Day visit to Caminito del Rey

A walk of vertigo. A treasure house of nature.

☞ The canyon of ‘El Caminito del Rey’ is placed in the centre of Málaga’s province, between the towns of Álora, Antequera and Ardales. Passed the reservoirs of El Chorro (The Spurt), Guadalhorce, Guadalteba and Gaitanejo you will find an unique emplacement for adventurous spirits. Carved by the river Guadalhorce, which at times is only 10 meters wide and 700 meters deep, it has two possible accesses via Guadalhorce reservoirs and via El Chorro.


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The walkway was built to ease the path to workers at the hydroelectric power plant at El Chorro Falls, it provided means to cross in order to supply materials, and to help facilitate the inspection and maintenance of the channel. The construction began in 1901 and was finished in 1905. The former King Alfonso XIII crossed the walkway back in 1921 for the inauguration of the dam ‘Conde del Guadalhorce’, and it became known by its present name. It’s about 3 kilometers long.

Until the arrival of the High Speed Train (AVE), the current gorge was the only rail access to Málaga from the inlands and in Andalucía. Nowadays, there is a tunnel access located under the Huma Mountain used by the high-speed rail. Aleppo pines, stone pines, holm oaks and eucalyptuses make the tree population for this area very diverse and rich, supplemented with particularly junipers, Sabine junipers, Mediterranean fan palms, brooms, etc. The vegetation on the riverbank comprises rushes, reeds, canes, oleanders and tamarisks, as well as some poplars and willows.

Notable among the fauna are mountain birds such as the Egyptian vulture, griffon vulture, golden eagle and honey buzzard, to name just but a few of them. Several species of amphibians and numerous reptiles (eyed lizards and ladders, Montpellier and viperine snakes) are to be found here as well. The mountain goat inhabits the upper parts, along with foxes, rabbits, dormice, badgers and genets.

Overview


During your exclusive journey to the once known as “the most dangerous pathway in th world”, your personal local tour guide will inform everything about the program that you are planned to enjoy. Once you get to Caminito del Rey, you will have 5 hours to enjoy this natural site.

Your personal tour guide will provide you with recommendations on places to go to eat, regarding your preferences (lunch/dinner not included).

After having enjoyed this beautiful city and its hospitality, it will be time to return to Costa del Sol, to continue your unforgettable vacations.

Included

  • Private return transfer from the hotel to Caminito del Rey.
  • Experienced, professional driver.
  • French, german, russian and arabic speaking chauffeurs are
    also available on request.
  • WIFI on board.
  • Bottles of water and cold towels.
  • Programmed visit to the Caminito itself with the assistance of an official guide.
  • Time off to visit the surroundings.
  • Travel insurance.

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Included

  • Private return transfer from the hotel to Caminito del Rey.
  • Experienced, professional driver.
  • French, german, russian and arabic speaking chauffeurs are
    also available on request.
  • WIFI on board.
  • Bottles of water and cold towels.
  • Entrance to the Caminito.
  • Travel insurance.

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