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Caminito del Rey tour from Malaga

Created with Sketch. Calle Cerezuela, 3, Málaga, Spain
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Duration

6 Hours

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Espanol

Overview

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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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

Itenirary
08:30
I will pick you up in Malaga city center (entry of cafeteria Castaño Oscuro) 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.
Itenirary
9:30
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.
Itenirary
13:30
At the end of the hike we will take the shuttle bus which will leave us at the start of the hike.
Itenirary
14:00
We come back to Malaga from the reservoir of Guadalhorce.
Itenirary
14:45
I drop you off at Malaga City Centre.

Included/Excluded

  • 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.

Attractions

Landscape
traditions
wildlife

Duration

5 – 7 hours
5-6 hours
6 hours

Languages

English
Espanol

Activity Types

Hiking

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Calle Cerezuela, 3, Málaga, Spain

FAQs

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?
NOT RECOMMENDED IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS OR IF YOU HAVE VERTIGO.
Where do the reviews come from?
Our experiences are offered in the Airbnb platform as well. The reviews you can read in our website have been taken from there. You can check there that the average ratings of our trips are between 4,9/5-4,85/5.

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24/02/2019

February 2019

Alfonso is a really enthusiastic guide with a lot of knowledge and passion. A great commincator and shows interest in the whole group he leads. I very much recommend him if U want to experience Caminito de Rey.

Leandro Aluisio

24/02/2019
We had a nice tour, Alfonso was extremely friendly and the places are amazing ! Even though the paths are easy and the whole experience is not a long one in terms of distance walked, don't overestimate your fitness level.

Lori Beth

24/02/2019

Don't be afraid! Just do it!

We went to the Caminito del Rey with Alfonso. It was an AMAZING experience. If you are thinking about it, but you aren't sure... I think you should do it. We have a healthy concern about heights and we were fine. There is something to hold on to the whole way. Alfonso is very knowledgeable about the geology and history of the area. He even shares restaurant recommendations! He is a wonderful host and we highly recommend this experience. There might be nothing in the world like it!
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