CAMINITO DEL REY

Full day trip Caminito del Rey visit from Costa del Sol

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Full day trip Caminito del Rey visit from Costa del Sol

 

Full day trip Caminito del Rey visit from Costa del Sol. Do you love nature and hiking? This is your tour! Visit the spectacular Caminito del Rey, a route along pathways and boardwalks at the unique natural beauty spot of Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, a canyon carved by river Guadalhorce in Málaga Mountains.

Your trip will start with a pick up at your hotel or a nearby meeting point and drive to the municipality of Ardales, to enter the Caminito del Rey access. Keep in mind you are on a natural spot, so you must walk 1,5 km. to reach Caminito del Rey Northern Entrance. Once there, your adventure will begin, walking over boardwalks on this restored engineering marvel.

 

Caminito del Rey (The King’s Little Pathway) was built in 1905 as a maintenance pathway to access the water channel which linked different reservoirs at the north of the province with El Chorro Dam. Its name was given by the person who opened it: King Alfonso XIII. After many years of abandon, becoming a dangerous place, was totally restored in 2015, so you can enjoy it as it is nowadays.

 

The route of Caminito del Rey is linear, and it goes in one direction, downwards from the north (Ardales), to the south (Álora). The Caminito itself it’s about 5 km. Including the 1,5 km. access and another 1,5 km. at the exit, it’s 8 km in total, about 3-4 hours walking. Don’t forget to wear closed shoes, like sneakers or hiking shoes (sandals are forbidden) and some water.   

 

Once your visit to this amazing natural area has finished, at the setted time, you will return by the same route to your hotel in Costa del Sol.

DESCRIPTION

Caminito del Rey

This trip includes

 

  • Bus (return) from Costa del Sol
  • Escort guide
  • Typical breakfast
  • Caminito del Rey entrance

OPTIONS - Full day trip Caminito del Rey visit from Costa del Sol

Caminito del Rey + lakes

This trip includes

 

  • Bus (return) from Costa del Sol
  • Escort guide
  • Caminito del Rey entrance
  • Caminito del Rey specialized guide
  • Free time at Conde de Guadalhorce reservoir (known as El Chorro reservoir)

CAMINITO DEL REY - BE INSPIRED

Not allowed:

 

  • No entry for children under 8 years old. Those close to that age, must carry some document that certifies that they are older than 8 years
  • Pets, umbrellas, selfies stick or trekking poles
  • Wheel chairs or electric scooters-
  • Warnings. Please, don’t do this excursion if:
  • You’re afraid of heights
  • You are not used to walk long distances (it’s 8 km length)
  • Booking will be closed two days before trip.

RESERVATION POLICY

CANCEL POLICY

 

 

  • 3 days before trip - 25%
  • 2 days before trip - 50%
  • 1 day before trip - 100%
  • No show - 100%

Caminito del Rey + lakes + lunch

This trip includes

 

  • Bus (return) from Costa del Sol
  • Escort guide
  • Caminito del Rey entrance
  • Caminito del Rey specialized guide
  • Free time at Conde de Guadalhorce reservoir (known as El Chorro reservoir)
  • Lunch at a local restaurant

+ lakes

40€

 

36€

lakes + lunch

55€

+34 952 384 188​