DAYTRIP CCaminito del Rey and Natural Park El Chorro
- SPANISH / ENGLISH
- Duration 8Hs approx
- Small groups
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Kings Path “Caminito del Rey”
One of the most visited touristic attractions of Málaga, located between Álora and Ardales. Belongs to the Natural Park of “Desfiladero de los Gaitanes”
Today dedicated to touristic visits in an impressive setting, it was created as a need for the workers of the Hydroelectric Society of El Chorro in 1901 to supply electric energy to the city of Málaga using the Guadalhorce river. At that time this path of walkways was known as Way of the Balconies, but after the visit by King Alphonse XIII, in 1921, it was given the name of “Caminito del Rey”, (King’s walkway or path).
Years after, the walkways were abandoned as well as the installations and this made it a dangerous place which was of interest to some explorers but after some fatal accidents it was closed to the public.
Later on, with the possibility of giving the area touristic value, in 2014 works to restore the area were started and the Camino was built with new walkways and greater safety for visitors and it was opened to the public in 2015.
Natural Area and Dam of El Chorro
We will visit the park of Ardales which is a forest on the banks of the Guadalhorce Dam next to the Natural park of the Gorge of Los Gaitanes. This dam was initially known as Dam of El Chorro but in 1953 it became known as Dam of the Count of Guadalhorce.
One of the curious things to visit in the Dams is the so called “Armchair of the King” which is a set of two benches, an armchair and a table all made of stone, where King Alphonse XIII signed the conclusión of the works of the dam of the Count of Guadalhorce. From the Kings Armchair to the other side of the dam one can see the “House of the Engineer” or “House of the Count” which is off limits today.
Also in the area of the Conde de Guadalhorce Dam one can see the façade of the Church which was also used as a school. Another interesting site is the “Viewpoint” from which one can view the entire dam.
The path of the Caminito is linear, not circular, in a unique and descending direction from North (Ardales) to South (El Chorro).
It consists of a linear journey of 7,7 km (approximately 3 hours)
Once inside and started the Caminito there is no option to go back. Only for serious emergencies.
Since it is an outdoor activity, and can give notice that it will be closed for bad weather without prior notice in time. In case of occurrence, another activity will be carried out as similar as possible, without stopping the excursion.
Minibus and Driver
Ticket entrance to Caminito del Rey
++ Stop Surprise ++
Pickup and return to the hotel
Food and beverages
Regular bookings will be valid with a confirmed payment.
You have free cancellation rights when cancelling up till 48 hours before schedule.
Bookings made, changed or cancelled within under 48 hours before schedule are not refundable.
Bookings made for private services or for groups of over 6 passengers will be valid with payment and express confirmation of the service. This kind of booking has a 7 day cancellation right prior to the service.
Bookings made, changed or cancelled under 7 days prior to the service are not refundable.
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You must arrive at the site of the activity with confirmation of the booking and payment.
Passenger ID, (ID card or passport).
Please remember that this excursión is mostly outdoors, we will be visiting a natural site on foot, you will be required to walk during moderate time spans. Do not forget to wear suitable footwear and clothing and also use solar protection.
We recommend you to drink water during the excursión.
This excursion is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Food and drink are not included, but a mealtime will be arranged with the guide.
This activity will be done with a group of at least 8 people. If this mínimum is not reached, all the persons with a booking will be notified as soon as possible.
*Please read general terms and conditions carefully.
IMPORTANT Additional information specific to this tour:
It is recommended to bring abundant water, sunscreen and some kind of snack or fruit.
We recommend wearing comfortable and closed shoes, be they sneakers or mountain boots. Shoes with high heels are prohibited.
Clothes should be comfortable and suitable for each season of the year. The use of canes and umbrellas is prohibited. In case of rain, a raincoat is recommended.
Children under 8 years of age will not be able to access the enclosure. You will be asked to prove your age using your ID card, passport or family book.
We should not forget that it is a physical activity that requires some physical effort so it is not recommended for people who have respiratory, cardiac or mobility problems.
The person carrying the ticket will be provided with personal protective equipment and will be a beneficiary of a Civil Liability Insurance that will cover any contingencies that occur during the visit provided that it has not occurred by failure to comply with the rules laid down, or by the exclusive fault of the visitor.