After fifteen years of closure, El caminito del rey has stopped being one of the most dangerous trails in the world, due to the restructuring that has been carried out for the enjoyment of walkers and climbers. The new caminito del rey does not alter the essence and the adrenaline of the previous one with footpaths and hanging bridges with more than one hundred meters of altitude; This way this place becomes one of the most beautiful places of the province of Malaga and Andalusia.
¿What is the Camino del Rey?
Located between the municipalities of Alora, Ardales and Antequera. The Caminito is an aerial walkway that was created to replace the previous one, known for its dangerousness. For this reason it is not surprising that it was known as the most dangerous road in the world. Even so, this structure remains above the current one so as not to lose sight of the risk involved in passing through it not long ago. Thanks to this work of restoration, making the path is totally safe, without detracting from the excitement and spectacularity.
The name it receives from “caminito del rey”, because it was King Alfonso XIII, who inaugurated this path to reach the dam of the Count of Guadalhorce. This distance of the new king’s road is a total of almost eight kilometers. The route is completed in about 4 or 5 hours, and it is easy to do and does not require much physical form.
The most spectacular part is the passage through a spectacular footbridge that desfiladero de los gaitanes gorge, where the views are really incredible. This new tourist initiative has not gone unnoticed by almost anyone. Even prestigious magazines such as Lonely Planet and National Geographic have also echoed this route, including it in their report section.
Wherever you look, the views that can be appreciated are of great beauty. Those who are passionate about hiking, photographic hunting and especially climbing will find in this place a multitude of possibilities. Definitely the caminito is positioned as the fashionable tourist attraction in Andalusia.