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Is the Caminito del Rey Dangerous? Safety Recommendations

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The Caminito del Rey is one of the most popular destinations for nature and adventure lovers in Spain. This mountain trail is located in the province of Malaga, and is one of the main tourist attractions in the region. Although it is known as one of the most dangerous trails in the world, if you are thinking of visiting this spectacular place, from Visitanddo.com we deny the rumour below.

Is the Caminito del Rey dangerous?

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Footbridge of the Caminito del Rey.

For quite a long time, the Caminito del Rey was known as the "The most dangerous path in the world. However, it is important to note that this statement is no longer valid after the redevelopment of the trail in 2015.

Currently, the excursion to the Caminito del Rey is completely safe and strict rules are in place to ensure the safety of hikers.

Therefore, although in the past this path represented a great danger, nowadays you can enjoy this experience without worries and with the peace of mind of being protected by adequate security measures.

The entrance to the Caminito del Rey is limited and controlled.

We recommend that you carry out the advance booking to secure your access to the site, as the tickets they run out very quickly.

Don't miss out on this incredible experience, book your tickets in advance.

Is it possible to do the Caminito del Rey if it rains?

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The Caminito del Rey will be closed in case of adverse weather conditions.The use of the system shall not be permitted in the event of heavy rainfall, strong winds and other dangerous weather conditions, or when there is a risk of rockfall or when urgent and essential maintenance work is required.

However, the Caminito del Rey can be done in moderate rainfall.we recommend to the participants wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the climatic conditions that are expected and in case of a rainy forecast we recommend wearing mackintoshes.umbrellas are a forbidden item in the Caminito del Rey.

In case of closure, prior notice is given, although we repeat, weather conditions can change rapidlyThe Caminito del Rey is located in a mountainous area.

You can check the weather in the Caminito del Rey area click here. 

Safety recommendations for the Caminito del Rey

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Remember that entry is not permitted for children under 8 years of age.However, we strongly recommend that you check out our article on how to visit the Caminito del Rey with childrenIf you are over 8 years of age, you will find additional important information that will help you to avoid any unforeseen events that may arise during your visit to the trail.

Here are some safety recommendations to ensure that your visit to the Caminito del Rey is completely safe.

Follow the instructions of the guides

The guides are there to ensure your safety and that of the other hikers. Follow their instructions at all times and do not stray from the group.

Use safety equipment

The safety equipment provided is essential for your protection. Wear the helmet provided at the security checkpoint throughout the tour.

Don't stray from the path

The Caminito del Rey is a narrow and steep path. Don't stray from the path or get too close to the edge of the cliffs. It is 105 metres high across the pedestrian walkways that are barely 1 metre wide.

Wear appropriate clothing and footwear

The hike can be long and strenuous, so it is important that you wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for hiking. It is forbidden to wear flip-flops open at the back. Check here all the recommendations and prohibited items in the Caminito del Rey.

Bring water and food

Both at the entrance, in the northern part of Ardales where you will find El Kiosko, and at the end of the route in the southern part of El Chorro where you will find El Kiosko. Hotel La GargantaIt is important that you bring enough water and food to keep you hydrated and energetic during the hike.

Respect the natural environment

The Caminito del Rey is located in a protected area, so it is important that you respect the natural environment and do not litter or damage the native flora and fauna.

Don't stop in dangerous areas

Some areas of the trail are particularly dangerous, so it is important that you do not stop in these areas and follow the instructions of the guides.

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Caminito del Rey recommendations

It is important to note that the Caminito del Rey is a medium-high difficulty trail, so it is recommended that hikers are in good physical condition and are prepared to walk on uneven and steep terrain. In addition, due to its popularity, it is advance booking required to ensure availability at the desired date and time.

Our excursions to the Caminito del Rey from Malaga are completely safe and comfortable. We take care of all the details so that participants only have to worry about enjoying the experience.

Excursions include:

  • Entrance to the Caminito del Rey y protective helmetThe Commission's proposal for a new route is to be presented during the tour.
  • Transport to and from from the selected point on the Costa del Sol or Malaga city.
  • Expert guides who know the area inside out and are trained to provide information and assistance throughout the tour.

Don't wait any longer to discover one of the most spectacular trails in Spain.

Following these recommendations, you will be able to enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience at the Caminito del Rey in total safety and comfort. We look forward to seeing you on our excursions from Malaga!

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