Caminito del Rey from Seville

Caminito del Rey daytrip from Seville 2024 ❀️

Last updated on January 29th, 2024

⛰️ Trip to the Caminito del Rey from Seville

Visit the Caminito del Rey on a guided tour from Seville with round-trip transports. Shared groups, or private tours 7 days a week.

🚐 Caminito del Rey Full-Day Hike
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From Seville. Pickup and drop-off service. Guide & tickets

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The Caminito del Rey is a narrow walkway built along the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge in the province of MÑlaga, Spain. It is 7.7 kilometers long and takes about 3-4 hours to walk, from the start in the town of Ardales to the exit in Álora.

The daytrip to the Caminito del Rey from Seville is a fantastic one day activity, with transfers, guide and tickets included πŸ§—

Caminito del Rey daytrip from Seville
Caminito del Rey daytrip from Seville

The Caminito del Rey is a challenging hike, but it is also a rewarding one. The views are simply breathtaking, and the experience is truly unforgettable.

Trip to the Caminito del Rey from Seville
Trip to the Caminito del Rey from Seville

The Caminito del Rey is a 3 km walkway that hugs a vertical cliff in the impressive Desfiladero de los Gaitanes gorge

It was built to supply food and materials to the workers of the hydroelectric facilities in the area. Its name comes from the walk that King Alfonso XIII took along this route to inaugurate the Conde del Guadalhorce dam in 1921.

One of the most thrilling and naturally beautiful experiences in Andalusia

The Caminito del Rey is famous for its stunning scenery and breathtaking views

It was restored in 2015 and has become a first-class tourist attraction, for the thrilling experience of walking along a wooden structure, on the edge of an abyss that can reach 100 meters deep, in a wonderful natural environment.


🚐 Organised trip to the Caminito del Rey from Seville

Organised trips to the Caminito del Rey from Seville can be arranged any day of the week, as part of a group or as a private trip.

The tour includes early pick-up in the centre of Seville, transport to Ardales and completing the route in the company of a guide, with transfers included. You will have time to take photos, enjoy the views and have something to eat to recharge your batteries before travelling back to Seville in the afternoon.

The wooden walkway is just 1 metre wide and includes a suspension bridge built at a hair-raising height of 105 metres above the water


πŸ’‘ Practical info about the Caminito del Rey

Near the Malaga town of Ardales, about 50 minutes from Malaga city, 60 km from Ronda or 55 from Antequera, is the Caminito del Rey, a unique attraction. The visit can be done on your own or with a guide. We recommend always bringing water and something to eat (such as nuts, fruit, sandwich etc)

The walk, once known as one of the most dangerous in the world, reopened to the public in 2015 after major safety improvements by local authorities.

The excursion is not recommended for people with vertigo or a fear of heights since it is done on almost 3 km of platforms suspended between cliffs, which is completed with trails in the mountains and in the forest. There is an alternative option to the platforms suspended in the air, through a tunnel parallel to the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes which is used in adverse weather conditions such as rain or strong wind. Nevertheless, it is an entirely safe route.

The pathway is built along the steep walls of a narrow gorge, and it offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. This makes it a popular destination for hikers, nature lovers, and photographers.


Tips for visiting the Caminito del Rey

Booking Tickets in Advance
To ensure you have access to the Caminito del Rey, it’s advisable to book your tickets online in advance. The number of visitors allowed each day is limited, so securing your spot ahead of time is a good idea.

Dress Appropriately
Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy, closed-toe shoes with good grip. Sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses are also recommended, especially during the sunny months.

Safety Precautions
Be sure to follow all safety guidelines provided by the authorities. Stay on the designated paths, use handrails when necessary, and avoid taking unnecessary risks.

Cameras and Photography
The Caminito del Rey offers incredible photo opportunities. Don’t forget your camera or smartphone to capture the stunning views. Just be mindful of your surroundings while taking pictures.

Water and Snacks
Bring an adequate supply of water to stay hydrated, especially during the warmer months. Some light snacks can also be helpful to keep your energy up during the hike.

Respect the Environment
Respect the natural environment by not littering and leaving no trace. Stay on marked trails and avoid disturbing wildlife.

Timing
Plan your visit according to your preferences. Some visitors prefer to go early in the morning to beat the crowds, while others enjoy the sunset views.

Health and Fitnes
The Caminito del Rey can be physically demanding, so make sure you’re in good health and have a reasonable level of fitness. If you have any medical conditions, consult your doctor before visiting. Wear comfortable shoes with good grip.

The walkway is uneven and can be slippery. Bring plenty of water and snacks. The hike is long and strenuous. Be prepared for the heat. The gorge can be hot and humid, even in the spring and fall. Be aware of your surroundings. The cliffs are dangerous, so stay away from the edge.

Enjoy the Experience
Finally, take your time to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and the thrill of walking along the narrow pathways. It’s a unique and memorable experience, so savor every moment.

Remember that the Caminito del Rey is a popular attraction, so it’s important to plan ahead to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit. Enjoy your adventure!


A bird paradise

Make sure you don’t just look down during your visit to the Caminito del Rey. Bring binoculars and enjoy the fauna of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes such as the griffon vulture, falcons or the delicate Ibis.


πŸ—ΊοΈ Nearby charms

If you visit the area you can also see beautiful places such as the region of Guadelteba, the city of Antequera or the Guadalhorce Valley. The region is a paradise for active tourism, with many companies dedicated to these activities.

For first-class urban and cultural tourism, Malaga is only 50 km away.

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