We use Malaga as our base. Day 1 sees us travel to our hotel with a free evening in Málaga.
You will find plenty of places to eat and plenty happening in this bustling, seaside town.
Day 2 – Caminito Del Rey then free evening
Day 3 – Trip to Ronda then free evening
Day 4 – return home
Malaga, Pablo Picasso's birthplace and the gateway to the Costa del Sol, is an exciting city of 550,000. An impressive number of museums and monuments, including the 11th-century Alcazaba fort and Museu Picasso Malaga, provide plenty of diversions for those who opt not to spend all their time on the coast's famed beaches and in their accompanying bars. The old city bustles with taverns and bistros. The generous Paseo del Parque offers a delightful stroll past banana trees and fountains.
Camino Del Rey El Caminito de Rey hike is spectacular all the way long: from the Count of Guadalhorce Reservoir to its end at El Chorro Dam. Placed in unique natural surroundings, the path stretches between two gorges, canyons and a large valley, along pathways or boardwalks.
The route is linear, not circular, and it goes in one direction, downwards from the north to the south. Its beginning is in the Town of Ardales and the end in Álora. This route is almost 8 km long, and takes from three to four hours to be crossed.
Ronda sits in the heart of the Serrania de Ronda, about 100kms from the city of Malaga and with a population of approximately 35,000 inhabitants.
Surrounded by lush river valleys and sitting above a deep ravine, it is a place that literally takes your breath away when seeing it.
Anyone who has been lucky enough to visit Ronda will understand its appeal. It is one of the most beautiful and visited cities in Spain (the third most visited city in Andalucia) and a very popular day trip for people on a Costa del Sol holiday.
Ronda’s most striking feature is the Puente Nuevo, which spans a gorge over 300 feet deep. Can you guess when the "new bridge" was built? 1793. That should give visitors an idea of how unchanged Ronda has been over the years. It’s also known as the birthplace of modern bullfighting. The town’s bullfighting ring is only used once a year, at the Feria Goyesca, but it’s also a museum where you can learn about the history of this traditional (yet controversial) sport.
(Please note there is also a 50 minute walk from where the coach drops you off to get to the access path for the Camino Del Rey as vehicles are not allowed any closer (this is clearly signposted). The overall walk is fine for anyone in reasonable fitness but remember it will take around 4-5 hours to complete. As the route is linear we have included a shuttle bus service from the end of the walk to the coach pick up so that you do not need to walk the route twice)