After several years of closure, the Caminito del Rey is no longer one of the most dangerous trails in the world, due to the restructuring that has been carried out for the enjoyment of hikers and climbers. The new Caminito del Rey does not alter the essence and adrenaline of the previous one with trails and suspension bridges with more than one hundred meters high, and thus this place becomes one of the most beautiful places in the province of Malaga and Andalusia.

What is the Caminito del Rey?

Located between the municipalities of Álora, Ardales and Antequera, on Caminito del Rey consists of a pedestrian walkway of more than three kilometers that runs along the rocky walls inside a canyon at a height of up to 105 meters above sea level. Guadalhorce river, sometimes vertical walls, as if it were a cliff, and with a width of one meter in some sections.

The river guadalhorce in the Caminito del Rey

Thus, it is an overhead 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: between 1999 and 2000 there were two fatal accidents, which led the Junta de Andalucía to close it in 2001. Even so, the old structure remains above the current one so as not to lose sight of the risk of passing through it not so long ago. Thanks to a restoration work between 2014 and 2015, making the path is totally safe, without detracting from its excitement and spectacular nature.

A whim of nature

More than a whim, a marvel. The sierra of Malaga, in the western part of the Betic Mountain Range, offers us this unique environment with the Guadalhorce River as a protagonist, passing through the reservoirs of El Chorro, Guadalhorce, Guadalteba and Gaitanejo. Located in the center of the province, this Natural Park Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, as it is also known, is excavated in limestone and dolomites from the Jurassic period, although we can also find rocky outcrops from the Miocene.