Visit el Caminito del Rey, the number one tourist attraction of Andalucia and enjoy the extraordinary beauty of this natural marvel. Walk at high altitudes over wooden boardwalks along 400 meter high cliffs and take in the breathtaking views.
The Caminito del Rey; one of the most beautiful trips to be made in the south of Spain. An absolute recommendation for everyone!
The Caminito del Rey, ideal for a short daytrip
Only for those with a strong fear of heights it might not be the most advisable trip to make. But for anyone else, the Caminito del Rey is a incredibly beautiful and very safe hike through the Andalusian nature at less than a one hour drive from the Spanish city of Málaga at the Costa del Sol.
El Caminito del Rey, The Kings pathway
In the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes nature park with its azure blue reservoir lakes, is the Gaitanes gorge of El Chorro located. Its enormous cliffs reach up to 400 meter. The natural beauty is overwhelming.
On both sides are hydropower plants located. These plants and the water channels that connect them where build in the first years of the 20th century to generate electricity, mainly for the flourishing textile industry in Málaga. To maintain the open water channels, a maintenance path was constructed. This pathway was named ‘El Camino del Rey’ (the Kings pathway) after King Alfonso XIII who officially opened the waterworks at its completion in 1921. Nowadays it is know as ‘El Caminito del Rey’, meaning ‘the kings little pathway’.
The Caminito del Rey VIP Experience
Although their are several options to visit the Caminito del Rey, like by (rental)car, large touroperator or by train, you might like to experience this excursion in the most luxury way possible: the Caminito del Rey VIP Experience.
Your driver picks you up at your location in the Málaga area for a smooth ride in a luxury SUV to the starting point of the track. He will escort you to the main entrance and after finishing the Caminito del Rey route he’ll be waiting for you with a refreshing drink and take you back to the coast in style.
On the way to the Caminito del Rey you will be informed about the history and other interesting facts about the pathway so you will start the walk well prepared.
You can take all the time you need to fully enjoy this unique experience, to take pictures or videos, and to take in all the natural beauty.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to high demand, tickets for the Caminito del Rey are scares. We will always try to find tickets that best fit your plans but it helps if you indicate on the request form what other dates and times you are available.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your address in the greater Málaga area (max 15 min. from Málaga city)|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Depending on entree time Caminito (in consultation)|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 5 hours after pickup|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hiking boots or sturdy sneakers, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Tickets to the Caminito del Rey are allocated to a certain access time. This is to ensure that only a limited number of people visit the pathway at the same time. The itinerary below is based on the entree time as indicated on your tickets. This will be communicated with you at the time you make your reservation.
The mentioned times are based on a pick-up/drop-off address in the Málaga area. For addresses more than 15 min. from Málaga city, different transportation times (and additional cost) may apply.
2 Hours before entree time Caminito: Pickup
In the car your will receive information about the history of the Caminito del Rey and practical information about the hike.
30 Minutes before entree time Caminito: Start the walk
Entree time: Walk the walk
We escort you to the gate where your tickets are scanned and you will be handed out a helmet and a hairnet.
Here we split and you walk to pathway by yourselves in your own pace. After a short safety instruction you are good to go!