Trip to
Caminito del Rey from Malaga



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Information about the Excursion from Malaga to the Caminito del Rey

Discover the Caminito del Rey, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the province of Malaga. You will be amazed by the scenery, the breathtaking views, the botany, the fauna and the history. This is one of the most interesting hiking routes in the world, as it offers a route through the Natural Park Desfiladero de los Gaitanes at an altitude of more than 100 metres.

We will meet at the marked meeting point, where we will board the minibus that will take us inland to the beautiful province of Malaga. We will first cross the Alcaparaín mountain range, passing through the typical white villages and orange groves. We will recover our strength in Ardales for half an hour. Here we can enjoy the authenticity of its streets and views.

We will then enter through the northern access to the Caminito del Rey. The route will run through safe platforms that cover 4.8 kms with the best views of the reservoirs of El Chorro for about four hours. You will be accompanied by a local guide who will explain the precautions to be taken along the way, and will give you the background to everything you need to know about this amazing route.

This footbridge was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1921, which is why it is known as “El Caminito del Rey”. This route, one of the most impressive paths in southern Europe, was used by children on their way to school and by entire families on their journeys between the mountains and the surrounding villages. Nowadays, the path has been restored and awarded for its restoration work, which makes it safe enough to walk along and also really impressive.

This unique trail and its vertiginous walkways that run through the heart of the canyons through which the Guadalhorce River flows are a must for nature lovers. Don’t miss this opportunity and book this guided tour of the Caminito del Rey with an expert guide.

After immortalising the experience with a photo, we finish our tour at the point from where we started.

Duration of the excursion to the Caminito del Rey

The complete tour will take approximately 8 hours. This includes the return trip by bus, the walk along the Caminito del Rey and a stop for lunch and refreshment. The section from the gate of one footbridge to the other and the paths or forest tracks has an estimated duration of 4 hours, so there is plenty of time during the visit to take photos and admire the scenery at your leisure.

It is necessary to emphasize certain issues before hiring the guided tour: the organization of the Caminito del Rey prohibits the entrance to children under 8 years old and does not recommend the visit to people with mobility, heart or respiratory problems. In addition, closed footwear is compulsory.

Timetables of the Caminito del Rey

The opening hours of the Caminito del Rey vary according to the time of year. It is closed on 1 January, 24, 25 and 31 December.

  • Winter: from 25th October to 27th March from 10:00 to 14:00.
  • Summer: 1 April to 24 October from 10:00 to 17:00.


These opening hours may be subject to changes depending on the weather (rain or excessive wind), building work or repairs. If this happens, you will be informed of the changes.

Check available times to make a reservation.

Private Tour

If you prefer a tailor-made tour or if you are a large group, it is also possible to book a Private Tour.

  • Adults May vary depending on the date and time chosen
  • Adults Varies depending on date and time
  • Children under 8 years old Not allowed
Visita guiada

Guided tour with Official Guide 8h


Entrance ticket to the Caminito del Rey

Transporte en autobús climatizado

Air-conditioned bus transport

Meeting point and how to get there

Consult the booking voucher.


Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity. If you cancel with less time or no-show, no refund will be made.

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