Caminito Del Rey: Private Hiking Day Trip From Cádiz - Cadiz

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10am
  • Departure Details :
    Pick up from Hotels in: Cádiz, Jerez and El Puerto de Santa María, You can request pick up at Chiclana, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and Rota with an extra fee

Overview

Experience the natural beauty of Andalusia on a 3-hour adventure hike. Follow along the Caminito del Rey walkway in a stunning gorge in El Chorro. Take a 3-hour walk on the Caminito del Rey, or King's Pathway, along the steep walls of a narrow gorge near Ardales. After 4 years of repairs and extensive renovations, the walkway has recently re-opened. Hear how the walkway was built to provide workers at the local hydroelectric power plants with a way to cross between them. After several accidents, the regional government of Andalusia and the local government agreed in June 2011 to share costs of restoration. The walkway reopened on 29 March 2015 and has been listed as one of the best new attractions for 2015 by Lonely Planet. Be on the lookout for native wildlife during the family-friendly walk.

Inclusions

  • Pick up from Hotels in: Cadiz, Jerez and El Puerto de Santa Maria
  • You can request pick up at Chiclana, Sanlucar de Barrameda and Rota with an extra fee 
  • Guided Hiking trail at "Caminito del Rey" (no previous knowledge required)
  • Tickets for "Caminito del Rey" are included
  • Civil liability and accident insurance

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Expenses not specified above 
  • Gratuities (optional)

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What You'll Do

  • Enjoy personal service in private tour
  • Benefit from free hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Discover the beauty of the amazing gorge in El Chorro, near Ardales Benefit from the services of an informative and friendly private guide See native wildlife in their natural environment

 "Caminito del Rey" or King's pathway is a walkway, situated along the steep walls of a narrow gorge near Ardales (Malaga). The walkway was partially closed for over a decade because it bad quality and its low security. After four years of repairs and extensive renovations, the walkway re-opened this year! It has been known in the past as the "world's most dangerous walkway" but now it is much more safe. This pathway has a length of almost 8 km, divided into 4.8 km long access ways and 2.9 km long boardwalks. As for the boardwalks, the most famous part of the trail, 2.9 km of their length between the entrance to them and the exit point, comprises 1.5 km long boardwalks, and 1.4 km long paths or forest walkways. Estimated time for the full length of the route is between four and five hours.
The walkway was built to provide workers at the hydroelectric power plants at Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls with a means to cross between them, to provide for transport of materials, and to help facilitate inspection and maintenance of the channel. The construction began in 1901 and was finished in 1905. King Alfonso XIII crossed the walkway in 1921 for the inauguration of the dam Conde del Guadalhorce and it became known by its present name. The walkway is 1 metre (3 ft) in width, and rises over 100 metres (330 ft) above the river below.
The original path was constructed of concrete and rested on steel rails supported by stanchions built at around 45 degrees into the rock face. It deteriorated over the years and there were numerous sections where part or all of the concrete top had collapsed. The result was large open-air gaps bridged only by narrow steel beams or other supports. Few of the original handrails existed although a safety wire ran the length of the path. Several people lost their lives on the walkway and, after two fatal accidents in 1999 and 2000, the local government closed both entrances. Even so, in the 4 years leading up to 2013, four people died attempting to climb the gorge. The regional government of Andalusia and the local government of Malaga agreed in June 2011 to share costs of restoration (including car parking and a museum) of 9 million. The project took approximately three years to complete. Many of the original features remained in place. In March 2014, the cornerstone of the rehabilitation project was laid by specialized alpinists. The walkway reopened on 29 March 2015 and was listed in the best new attractions for 2015 by Lonely Planet.

Highlights
  • Take in the beauty of the gorge El Chorro
  • Enjoy a hike along recently renovated walkways

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 8 years

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.