Hiking ´El Caminito del Rey´ - The scariest footpath in Spain! When in Spain Ep.26

Updated: Jul 8, 2020

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Get your a head for heights on because in this episode of When in Spain I take you on a dizzying walk along El Caminito del Rey - The King's Little Path, once dubbed the most dangerous path in the world.

The route is famous for its 300 feet-high boardwalks that guide you above plunging gorges and roaring rapids of the Guadalhorce River far below.

The route was completed in 1905 and was used by construction workers carrying materials to the Guadalhorce dam. Its royal association came when it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1921.

Check out the YouTube video below - Join me for some of the walk

However, following years of neglect, the 110-year-old walkway, set in the village of El Chorro, north west of Málaga, was renovated in 2015 following a string deaths at the cliff-side boardwalk.

A joint effort by the regional government of Andalusia and the local government of Malaga, who shared the costs of the renovation, the project has retained much of the walkway’s original features.

If you're in the Málaga area and want something different to do check out the official website here: http://www.caminitodelrey.info/en/#3

Here's the Google Maps location: https://goo.gl/maps/ruqQGYrkxGx

El Camino del Rey is approx 80km north of Málaga. (About an hour's drive)

Practical advice: Plan to arrive at least an hour before your ticket entry time/guide departure time. It can get busy and can be difficult to park. On top of that you have about a half-hour walk to the start/entrance to 'El Camino del Rey'.