The King's Little Pathway excursion from Seville
Be brave! Come and enjoy this walk along the spectacular King's Little Pathway trail built by the Sociedad Hidroeléctrica del Chorro.
If you don't know yet, know that they did it for a very specific reason: to have an access road between the Salto del Gaitanejo and the Salto del Chorro for their workers. A gigantic work, the path also crosses the Gaitanes gorge.
The Desfiladero de los Gaitanes is a gorge in the center of the province, crossed by the Guadalhorce River. Its northern access is in the Guadalhorce reservoir and its southern access is in El Chorro.
From the north water reservoir, a water channel has been built to El Chorro, and at the same time a road has been built for the maintenance of the channel.
After reaching the Conde de Guadalhorce dam, it is the most important water reserve in the province of Malaga .
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It is called El Caminito del Rey (in English The King's Little Pathway. ) Since it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII.
The King's Little Pathway
The trail is about 3 km long , has sections less than a meter wide and is located about 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River. It has been recently restored and runs along the same canal, with vertical walls and a pedestrian bridge over the gorge.
After 4 years of extensive repairs and renovations, El Caminito del Rey It was again open to the public in 2015 and, little by little, it has established itself in one of the most appreciated and valued active tourism activities in Spain, as well as by travelers who visit our Andalusian lands.
In total, the Caminito del Rey path has a route of 7 km that can be covered without risk thanks to many security measures implemented throughout the journey.
The Gaitanes gorge.
This excursion is suitable for those looking for an incredible experience with breathtaking views and who wish to hike or hike the impressive El Caminito del Rey trail.Our guide will tell you everything you need to know about the history of the Gaitanes Gorge.
The excursion starts from Seville and, as a regular tour, takes place every Tuesday and Friday departing from Seville Capital.
Once the King's Little Pathway day trip is over, we take you to a restaurant in the area for lunch and Savor the typical gastronomy of the Sierra de Málaga or, if you prefer, you will have free time to choose your own restaurant or have a picnic with your friends / family if you wish.
Once the rest is over and after seeing the last views that this splendid natural enclave offers us, we will start the return to Seville , where we will arrive around 7:00 p.m. with the indelible souvenir of a special day.
Availability and Prices
Check the prices of the visit and the availability of hours and days according to the time of year in our reservation calendar. You can check the available days marked in green in the reservation calendar.
- One day excursion Expert Guide in The King's Little Pathway.
- Private round trip transportation from Seville.
- Access with tickets to the Caminito del Rey.
- Professional driver.
- Tips to the guide.
- Drinks and food.
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel.
- Moderate cancellation policy.
- No refund of the ticket price will be granted in case of cancellation of the visit.
- Cancellations made 48 hours before the start of the activity will be refunded 100%.
- Cancellations made between 48 and 24 hours before the start of the activity, 50% refund.
- Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start of the activity will not be refunded.
What tips do you need to know before your visit?
- Water bottle.
- Sports shoes, the Decathlon trekking type.
- Clothing according to time of year (hat, windbreaker etc.)
- Camera photos and video.
Rules & Restrictions
Depending on the trip number, the journey can be done in vans with 5/11 seats up to mini buses.
Very important, by rules of the activity itself: It is forbidden to use canes, crutches, wheelchairs, trolleys or the like, as they are obstacles that cross the walkway and can endanger other visitors, and may cause falls into the void. Likewise, the use of "selfie sticks" is prohibited. Access with a baby carriage or similar, or with wheelchairs, or with any accessory that could hinder a possible evacuation is prohibited.
Late arrivals will not be reimbursed . If the group is complete, the visit will begin waiting for a time acceptable to those who are delayed (about 5 / 7mn).
- It is not accessible by wheelchair and, sometimes, according to the Caminito regulations, people with crutches are not allowed to enter. Please inquire before the tour about the current regulations before booking.
FAQS: Excursion to Caminito del ReyThe answers to the most frequently asked questions.
How long does it take to walk the King's Little Pathway?
The complete route (the distance between the gate and one footbridge and the other, plus the paths or forest tracks to get to and from the area) takes between 3 and 4 hours, depending on how fast you are.
How to get from Seville to the King's Little Pathway?
There are 4 ways to get from Seville to the King's Little Pathway by train, taxi, bus or car. By car from Seville to the King's Little Pathway, the distance is 152 km and the approximate travel time is 1h 52 min.
How many kilometres are there between Seville and the entrance to the King's Little Pathway?
For a day trip to the King's Little Pathway from Seville, the distance depending on the starting point in Seville (city centre, Aljarafe, Zona Norte or Sur) is between 152km and 174km for the outward journey. In other words, the round trip is more than 320km from Seville by car.
Where can I buy tickets for the King's Little Pathway?
If you make the visit with us, the entrance to the King's Little Pathway is included in the tour. But tickets are also sold through the official website, where you select the day and time of the visit. As of the last update of the official website, the official ticket prices for a visit without transport or guide from Seville are as follows: General admission: 10€ General admission + Bus: 11,55€ Access + Guided tour: 18€ Access + Guided tour + Bus: 19,55€.
¿How grade difficult is it the King's Little Pathway?
The route of the King's Little Pathway in Malaga is of medium-low difficulty, so there are many travellers who do it without having a great experience in the world of hiking, although it is advisable to have some experience as it has different climbs, descents, walkways and steps to overcome.
Why is the Caminito del Rey called that?
The Sociedad Hidroeléctrica del Chorro, owner of the Salto del Gaitanejo and the Salto del Chorro, needed access to both in order to speed up maintenance work, the transfer of materials and surveillance. The first works began in 1901 and were completed in 1905. The path started alongside the railway tracks and passed through the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. In 1921, King Alfonso XIII attended the presentation of the Conde del Guadalhorce dam and crossed the previously constructed path, or apparently visited it. Since then it has been known as King's Little Pathway.
Where was the King's Little Pathway built?
The high route built between the walls of the Gorge of Gaitanes and known as the King's Little Pathway was built in El Chorro, between the municipalities of Álora and Ardales; a municipality in the province of Málaga.
MEETING POINT EXCURSION TO THE CAMINITO DEL REY
Please, check the voucher you will receive for the details and specific instructions about this activity.
Abel⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐CAMINITO DEL REY EXCURSION
Wonderful tour of the Mosque. Thanks a lot. Abel
Juan, T⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐CAMINITO DEL REY EXCURSION
Rafa and Maria Jose⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐CAMINITO DEL REY EXCURSION
Very good experience. Highly recommended. The excursion is very beautiful.
Louise⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐CAMINITO DEL REY EXCURSION
A great tour through the Gaitanes gorge.
Paolo⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐CAMINITO DEL REY EXCURSION
On our trip to Malaga we could not miss the Caminito del Rey tour. So we chose that excursion. All good.
Jessica⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐CAMINITO DEL REY EXCURSION
The excursion through the Caminito del Rey was a unique experience. I met a lot of lovely people. Everything is great. We have passed it boenm the bus.
Maria⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐CAMINITO DEL REY EXCURSION
The tour was a truly unique (and delicious) experience. Thanks Adri !!