Are you interested in nature and you love lovely views and good food then you need to visit the reservoir El Chorro and walk the Caminito del Rey 2021.
The most famous Caminito del Rey
Until recently, this famous path near Malaga was considered as the most dangerous in Spain and one of the most dangerous in the world. Today the entire route has been restored and is suitable for all ages to enjoy the flora and fauna and fantastic views. Although is much safer now, one thing is still the same – the unique experience of strolling along walkway hanging over 100 metres up on a cliff face. Take one of you best holiday selfies !! you will never forget the experience.
If you decide to take this path, there are probably some things you would like to know. It’s located in the south of Spain, and you can get there from the municipalities of Ardales or Álora (ask for tourist information when you arrive). The path goes through the beautiful natural area of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, which is 700 metres deep. The Guadalhorce River flows through this area. The panoramic view of this natural canyon sculpted by the river will captivate you.
The route is almost 8 kilometres, of which 5 km are on paths and 3 km are on walkways. There is also a tunnel running to the walkways of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, the tunnel is 300 meters long of which 285 are inside and 15 are outside in the Hoyo Valley. There are many animal species living in this area ( mountain birds, Spanish Ibex, foxes,dormice etc) normally you can spot them when taking the Caminito del Rey tour.
How Long does it take to walk the Caminito del Rey path ?
The Caminio´s route is one-way circle, and goes from Ardales towards the south ( el Chorro) and will take you around 3 hours to walk, but you can take a rest when ever you need there is no time limit for the route. After finishing the route, there is a shuttle bus to take you back to the parking. So you don’t have to walk the entire route back.
Do I have to buy tickets? How do I get there?
You do need to buy tickets – you can book them online via the official website . This site also has useful tips for your walk and information on official opening times and how to get there (as well as by car you can come by train, because El Chorro station is close to the Caminito and there are trains from Malaga, Seville and Ronda).In addition to a general visit completed at your own leisure, there is also the option of a guided tour to learn more about the region’s history, biodiversity and geography.
You can make the most of your visit and explore the districts of Guadalteba, Antequera and Guadalhorce Valley.If you fancy even more active tourism, there are many companies that organise water activities in the reservoirs nearby, or you can walk part of the Gran Senda de Málaga path. But if you prefer something more urban and cultural (or a dip in the sea, depending on the time of year), don’t forget that the city of Malaga is less than 50 kilometres away and is worth a visit.