- Guided visit
- Free cancellation
Trip to the Caminito del Rey from Malaga
This is one of the most impressive experiences in Southern Europe. It is an example of natural attraction and connection with the land. In fact, the Caminito del Rey is one of the most demanded activities in Malaga. If you are in Malaga for a few days, you are a nature lover and you want to live new experiences, do not hesitate to do this activity, it is perfect for you.
This route that runs through the Natural Park Desfiladero de los Gaitanes is located 100 metres above sea level. This route is done by means of 5 km platforms built in nature. Its name "Caminito del Rey" comes from Alfonso XIII, who inaugurated it in 1921. From them you can observe the landscapes, the mountains and their vegetation, the fauna, etc. In addition, the landscape of the reservoirs of El Chorro is incredible from this path and through the canyons we can have unique views of the Guadalhorce river.
Originally, the route was not touristy, but necessary. This was an itinerary followed by the inhabitants of Malaga to shorten the way through the mountains when they wanted to cross to the next village, go to school, etc. Although today we wear the most comfortable boots we have and we may consider it exercise, for them it was their routine and people of all ages crossed it at any time of the day. It should be noted that the path has been restored and is now safe and firm.
Once there, our tour will start at the footbridge suspended almost 105 metres above the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes and will end above the characteristic canyons of the Caminito del Rey. From there we will return to the bus that will take us back to Malaga.
Duration of the Caminito del Rey trip
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 takes an estimated 4 hours, so there is plenty of time during the visit to take photos and admire the scenery at your leisure.
Caminito del Rey Timetable
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.
- Summer: 1 April to 24 October from 10:00 to 17:00.
- Winter: 25 October to 27 March from 10:00 to 14:00.
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.
Our tour starts at 10:00 at the point marked below. It is essential to arrive 10 minutes earlier as the guided tour of the Caminito del Rey will start at 11:30 and a delay will mean less time to enjoy the natural landscape.
If you prefer a tailor-made tour or if you are a large group, it is also possible to book a private tour. More information here.
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, cardiac or respiratory problems. In addition, closed shoes are compulsory.
Transfer from Malaga by air-conditioned bus and tour guide
Entrance and guided tour to Caminito del Rey
Doesn't include lunch
Héroe de Sostoa Street, at the entrance of Málaga-María Zambrano Station..
You can get there by bus: lines 23, 25, 3, 5, M-110, M-231.
If you want to go by metro: line 1
If you prefer to go by train: lines C1 and C2
Trip to the Caminito del Rey from Malaga
Join the best Free Tour of Malaga, a millenary city where a multitude of cultures, civilizations and religions have coexisted. Discover its main monuments and stories with this Free Tour that will make you fall in love with the capital of the Costa del Sol.
We will start from the Plaza de la Constitución, one of the most popular places in the city and which connects with the most important street in the city, Marqués de Larios. We will continue to the Plaza del Obispo, where we will find the Cathedral of Málaga, known by the people of Málaga as 'La Manquita' because it only has one tower that stands out between its streets. Until 2012, it was the second highest building in Andalusia, only surpassed by the tower of the cathedral of Seville known as 'La Giralda'. A few meters away we find the Buenavista Palace, which houses the Picasso Museum with more than 200 paintings of the promoter of contemporary art.
We will go down to the remains of the first century Roman theatre by the port and at the foot of the hill. The theatre soon fell into disuse and was used for canning fish, so we find spaces that allow us to see pools for the salting industry. The theatre was discovered in 1951 and in 2010 the interpretation centre was built to help you understand the importance of recreational spaces in the ancient Roman civilisation. Nearby we will find the Alcazaba, an Arab fortress palace that was protected behind a wall. The reutilization of Roman materials for its Islamic construction in 1063, and its later Christian use, have made it the perfect combination of cultures.
We finish the tour talking about the Gibralfaro Castle, another old Muslim fortress in the city that was founded with the intention of protecting the Alcazaba. Its name, Gibralfaro, is due to the lighthouse that originally topped its peak. From this point you can access the most spectacular panoramic views of the entire city, including those of the port, where a square building will attract our attention. This is the Pompidou Art Centre, or the La Malagueta bullring.
Free walking tour Málaga: Guided tours schedules
Every day of the year you can join our Free Tour that departs at 11.00 am. You will be able to book your visit free of charge in Spanish or English, and you will be the one who values quantity for the quality of our services. We assure you that this tour of the city will introduce you to the historical and artistic beauty that its monuments offer.
For groups of 6 or more people you have to make the request for a private guided tour and we’ll assign you an exclusive guide. More information here.
Children between 12 and 8 years old
Children under 8 years old
Official tourist guide
Tour of the most emblematic places
Does not include the inside of monuments.
Plaza de la Constitución, 29005 Málaga. Look for the blue umbrella.
From the train or bus station:
·Lines: C2 and 1 and stop at the “Alameda Sur”. From this point you have to walk to the “plaza de la constitución”
By car. Closest parking:
·Parking Alcazaba, Calle Muro de Sta Ana, 4, 29015 Málaga
·Parking Granados, Calle Granados, 3, 29008 Málaga