You will traverse the hanging boardwalks and pathways at the Caminito del Rey in the most picturesque part of Andalusia’s mountains before a stop for a delicious lunch.
At the heart of Andalusia lies one of Spain’s most impressive structures: the Caminito del Rey. Translated literally to the King’s little path, a deceptive title as there is nothing little about it! Hold your breath as we traverse its hanging walkway, 100m high in the Spanish mountains.
After a hotel pick up we will journey through the Andalusian olive groves and make our way to the ‘throat of El Chorro’ and it’s spectacular gorges, known locally as ‘desfiladero de los gaitanes’. Feel as though you are walking through the air as your guide leads you along the windy path, sharing stories of the area and… avoiding the edge!
Hidden between the canyons, these wooden boardwalks were originally built for workers of the nearby dam in 1901. Find out why they were probably the deadliest place to work in Spain, but don’t worry, recent renovation has turned this into the most idyllic spot for walking up high, and we’ll give you a helmet!
Reach the breathtaking El Chorro lake, with its spindly arms and azure blue waters. If you’re feeling restless, hop in a kayak and stream across the flat waters. Alone, in the middle of waters, float in awe at the jaggedly cut rock formations that engulf you and all the surrounding beauty.
After all your adventure, time to relax. Bask in the surrounding nature and enjoy a well deserved and hearty lunch on a Spanish terrace before heading home. Try a local grilled-meat for a mouthwatering end, or try the Spanish gazpacho, a lighter option that definitely hits the spot.
Please note that lunch is not included in the cost.
Be led by your local expert guide
Experience the stunning views on your hike
Stop for an authentic Spanish lunch
A traveler since the age of 16. After a motorcycling trip in West Africa, I returned home to Seville, Spain with a new perspective on the importance of travel for both locals and visitors. Taking a closer look at Seville, I realised that the city I knew and loved was not the same one being packaged to unknowing travellers. The culture that made Seville so special to me was completely inaccessible to tourists. I was determined to find a way to give fellow travellers an authentic experience of Seville and Andalusia. A way to be invited into the culture as a close friend and not just a tourist.
Get away from the city and experience the stunning panoramic views just outside of Granada. You will get to experience the picturesque landscape and the views of the river below as you hike Caminito Del Rey. On top of this, you will even get to taste some of the authentic Spanish cuisine when you stop for lunch.