Caminito del Rey

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Where are we going?

Today we are going on an excursion to Caminito del Rey.

Itinerary

🚍Malaga & Costa del Sol⏩Ardales 🕑 1 hour 20 minutes

  • 30 minutes breakfast stop in Ardales

🚍 Ardales ⏩Northern access to Caminito del Rey🕑20 minutes

  • 4 hours Caminito del Rey

🚍 El Chorro⏩Malaga & Costa del Sol🕑1 hour 20 minutes

our guide will inform you of the timetables

History of the Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey was born out of necessity during the construction of the Córdoba-Málaga railway

The engineer Rafael Benjumea Burín was the one who took the reins of this project. 

 In 1921 the monarch Alfonso XIII attended the inauguration of the Conde del Guadalhorce reservoir in the area, for the laying of the last stone of the El Chorro dam.

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El Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey is known throughout the world as the one of the most dangerous trails in the world.

A spectacular walk along trails and walkways attached to the wall where the maximum height reaches an altitude of 105 metres with a total distance of 7.7 kilometres. 

This trail is located in the natural area of Desfiladero de los Gaitanes. was closed at the beginning of the 21st centurydue to a number of fatal accidents.

Reopened to the public in 2015, today it is one of the most important the most recommended routes not to be missed in the province of Malaga.

Enjoy the landscape

It is not allowed in Caminito del Rey:

  • Selfie sticks and drones
  • Umbrella
  • Making loud noises
  • Smoking
  • Grubbing up vegetation
  • Bathing in the river
  • Leaving the path
  • Bringing animals
  • Bulky suitcases or bags
  • Motorbike or bicycle helmets.
  • Wear flip-flops open at the back.
Take care of the environment

What are you going to see in the Caminito del Rey?

  1. Guadalhorce reservoir
  2. King's Chair
  3. Taphonis Tunnel
  4. Gaitanejo Power Station
  5. Chocolate Staircase
  6. The King's Bridge
  7. Valle del Hoyo
  8. Mirador de Cristal
  9. Suspension bridge
  10. The views of El Chorro
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