Caminito del Rey: Trekking Walkway in Malaga, Spain

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

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply.
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Italian



  • Walk along this path for a thrilling yet safe experience and amazing views
  • Have a high-up adventure over 100 meters above the river
  • Be in awe of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes canyon
Full description
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 kilometers 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 meters. Although the best-known stretch of the route is the footbridge, the total journey of the Caminito del Rey is 7.7 kilometers (4.8 miles)


  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance fee to Caminito del Rey
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo
COVID-19 precautions

Traveler requirements

  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Restaurante El Mirador Ardales, Parque de Ardales Zona Cuarta, 29552 Ardales, Málaga, Spain.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Selfie sticks
  • Walking sticks

Know before you go

  •  You must be at least 8 years old
  • 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
  •  This tour is not suitable for those with vertigo
  •  There is a minimum number of 3 people who understand the same language required
  • You must bring your original ID to show the staff at the site
  • Selfies sticks, flip-flops, and hiking sticks are not permitted on this tour
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please provide your phone number and country code when booking

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