This is the most famous part of the Caminito del Rey. It is a narrow walkway that hangs over the gorge, with sheer cliffs on either side.
This is a 30-meter-long bridge that spans the gorge. It is said that the name comes from the sighs of relief that people would let out when they crossed it.
This is a small cave that is home to a colony of bats. It is located near the end of the Caminito del Rey.
There are several waterfalls along the Caminito del Rey. The most impressive waterfall is the Gaitanejo Waterfall, which is located near the beginning of the trail.
This is a viewpoint that offers stunning views of the gorge and the Caminito del Rey. It is located at the end of the trail.
Timings: 9 AM to 3:30 PM/ 5:20 PM (depending on the season)
Closed: The trail is closed on Mondays.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit the Caminito del Rey is in spring (March to May) or autumn (September to October). During these times, the weather is mild and sunny, with average temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. There is also less rainfall during these seasons, which makes for a more comfortable hike.
Address: El Caminito del Rey, 29550 Ardales, Málaga, Spain
Caminito del Rey has two entrances: the north entrance and the south entrance.
There are no restaurants at Caminito del Rey but you can find lots of places to eat close to that trail.
Budget: Hostal El Mirador Ardales, Alojamiento Rural El Molino del Chorro, Casa Rural El Capricho
Mid-range: Hotel El Mirador del Valle, Hotel Cueva del Gato, Hotel La Posada del Conde
Luxury: Hotel El Campanario del Río, Hotel Villa Jaral, Hotel Vincci Selección Estrella del Valle
You can purchase tickets to the Caminito del Rey online. Online purchasing allows you to skip the long queues at the ticket office.
Tickets are limited: The Caminito del Rey is a popular tourist destination, and tickets can sell out quickly, especially during peak seasons (spring and autumn). By booking your tickets online, you can guarantee your spot on the trail.
It's more convenient: Booking your tickets online saves you time and hassle. You can do it from anywhere in the world, and you don't have to worry about lining up at the ticket office.
You can choose your time and date: When you book your tickets online, you can choose the time and date that you want to hike the trail.
Caminito del Rey ticket includes access to the trail, a multilingual expert guide, and transfers from Seville or Granada.
The cancellation policy depends on the type of ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, others may not offer a refund upon cancellation. Please check the specific terms before you make your reservation.
The Caminito del Rey is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, from March 1 to November 5, 2023. The trail is closed on Mondays.
The Caminito del Rey is a 7.7 kilometers long trail. It takes most people about 3 hours to complete the trail.