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Caminito del Rey:Trekking Walkway

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  • For a thrilling experience walk along King's Little Pathway

  • Have an adventure high-up with an expert guide

  • Stand in awe of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes canyon

  • See the beautiful cliffs of Natural Site Los Gaitanes Gorge

  • Take in panoramic views of the Gorge

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Professional tour guide

  • What's included

    Entrance fee to Caminito del Rey

  • What's excluded

    Food and drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Minimum age is 8 years old. Please bring along original ID as proof of age.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • This tour is not suitable for those with heart problems or other serious medical conditions such as vertigo.

  • There is a minimum number of 3 people who understand the same language required.

What you can expect

On this trekking tour, hike the Caminito del Rey (King's Little Pathway), which is a narrow-gauge service railway that was built for workers to get to El Chorro hydro-electric plant.

Caminito del Rey is a one-direction walkway, which starts at the North access (Ardales) and ends at the South access (Álora). This walking tour begins at Conde de Guadalhorce Dam, a water reserve in Malaga. Learn about the history of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes canyon, which was carved by the Guadalhorce River.

The construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro included building a pathway for maintaining the channel. The path is known as El Caminito del Rey (King's Little Pathway), as it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII. Encounter a footbridge over 3 kilometres long, built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge (Desfiladero de los Gaitanes). Experience one of the most beautiful natural spots in the province. During some stretches, the route reaches heights of up to 101 metres. Although the best-known stretch of the route is the footbridge, the total journey of the Caminito del Rey is 7.7 kilometres.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Caminito del Rey
  • El Caminito del Rey
  • Malaga Andalucía 29550

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Restaurante El Mirador Ardales
    • Parque de Ardales Zona Cuarta Ardales
    • Ardales Andalusia 29552

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