Caminito del Rey from Malaga and the Costa del Sol

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Discover El Caminito del Rey, known as the most dangerous path in the world. A spectacular walk through paths and walkways attached to the wall where the maximum height reaches 105 meters high with a total distance of 7.7 kilometres. This tour is the most comfortable and practical way to visit the Caminito del Rey from Malaga or the Costa del Sol. Includes: Round trip bus, guided tour and entrance tickets to the Caminito del Rey.

INFORMATION

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We will pick you up by bus with our guide at the chosen time and place to start the tour. excursion Caminito del Rey. During the bus tour you will enjoy the journey along Malaga and the Costa del Sol towards Ardales, where we will make a short stop for breakfast (breakfast not included) and continue on to the northern access to the Caminito del Rey, where the tour will begin. This excursion to the Caminito del Rey is the easiest and most comfortable way to visit this peculiar enclave, whose works began in 1901 and finished in 1905. It was built under the prism of the economic growth and is considered a miracle of engineering.  Next to our guideIf you are passionate about the history of this incredible place, you will learn about the history and secrets of the environment, as well as the reasons that led to the construction of the walkways between the Gaitanes and Gaitanejo gorgesmaking a total of 7.7 kilometres length that he travelled and inaugurated in 1925. King Alfonso XIII. For approximately 4 hours you will walk for about 4.8 kilometres approximately from the northern access located in Ardales, you will cross  tunnels, but be careful with your head! Enjoying the Guadalhorce river dam, you will descend the famous “chocolate ladder”.with the charm of the characteristic Mediterranean vegetation.  Don’t forget to take a photo from the transparent viewpoint where you will leave vertigo behind, standing on a platform to see under your feet the wonder of this emblematic natural site at a height of more than 100 metres, and in this way, you will be able to enter into the gorges to the southern access at the Chorro Reservoir, by the pedestrian walkways almost 3 kilometres long and 1 metre wide. After finishing this incredible experience from the heights, up to 105 metres, of the suspension bridge in the canyon of the Gaitanes Gorgereturn the helmets and arrive at the southern access at El Chorro, where you will find the bus to return to the starting point at Malaga or the Costa del Sol.

 

 

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?
  • Entrance to the Caminito del Rey.
  • Transport to and from the selected point on the Costa del Sol or Malaga city.
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide for the coach and excursions
What's not included?
  • Food and Drink
  • Tickets not listed above
Remarks

We recommend:

  • Carry 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): 59€.
  • Children (8 – 17 years old): 59€ – Must be accompanied by an adult (+18 years old)
  • 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

Between six (6) and eight (8) hours.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Itinerary

🚍 Malaga & Costa del Sol ⏩ Ardales 🕑 1 hour 20 minutes

  • 30 minutes breakfast stop in Ardales

🚍 Ardales ⏩ Northern access to Caminito del Rey 🕑 20 minutes

  • 4 hours Caminito del Rey

🚍 El Chorro ⏩ Malaga & Costa del Sol 🕑 1 hour 20 minutes

Cancelaciones
  • 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 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.