Shore Excursion Details

King's Gaze Hike & Tapas

Granada (Malaga), Spain

King's Gaze Hike & Tapas

DETAILS

  • 7
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Outerwear
  • Age

Hike along an exhilarating narrow pathway that clings to the face of a precipitous rock gorge, following bridges and boardwalks hundreds of feet above the river below.

After departing from the pier, you will settle in for an immensely picturesque drive inland to Caminito del Rey in the El Chorro Gorge. Built in the early 1900s to connect two power stations, the narrow trail high above the Guadalhorce River was once considered the world’s most dangerous pathway. After walking the entire length in the 1920s, King Alfonso XIII named it Caminito del Rey, “The King’s Little Road.”

Today, the trail has been widened and extensively improved to make the trek much safer, as the original pathway had deteriorated. During your nearly five-mile hike, a guide will lead the way and provide commentary regarding the history of the pathway.

You will climb a series of stone steps and walk along wooden bridges and boardwalks that hang on the gorge’s vertical walls, an average of 325 feet above the swirling river. You can expect it to be the most exhilarating, adrenaline-pumping hike that you have ever taken.

Fortunately, the scenery hasn’t changed one iota. The gorge is as steep as ever, the river below still makes its way between the lakes and the views are beyond stunning. There are also benches where you might rest for a moment and admire the natural beauty.

After the adventure, you can discuss the experience with the other hikers over tapas.

Need to Know:

Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age. This tour includes approximately 3 hours of hiking over uneven grounds, steps and bridges. It is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair or those that experience vertigo. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing or sports clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested. Order of sites visited may vary.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Adventure
Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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