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Embark on Adventure: Booking Tickets for the Caminito del Rey Gorge Walk 2024

Starting from February 1, 2024, adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts will have the opportunity to secure their tickets online for the renowned Caminito del Rey gorge walk, a highlight of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Natural Park. This eagerly anticipated event marks the beginning of the spring and summer season, spanning from April 1st to September 30th, 2024.

Nestled within the picturesque landscapes of the municipalities of Álora, Ardales, and Antequera in Spain, the Caminito del Rey offers visitors a thrilling experience amidst breathtaking natural beauty. With its iconic suspended walkway, this trail attracts individuals, groups, and tour companies alike, resulting in high demand for tickets.

Tickets for the Caminito del Rey Gorge Walk 2024
Tickets for the Caminito del Rey Gorge Walk 2024

Due to the popularity of this attraction, it is strongly recommended to book tickets well in advance to secure preferred dates. Booking early ensures access to this remarkable pathway that promises unforgettable adventures amidst the stunning Spanish scenery.

Or, have a look at these guided options from Get your Guide for Caminito del Rey tickets 2024
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No tickets for the Caminito left online? No problem (hopefully)

So, you have been to the official website to book your tickets for the Caminito del Rey and to your dismay the dates you want are full and all the tickets are sold out. (agotado!). No tickets for the Caminito left online? No problem (hopefully)…..Not to worry as there are a few other ways that you can get your ticket.

An alternative to the official website is to book a ticket for the Caminito del Rey at the Viator website here.

Get your Guide for the Caminito del Rey

If the reservation system is full and you don’t want to use the suggestions further down this page, have a look at these links for guided visits to the Caminito del Rey from Get Your Guide. This is an excellent option especially for larger groups. There are lots of trips are organised from many areas along the Costa Del Sol and other main cities.


Hotels can help with your Entry ticket for the Caminito del Rey

Firstly, stay in a local hotel such as the Posada del Conde or the Garganta Complex. These are the two hotels nearest to the walk that can get the tickets for you. (When you make the booking, make sure that you add a message to say that you are specifically booking because you want to walk the Caminito del Rey.) If the hotels are full then other hotels found on booking.com can help as well such as the fantastic Hotel Magdalena closer to Antequera.

Secondly,  Just turn up and buy your ticket at the gate. (10 euros each and you can pay by card as well as cash). THIS DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK BUT MANY PEOPLE HAVE COMMENTED THAT THEY WERE ALLOWED TO PAY AT THE GATE.

Latest comments are that there are just 50 tickets available at the gate and people are turning up to queue as early as 07:30 am!

This is because there are a percentage of tickets (6% of the 1100 people allowed in daily.) When you can enter depends on how many people turn up for each allocated time slot. The maximum amount of people that enter every half an hour is 60 people so if you are there to buy your ticket at 11am and there are only 45 people checking in then you will be allowed to go along with that group… If there are 60 people you will have to wait for the next group in 30 minutes time.

Speaking with the manager there she told me that very rarely do people have to wait for more than an hour and on this day she had sold 120 entries at the gate and the people went in almost straight away but, she did say…”Try to get here as early as possible for the morning entries and weekends or holidays can be more complicated sometimes meaning people get turned away”

Even if you do have to wait a while, it really isn’t a hardship to sit and admire tha amazing scenery at the entrance to the Caminito del Rey!

Remember that the entrance for the Caminito del Rey is at the reservoirs/kings chair/el kiosko side... The north entrance. You cannot start the walk from the El Chorro (south) side…

If you are staying in malaga go to a train station and see if you can get the combined ticket…. Click here to read more about the combined ticket! This is now discontinued.

So, there you go. No tickets for the Caminito left online? No problem (hopefully)

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Booking the Caminito del Rey (how to buy a ticket)

The Caminito del Rey is a popular walkway in Andalusia, Spain. Booking the Caminito del Rey (how to buy a ticket) one must first register for an account on the website www.caminitodelrey.info.

An alternative to the official website is to book a ticket for the Caminito del Rey at the Viator website here.

Key points
  • Once the account is created, tickets can be purchased through the site. The entry permit is 10 Euros per person and the site accepts payment by credit/bank card.
  • The path is open every day from Tuesday to Sunday, but is closed on Mondays and on specific holidays.
  • If the desired date is not available, there is the option to book a guided tour or stay in a local hotel, although the online form may not be available in all cases.
  • In order to complete the booking process, it is important to have a valid email and password, and to confirm the account through the email sent.
  • When purchasing tickets, the user must choose the date, time and type of entry, which includes options for just the entry ticket, entry plus shuttle bus, or guided tour.
  • Payment must be made with the credit card used during the registration process, and a confirmation email will be sent with the reference number to take with you on the day of the walk along with a passport and credit card.

