this tour as one could possibly hope. Highly recommend. It was the highlight of our trip!

Fantastic tour

What a fantastic tour. Caminito Del Rey is so beautiful, and Alfonso was a great guide! He was really friendly and fun to chat to. It was awesome experiencing the tour with other people, and we even became friends with some of them and met them again later! Would highly recommend - great place, great guy, and even snacks!

Great experience

A well organised trip to a very spectacular place. Alfonso brought us there in the early afternoon, which was the best time to avpid crowds. We were a small group of 8, all very friendly and sociable. A great experience, I would definitely recommend it!
Alfonso heeft ons een prachtige middag gegeven. We waren met 8 mede wandelaars allen 50 plussers. Tijdens de tocht was er ook tijd/mogelijkheid om elkaar te leren kennen. We waren de laatste groep die die dag startte, dus was het rustig op de caminio. Alfonso weet veel van het gebied en de natuur te vertellen. Een uitstekende middaginvulling. Nog dank voor de leuke foto'!

Highlight of our trip

Met us on time at and easy to get to location. Nice clean comfortable car to get the group of 8 to the natural reserve. Had great talks and explanations along the way - car ride , bus back to car and the hike itself. Lovely Spanish snack midway: water , perfect bananas and churaso, Spanish cheese and fresh bread. Breathtaking views. . Not a strenuous hike , nice easy inclines mostly flat. A highlight of our week in Malaga for sure.

Great excursion

Great excursion, very well organized, worth the price, Alphonso is super informative and very attentive to all the group. The caminito del Rey is quite the scenic hike to visit. Highly recommend it.
im vergleich zu anderen touranbietern startet alfonso diese tour bewusst später, so dass man nicht mit den massen die alle früher starten diese einzigartige tour genießen kann. zudem sind seine gruppen auf max 8 personen begrenzt (andere anbieter haben 20-30 teilnehmer), somit also sehr angenehm und man hört definitiv immer alles, wenn er was erklärt. man kann ihn jederzeit was fragen. er ist sehr offen und hat eine sehr herzliche art und spirit. er weiss ganz genau wie man sich von anderen anhebt.
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This was a great day. It would have been hard to get there via public transport and tickets are hard to come by. This was easy and beautiful! I am afraid of heights and had a great time.

Higly recommended

I highly recommend Alfonso as a guide. He is highly organized, friendly, full of great info, and has an excellent sense of humor too!

Great experience

Those rock-walls and the environment are just breathtaking. Alfonso is really friendly and funny guy, he took us to the place at a time when almost nobody was there so we could get a unique and more personal experience. It was a great experience, very recommended.
Geweldige dag gehad! Door weersomstandigheden was de trip naar de ochtend verplaatst wat ik een top keuze vond. Alfonso is een heel sociaal gezellig persoon, heeft veel persoonlijke interesse en is erg gastvrij. Gaf veel informatie over alles wat we onderweg tegenkwamen. De picnic was too! Alfonso, dankjewel, we hebben genoten van de leuke dag!
Great trip that you should definitely do while in Málaga! Alfonso is clearly very knowledgeable about everything pertaining to the outdoors from plants to fun facts about the hiking area! He has a nice picnic for a rest, even though the hike itself is not strenuous in the slightest. Was a nice walk the entire time. Book this!

Great tour

Caminito Del Ray - This trip was incredible, couldn’t have hoped for a better group of people to explore with and Alfonso was great. A day we won’t forget worth every penny and more

Amazing time

Anyone staying in or near Malaga should seriously consider this trip! It was absolutely fantastic but not for the faint hearted. Anyone afraid of heights or perhaps that is claustrophobic most definitely wouldn't enjoy this as much. Alfonso was a great tour guide that made the hike light hearted and fun! He could relate to anyone in the group, young or old, and made it an all around amazing time!


Wow, we had such a good day with Alfonso. We were 7 girls and he was a real gentlemen and took good care of us plus made us laugh a lot We had an apero that he prepared for us in the shadows before finishing the hike, and a glass of cava to celebrate that we did it! I recommend completely the experience! Thank you Alfonso!!!!

great hike

It was great to be guided by Alphonso in this experience. He has geography knowledge, he knows historical and local events related to the place and he presents them in a familiar and friendly manner. He is open and talkative and made me feel welcome in Caminito del Rey.

amazing pictures

Je recommande vivement cette randonnée au Caminito Del Rey avec Alfonso en petit groupe.Il est très sympathique et s'est montré attentif à chaque participant.Il nous a donné beaucoup d' explications tout au long du parcours et des conseils sur où prendre les meilleures photos.

Fantastisk oplevelse.

Fantastisk oplevelse. En uforglemmelig tur. Alfonso har blik for den enkelte gæst, og han er meget hjælpsom. Uddelte vand ved starten af turen, og havde bananer, brød, ost og pølse med. Stod i kø på holdets vegne, både ved indgangen og ved shuttlebussen. Lækker og komfortabel VW Van.
We loved this trip so much. Definitely recommend to book. Private tour with friendly atmosphere. Chorizo and cheese are the super bonus in the end of Caminito del Ray ;-)
very recommended


I would be happy to recommend this adventure. Alfonso is a professional, caring and funny person, we had a really good time

superbe randonee

C'était une superbe randonnée, dans la bonne humeur, Alfonso est très attentionné avec chacun des participants et il connaît très bien la région andalouse c'était très intéressant. À faire absolument !! Muchas gracias!!

great trip!

We had a great trip and time. We recommend Alfonso’s tour, he is a knowledgeable tour guide and the group size was not too big. Thanks :)
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