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El Caminito del Rey
El Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey, Málaga, 29550

The Basics

Once considered the world’s most dangerous hiking path, El Caminito del Rey was renovated in 2015 to make it safe for visitors and tourists. The extensive restoration replaced the trail’s old handrail-free, crumbling boardwalks with secure wood and steel paths. Adventurous travelers can visit independently, starting the walk at various access points along the almost 5-mile (8-km) route. Alternatively, you can hike the path with a variety of organized tours—both group and private options are available—which typically include round-trip transportation.

While the site is easiest to get to from Malagá, excursions also run from Granada, Seville, and other local towns. However you choose to visit, you’ll want to buy your admission tickets and reserve your start time online in advance to guarantee a hassle-free day. After hiking, visitors can also visit prehistoric caves and explore the Andalucian countryside.

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Caminito del Rey Tour Direct From Malaga
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$69.93 per adult
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A Memorable Experience
I was amazed by this experience. I have a bit of a fear of heights and it was great to be able to challenge it. On our way to Caminto Del Rey, we stopped in Ardales and had fun talking with local people and having authentic Queso de Cabra. Both of our guides were great, Rosi from the pick up to Caminto Del Rey and Marsello through the Caminto Del Rey. I love history and enjoyed being able to learn about how it was made and the bravery of the people who created it.
Antonio_B, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Malaga

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A gorgeous gorge
Adam_D, Mar 2022
Caminito del Rey Tour Direct From Malaga
We really enjoyed the experience. The drive and walk to the start point was a beautiful opening to the trip. The safety briefing was fairly straightforward and then we were off. The group leader allowed us to move at our own pace to experience the gorge and its beauty. Plenty of spots along the way to stop and eat/sit. A gorgeous location and everyone was super friendly.
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Best day of our holiday
Vesta_B, Jun 2022
Full-Day Tour of Caminito del Rey from Costa del Sol
at Caminito Del Ray we had such un amazing experience , incredible views , also great tour’s guide and bus driver . If u never done it ? Don’t think twice ! U won’t regret!
star-5
A great hike and tour
Kristine_G, Jun 2022
From Costa del Sol: Caminito del Rey Day Trip
Very well organized trip, our guide Gabriella been always there for us, on time and super knowledgeable
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Amazing hike
Amy_K, Jun 2022
Caminito del Rey Tour Direct From Malaga
We visited a beautiful white village before reaching Caminito. There were time for us to explore and we were given complimentary sweet wine and chips. The hike was 7km but the view was breathtaking. Definitely worth the trip. It’s much easier joining a tour as this place is not so accessible by public transport.
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A nice day out to Caminito Del Rey
AeHuin_K, Jun 2022
Guided Tour to Caminito del Rey from Malaga
The tour itself was nice. The walk was very pleasant, the guides were very informative about the Caminito Del Rey itself. There is a stop at another village for an hour which is not included in the trip itinerary on the way back, which I didn’t mind to walk around to see the place also. The meeting was the only downside of the tour. The tour was supposed to start at 8am, but the bus arrived after almost half an hour which made a lot of the people worried.
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Great hike!
Hend_O, Jun 2022
Caminito del Rey Trekking from Seville
Great hike. Not sure helmets are necessary as I hike all the time in California but a really beautiful hike to integrate into your touring.
star-5
Must do adventure
Kmetzn_V, May 2022
Caminito del Rey group walking tour
Janet was a lovely tour guide, shared reall interesting info with us on the way. We all felt safe and cared for. The tour itself is beautiful and thrilling :-)
star-4
Bus late!!
Ann_M, May 2022
Full-Day Tour of Caminito del Rey from Costa del Sol
The bus was very late to pick us up, over an hour late, this was a very negative start to the trip, however the visit to the Caminito del Rey was brillant, it has breathtaking views. The walk took over 2 and half hours to complete with a short break half way. Wear comfortable shoes, bring some water and use the toilet beforehand.
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Stunning hike and great guide
Susan_H, May 2022
Caminito del Rey tour from Malaga with Picnic (small group)
Absolutely stunning path! Excellent guide. Trouble free way to do this excursion. The walk itself is not strenuous but avoid if you’re afraid of heights. Highlight of our trip.
star-5
Great day out
Priyanka_K, May 2022
Guided Tour to Caminito del Rey from Malaga
Had an amazing day doing this trip. The entire team was very accommodating. The guides were knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Highly recommended.
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Our guide Ian was very...
Renee_v, May 2022
Caminito del Rey group walking tour
Our guide Ian was very knowledgeable and told us about the history, the f lora and the fauna along the Camino. It was warm for May but with 2 bottles of water and some nuts we survived perfectly. It was well worth the money having a guide to make the walk complete.
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Yay for Tina!
lladisky, May 2022
Private tour in Caminito del Rey - Costa del Sol
Tina was the most enthusiastic, patient , knowledgeable, and friendly guide we have ever had. There were 6 mid seventy year olds in our group. She never showed any surprise or lack of confidence in our abilities.She is the best. Thank you…a highlight of our cruise.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • El Caminito del Rey is ideal for adventurous and outdoorsy travelers who have a head for heights.

  • Admission tickets must be booked in advance to guarantee entry. Tickets are not available at the path’s entrance or access points.

  • Children under 8 are not allowed to walk El Caminito del Rey.

  • Plan to spend between around three hours completing the full, linear route of El Caminito del Rey.

  • There are restaurants and bathrooms at both ends of the walkway, which are connected by a regular shuttle bus.

  • El Caminito del Rey isn’t suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.

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How to Get There

El Caminito del Rey is accessible by both public transportation and private vehicle, but parking is limited. If driving from Malagá, take the A-357 to Ardales, follow signs for Los Embalses, and park at the restaurants. Alternatively, you can take the RENFE train to El Chorro, the path’s end point. Most visitors opt for the convenience of a guided tour that includes round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

El Caminito del Rey opens at 9:30am Tuesday through Sunday, except for December 24, 25, and 31, and January 1. However, on any other day, poor weather can force the path to close; you’ll want to check the forecast for rain before you visit. In the spring and summer, you’ll want to start the walk in the morning to avoid the hottest hours of the day.

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The Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Natural Area

The Gaitanes Canyon, best known for El Caminito del Rey, is just one part of the wider Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Natural Area. Birdwatchers can visit the area to look for Bonelli’s and golden eagles, and avid hikers can tackle some of the area’s other, less-populated walking routes. On hot days, enjoy a dip at the Guadalhorce Reservoir.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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