Follow the way of the kings on a private half-day trekking tour of El Caminito del Rey from Ardales. Predominantly on a wooden boardwalk, you’ll hike past the Los Gaitanes gorge and Hoyo valley and stop intermittently to capture photographs of the dramatic scenery.
The route of the Caminito del Rey is one of the most famous in the province of Malaga, but also in the whole of Spain. You will be able to see one of the most spectacular landscapes of the Málaga mountain range, with steep walls and considerable height. The river Guadalhorce flows through this area after passing through the reservoirs of El Chorro, Guadalteba and Gaitanejo.
We will pick you up at your hotel or apartment in Malaga or Marbella. We offer pricate transportation for just your party.
We will meet the rest of the group at Hotel La garganta where we will take a shuttle bus that will take us to the start point of the route (15 minutes), at this point we will be with the official Caminito del Rey guide.
After passing through the path or track of Gaitanejo we will find the official start of El Caminito del Rey. At this point, as we have already said, the tickets are validated, a case is granted and after some indications the groups are organized according to the foreseen schedule.
This stand is located in the Gaitanejo Hydroelectric Power Station, which was one of the oldest in Spain.
This is the first of the two great gorges on the route. The Gaitanejo Gorge, barely 10 metres wide, is the beginning of the first footbridge. Here you can see:
After a long curve the visitor enters the second canyon, called the Tajo de las Palomas. Here you can see:
The water of the Guadalhorce River, after some rapids and gullies that produce quite a lot of noise, flows back and enters a space with abundant vegetation. You will enter the Valle del Hollo. Here you will be able to enjoy a lot of nature. In this area of the route there is even a bat shelter.
This part of the route is known as the Gaitanes Gorge and South wall. This “hanging” section of footbridges located more than 100 meters away will allow you to feel the adrenaline and enjoy the environment. It is the most impressive part of the route. The last stretch of the Caminito del Rey is done by walking up the stairs. If you keep your eyes down you will be able to see the new Central Hidroeléctrica del Chorro.
Hanging bridges, zip lines, viaducts, the hundred-year-old juniper tree and many other surprises to enjoy this unique enclave in Andalusia.
This last part runs along the so-called “Caminito del Rey Avenue”, a 2.1 km downhill path. Here you will find:
As you have seen, the Caminito del Rey route has everything you need to make this experience unique. You only have to plan in advance the date of your visit as there are many visits throughout the year and it is often complicated to obtain tickets.
You won’t waste a moment of your trip waiting in line as all entrance fees are included, so you can skip the crowds. You’ll discover remote landscapes, but feel completely safe as there is a linear pathway to follow. Walk across Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (Gaitanes Ravine), and access incredible viewpoints.