After fifteen years of closure, El 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 the adrenaline of the previous one with trails and suspension bridges with more than a hundred meters high; 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 towns of Álora,Ardales and Antequera. El caminito is an aerial walkway that was created to replace the previous one, known for its danger. For this reason, it is not surprising that it was known as the most dangerous road in the world. Even so, this structure is kept above the current one so as not to lose sight of the risk of passing through it not so long ago. Thanks to this restoration work, walking the path is totally safe, without detracting from its emotion and spectacular nature.
It is called “caminito del rey”, because it was King Alfonso XIII, who inaugurated this road to reach the dam of the Count of Guadalhorce. The distance of the new king’s road is a total of almost eight kilometers. The tour is completed in about 4 or 5 hours, it is easy to do and does not require great physical fitness. The most spectacular part is the passage through a spectacular walkway that crosses the gorge of the Gaitanes, where the views are truly incredible. This new tourism initiative has not gone unnoticed by almost anyone. Even prestigious magazines such as Lonely Planet y National Geographic have also echoed this route, including it in their reports section.
No matter how you look at it, the views that can be appreciated are of great beauty. Those passionate about hiking, photo hunting and especially climbing, will find a multitude of possibilities in this place. Definitely the caminito is positioned as the fashionable tourist attraction in Andalusia.