Caminito del Rey from El Chorro

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It runs through one of the most dangerous trails in the world in a unique natural setting, the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. Considered a miracle of engineering with a length of 7.7 kilometres, come and discover  the history of the Caminito del Rey with an official guide at a height of 105 metres along the footbridges, which are barely 1 metre wide. This tour includes: Entrance to the Caminito del Rey with guided tour and shuttle bus Book your tickets!

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El Caminito del Reybest known for being “the most dangerous path in the worldThe hotel is located almost 60 kilometres from Malaga, in the south of Spain. For approximately 4 hours, enjoy this spectacular walk along trails and walkways attached to the wall of the Gaitanes Gorgewith a total distance of 7.7 kilometreswhich has a maximum altitude of 105 metres and a maximum height of pedestrian footbridge more than 3 kilometres long which is barely 1 metre wide. Our circular route will start from the Hotel La Gargantain El Chorro (Álora). Next to the reception you will find your expert local guide in the area and once the group has formed you will head towards the shuttle bus, included in the price, which will lead directly to the north access to the Caminitoin Ardales. Once there you will enjoy all the natural jewels such as the Guadalhorce river dam, the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Natural Site and the El Chorro reservoir. Before arriving at the control access you will discover the history of the King Alfonso XIII the location of the King’s chair,  where the Sociedad Hidroeléctrica del Chorroand you will take a short walk through pine trees and Mediterranean vegetation. Once at the access control, where you will be given a safety helmet and will be given several guidelines for carrying out the activity on the pedestrian walkways for 3 kilometres. After finishing the incredible experience of the footbridges and above all, the suspension bridge in the canyon of the Gaitanes GorgeAfter the ride, still enjoying the surroundings of the El Chorro reservoir, you will return your helmets and arrive at the starting point in front of the hotel “La Garganta”. Once here you can take the train back, have an aperitif in the restaurant of the hotel “La Garganta” or take the car parked right there. This is the most comfortable way to visit the Caminito del reyYou will start and finish in the same place for your convenience.

The Caminito del Rey-Sunset Visit

If you like sunset visits, this is a different way of getting to know the Caminito del Rey. During the summer months choose the timetable starting at 15:30h.you will enjoy the peace of mind of doing this route in the shade on most of its route, seeing with different eyes the mixture of lights at dusk that cover this unique natural site. Be amazed as the sunlight begins to fall on the Chorro reservoir. from the last suspension bridge At the end of the tour you will be fascinated!

The weather at the Caminito del Rey

You can check the weather in El Chorro click here. El Caminito del Rey may close for inclement weather to safeguard the safety of the attendees.

What's included?
  • Confirmed entrance to the Caminito del Rey.
  • Shuttle bus from El Chorro to the North entrance.
  • English or Spanish speaking guide (other languages, depending on availability of guides) during the excursion.
  • 1 bottle of water per person
  • Protective helmet
What's not included?
  • Food and Drink
  • Tickets not listed above
Remarks

We recommend you:

  • Wear closed shoes.
  • Not suffer from vertigo

 The following is forbidden:

  • Selfie sticks and drones
  • Umbrella
  • Making loud noises
  • Smoking
  • Grubbing up vegetation
  • Bathing in the river
  • Leaving the path
  • Bringing animals
  • Bulky suitcases or bags
  • Motorbike or bicycle helmets.
Price
  • Adults (+18 years): 35,95€.
  • Children (8 – 17 years old): 35,95€ – Must be accompanied by an adult (+18 years old)
  • Timetable from 15:30h: 33,43€. If you prefer an afternoon walk, choose the 15:30 departure time. with a 7% discount.
  • Children (0-7 years): No access.
Availability

Check calendar to make sure the date you want is available.

Solely as a guideline: from March to October it is only closed on Mondays.

In summer,it opens on some Mondays (check the  calendar).

Or, it may simply be sold out on the day you want to go.

From November to the end of January it only opens on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

In February it is open from Tuesday to Saturday.

Approximate length of the trip

Four (4) hours.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Itinerary

🚩 El Chorro – meet at the Gorge Tourist Complex.

🚍 Shuttle bus: El Chorro ⏩ North access to Caminito del Rey 🕑 20 minutes 

  • 4 hours Caminito del Rey

🚩 South Access in El Chorro

Pick-up and Drop-off Points

Complejo Turístico Rural de la Garganta – El Chorro (southern access Caminito del Rey)

Cancellations
  • Cancel free of charge up to 24 hours before departure and receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel with less time, arrive late or don’t show up, no refund is offered.
  • El Caminito del Rey reserves the right to cancel due to inclement weather, in which case a full refund will be given.
Accessibility

No, it is not accessible. Please check availability in advance

GET YOUR TICKETS

  1. Consult the booking calendar.
  2. Choose the desired date.
  3. Select the start time of the activity.
  4. Choose the collection area: *Note:
    The time and place chosen corresponds
    to your meeting point for the excursions
    that include a bus.
  5. Fill in your details in the form.
  6. Secure payment method.
  7. Immediate confirmation.

FAQ

How to get to the southern access to the Caminito del Rey?

You can get there either by suburban train and get off at the El Chorro train station stop Don’t worry about where to park your car! You can park it in the parking lot at the free parking area in the surroundings of the Rural Tourist Complex La Garganta, at the southern access to the Caminito del Rey: El Chorro.

What if the train to El Chorro is delayed?
Our meeting time is half past one, and we leave the meeting point 15-20 minutes later. Therefore, if you are scheduled to start the activity at 10.30am and the train to El Chorro is scheduled to arrive at 10.35am, don’t worry, you will be able to do the activity without any problem. In case you don’t arrive on time, or if you believe you won’t, please contact the company by phone.
How long does it take to complete the entire route?

The official tour of the Caminito del Rey lasts 3 to 4 hours, depending on the pace of each person.

Is it possible to bring food and drink on the excursion?

Yes, we recommend you bring a snack and a drink, usually 1L of water, with you for the activity. There is nowhere to shop during the tour.

Where can I eat once I've finished the Caminito?

 Once we finish the route you can have a drink at the meeting point: La Garganta Rural Tourist Complex

Can children do the Caminito del Rey?

Entry to the Caminito del Rey is forbidden to children under 7 years of age. However, entry allowed from the age of 8 years and over. Minors between the ages of 8 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Consult here: Recommendations for doing the Caminito del Rey with children.

Are pets allowed?

No, las mascotas no están permitidas en esta actividad.

I need to contact the organising company urgently, how do I do it?
This provider has established customer service hours through three different forms of contact: In case they are not available by phone/or making a phonecall is difficult or impossible, please do not hesitate to contact them by email and they will get back to you as soon as possible. I am limited in my ability to contact the company for you, but do not hesitate to let me know if there’s an incident. I will do my best to make sure you are properly looked after.