Caminito del Rey Hike: Andalucia, Spain

This almost 8-kilometre path near Malaga (Andalusia) was once considered one of the most dangerous in the world. Today the entire route has been carefully restored, but although it’s now much safer, one thing hasn’t changed – the unique experience of strolling along walkways hanging over 100 metres up on a sheer cliff face. The views are unforgettable.

The Caminito del Rey route is spectacular from beginning to end, running through cliffs, canyons, and a large valley. It crosses the landscapes of Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, a gorge carved out by the river Guadalhorce, with walls 700 metres high. The area is also inhabited by a wide variety of plant and animal species; with a little luck, you can see highland birds like Egyptian vultures, griffon vultures, or golden eagles, and mammals such as wild boar and Iberian ibex. You will need to buy tickets for El Caminito del Rey, and you can reserve them on the official website.

Do you love the idea of visiting Caminito del Rey in the province of Malaga, but you’re afraid of suffering from vertigo? To make you feel a bit safer, know this. Since being restored in 2015, the walkways are safe for anybody aged 8 plus, regardless of your fitness levels. The walkway is flanked at all times by high protective handrails, which will minimise any vertigo you might be feeling. Remember that the walkway is absolutely safe and instead focus your attention on the incredible views! Once you’ve crossed the suspension bridge (the most hair-raising part of the route), you’ll be pumping with adrenaline and you won’t be able to wait to come back and do it all again.

This is such an unbelievable hike and I consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to do it. You will notice there are no drone videos in this movie this time as I would have been fined 45,000 Euros if I even tried to fly it. There were guards everywhere. The hike itself is just short of 8K and it takes about 3 hours to complete, even if you just walk it at a leisurely pace. It’s really interesting to see the people from all over the world who come to complete this hike! I met people from more than 20 countries. You make new friends along the hike and I did exchange information with quite a few people along the route. It’s almost like, you both know that you’re getting to experience something most people will never see in their lifetime!

I had such an amazing day and experience walking the El Caminito del Rey! I hope you enjoy the video!

Andalucia, Spain: El Caminito del Rey Hike

One thought on “Caminito del Rey Hike: Andalucia, Spain

  1. bills01at

    What an awesome experience.  Thank you for sharing.  I am especially comforted to see that your health is on the mend affording you this opportunity.  Also Johnny it is good to see your smile buddy.Bless you and continue to make it a great life.LUVU Gerri & Bill.Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


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