Instructions to get your ticket for the Caminito del Rey

  • Remember! CLOSED ON MONDAYS...
  • When does the path open? Every day from Tuesday to Sunday.
  • When does it close? Every Monday, and January 1st, December 24th, 25th and 31st December

IF THE DATE YOU ARE WANTING IS NOT AVAILABLE, PLEASE CLICK HERE AND READ HOW TO GET A PERMIT WITHOUT USING THE ONLINE FORM…

Entry permits are 10 Euros per person, 18 for the guided tour and 11,55 for the entry and shuttle bus… Payment is made by credit/bank card in full during the booking process. You must create an account on the system in order to purchase tickets for the Caminito del Rey

Step by step instructions – Caminito del Rey. Booking the Caminito del Rey (how to buy a ticket).
Remember! You have to register an account first
  • Go to www.caminitodelrey.info (This is the English language home page.)
  • Register with the site first! At the top left you will see a link for registering or logging in. (REGISTRO / ACCESO ESPACIO PERSONAL) Register with a valid email and password which in Spanish is the word “Clave“. (NOTE: YOUR PASSWORD MUST CONTAIN NUMBERS AND LETTERS!) “Si todavía no estás registrado, puedes hacerlo en el formulario de RegistroThis means if you don’t have an account then create one……
  • Click Registro. Fill out the registration form and register your account. (Don’t forget to check the two boxes before you click on “Aceptar” and try to get the capcha code right first time!
  • Check your email for confirmation (don’t forget to look in your spam folder). The email takes an age to arrive.. In my case with 5 test accounts more than 10 minutes! YOU MUST confirm the account by clicking “Activar” in the email.
Buying your tickets for the Caminito del Rey
  • At the the top right, click on “Purchase Tickets” and you’ll be taken to the booking portal (Sometimes it switches back to Spanish) Look for the English language link to change back again.
  • (If you are rebooking for another date because of closure on your original date of entry click on the link at the top that says “CANJEO POR CIERRE”. (Or Exchange by Closing) Select the new date you want and then add the original reference number from the email you received when you made your initial reservation.)
  • The page with the calendar should load straight away so that you can select the date that you would like the permit for. (use the buttons to navigate through the calendar and select the date you want. If they are not available you will see YELLOW dates and “Agotado” means no places available… GREEN dates means there is availability…
  • Click a date and then select the hour you want to walk the Caminito del Rey and Enter how many people are going in your group.
  • At this point in order to continue you must login to the site with the account you created earlier.
  • You can select the just ticket or ticket plus bus ticket or guided tour. Parking is also available to pay for in advance.
  • Make sure that you tick the box to say you accept the rules – (He leído y acepto las condiciones generales de compra y Política de Privacidad.)
  • Click on” Finalizar” and enter your card details and click “Pagar”. You will receive an email with confirmation of your entry…PRINT THIS and take it with you along with your passport AND the credit card that you used to make the purchase on the day of your walk.
Try to get you info correct first time!

Note: Try to get all your info right the first time. Sometimes when the page refreshes and you have got something wrong, the information you previously entered is lost and you have to start again.

Some people are having trouble with the system accepting certain emails. If this happens try a different email address.

If you can’t get a ticket for the day you want then the one alternative is to stay in a local hotel. These are the ones nearest to the Caminito del Rey.

IF THE DATE YOU ARE WANTING IS NOT AVAILABLE, PLEASE CLICK HERE AND READ HOW TO GET A PERMIT WITHOUT USING THE ONLINE FORM OR STAYING IN A LOCAL HOTEL

Get Your Guide

If it is impossible to get a normal entry ticket from the online system or elsewhere then the only option may be a guided visit (An excellent option for larger groups as well!). Have a look at these options at the Get Your Guide website

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El Caminito del Rey Gorge Walk Tickets for Winter 2023-2024 Now Available

Tomorrow, September 20, 2023, tickets for the Caminito del Rey gorge walk will become available for purchase online. This announcement heralds the start of the winter season, which will run from November 7, 2023, to March 31, 2024. Nestled within the awe-inspiring Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Natural Park, spanning the municipalities of Álora, Ardales, and Antequera, this iconic path is celebrated for its suspended walkway and its stunning natural beauty.

From November onward, visitors will have the opportunity to explore this natural gem from Tuesday to Sunday, with opening hours set between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Do keep in mind that the path will be closed on public holidays, including Christmas, Semana Blanca, Easter Week, and on Mondays, February 26, and March 25, 2024.

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Picture yourself strolling along the suspended walkway, high above the rugged landscape, with panoramic views stretching as far as the eye can see. El Caminito del Rey offers not just a walk but a thrilling adventure through the heart of nature. It’s a chance to witness the untamed beauty of Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Natural Park and create indelible memories.

caminito del rey suspension bridge
El Caminito del Rey Gorge Walk Tickets for Winter 2023-2024 Now Available

Visitors can park at the Caminito del Rey visitor reception centre, located in the municipality of Ardales, next to the MA-5403 road. The centre has a large exhibition area, a viewing terrace overlooking the Conde del Guadalhorce reservoir, and a car park with space for 240 vehicles. Visitors can park for two euros per day, which can be booked when purchasing tickets on the website.

To reach the Caminito del Rey, visitors can also take the Cercanías (local train) service from Malaga’s María Zambrano and Centro railway stations. Shuttle buses can transport visitors to and from the path and the car park. Seats can be purchased either in advance at the time of ticket purchase or on site in cash.

El Caminito del Rey Gorge Walk Tickets for Winter 2023-2024 Now Available

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