El Caminito del Rey
best known for being "the most dangerous path in the world
The hotel is located almost 60 kilometres from Malaga, in the south of Spain.
For approximately 4 hours, enjoy this spectacular walk along trails and walkways attached to the wall of the Gaitanes Gorge
with a total distance of 7.7 kilometres
which has a maximum altitude of 105 metres and a maximum height of pedestrian footbridge more than 3 kilometres long
which is barely 1 metre wide.
Our circular route will start from the Hotel La Garganta
in El Chorro (Álora). Next to the reception you will find your expert local guide
in the area and once the group has formed you will head towards the shuttle bus,
included in the price, which will lead directly to the north access to the Caminito
Once there you will enjoy all the natural jewels such as the Guadalhorce river dam
, the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Natural Site
and the El Chorro reservoir.
Before arriving at the control access you will discover the history of the King Alfonso XIII
the location of the King's chair,
where the Sociedad Hidroeléctrica del Chorro
and you will take a short walk through pine trees and Mediterranean vegetation
Once at the access control, where you will be given a safety helmet and will be given several guidelines for carrying out the activity on the pedestrian walkways for 3 kilometres.
After finishing the incredible experience of the footbridges and above all, the suspension bridge in the canyon of the Gaitanes Gorge
After the ride, still enjoying the surroundings of the El Chorro reservoir, you will return your helmets and arrive at the starting point in front of the hotel "La Garganta". Once here you can take the train back, have an aperitif in the restaurant of the hotel "La Garganta" or take the car parked right there.
This is the most comfortable way to visit the Caminito del rey
You will start and finish in the same place for your convenience.
Sunset Visit to the Caminito del Rey: A different kind of evening
If you like sunset visits, this is a different way of getting to know the Caminito del Rey. During the summer months choose the timetable starting at 15:30h.
you will enjoy the peace of mind of doing this route in the shade
on most of its route, seeing with different eyes the mixture of lights at dusk
that cover this unique natural site. Be amazed as the sunlight begins to fall on the Chorro reservoir. from the last suspension bridge
At the end of the tour you will be fascinated!
How to get to the Caminito del Rey
You can get there either by suburban train and get off at the El Chorro train station stop
Don't worry about where to park your car! You can park it in the parking lot at the free parking area
in the vicinity of the hotel.
If you don't have transport, we recommend you to take our Excursion Caminito del Rey from Malaga and from Costa del Sol.
What is the weather like in the Caminito del Rey?
You can check the weather in El Chorro click here.
El Caminito del Rey may close for inclement weather
to safeguard the safety of the attendees.
Everything we expected and more! We really enjoyed this tour.
Nice course, 100% for sure. I am usually afraid of heights, but I had no apprehension or feeling of vertigo at all times thanks to the structure. No difficulties on the course. Take a large bottle of water in summer as it is very hot. The route was done in the morning in August, but it was not very crowded. For those who are used to hiking and trekking, this hike will probably be less interesting. Our guide Pablo was very very nice. His good humour is communicative.
Good preparation and advice!
It was very good 🙂
Practical: In the high season, book early so that it is still nice and cool or after 15.00 because then you are walking in the shade. We went early. We parked the car at the hotel because it is our starting and arrival point. If you don't have a guide, bring cash for the bus (now 2,50 euro per person and mouth mask). The bus makes a stop at the new car park and then continues near the entrance and you get off there. At the hotel you check in and the guide picks us up in the lobby. Francisco was our guide and he speaks good English. He said that for the walking route you need at least 1 litre pp. We were given a complimentary bottle of water. He is informative, helpful and knows a lot about the walking route. He has been doing it for several years and you can tell he still enjoys it. Fortunately for us, the group was not large and he took the time for everyone. So it's not a case of just walking over the bridge and that's it. The guide is really recommendable or the audio. Our kids liked it too.
Incredible views and good emotions
If you are in this area, you should do this activity. It is not too heavy, just be aware of the temperature. Water and something to stave off hunger, depending on the time of departure. We booked it at 10.30 am, which means you can leave at 11.30 am for the hike of about 2 hours.
To do and to do again. For those who are afraid of heights, you can go there, I am afraid of heights, I survived! We had taken a tour in English and what a pleasure to have Pablo as a guide! The tour was in Spanish and English and he tried French and it was great with a touch of humour, we didn't see the 4 hours go by.
We did it in the morning and it was a very exciting experience. At no time did I feel insecure and I thought the organisation was very good. Highly recommended
Thanks to the great guide! Without speaking much English and without speaking Spanish, he made us understand! Wonderful hike