Breathtaking and captivating, emotional and stunning. If you don’t want to enter the “most dangerous path in the world”, it’s time for you to stop reading.
But if you are already at this line, you cannot go back. So, wear your helmet, take a deep breath and follow us inside Caminito del Rey.
If i gave you the chance to enter and enjoy this beautiful panorama, would you dare to come with us? Caminito del Rey is one of the most spectacular spot to visit in Málaga and we know that you will enjoy an unforgettable excursion.
First of all, make your mind free from any distraction and stress, because today you will dive into an adventure out of reality. A mix of nature and history that will lead you to smile while you conquer one of the most beautiful landscape worldwide. Experience a totally renewed point of view while you walk through Caminito del Rey.
From the first dum, right at the entrance of Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, the sound that you feel gives you the real atmosphere of Caminito del Rey. A dimension where nobody can tell you the pace to walk or which direction to go, even though you will be heading south to the council of Alora. The main entrance, in fact, is located in the close city council of Ardales, where Caminito del Rey, known once as “ Workers’ Balcony”, connects also with the territory of Antequera. The three city councils are the responsible of the new opening of Caminito del Rey, in 2015, after a complete refurbishing. Right now, accordingly, you can explore this stunning path on a solid structure that is really secure.
Don’t get too close to the canyon, they warning. But there is a fence, you might say. Well the danger is not the problem, is the impressive overview on the first part of the canyon that probably might scares you. But don’t worry, really funny birds will welcome you with their healing sound. In the canyon, they seek refuge from the bigger bird of prey and you can admire these beautiful animals along the whole path of Caminito. The new structure lays on the old one that had been built over a century ago. Now it’s time to explore a little deeper this amazing overview.
A strange cliff, that reminds the surface of the moon, open widely below you. On your left you can also recognize the railway that used to connect Cordoba and Malaga to transport coal for the industry. Surprisingly the train is still working as public transport to connect Alora (Estación del Chorro) and Malaga.
As a tourist you might consider fearless people those ones that more than 100 year ago dig the tunnel inside the two canyon of Desfiladero de los Gaitanes.
History sometimes is crazy. But here in Caminito del Rey everything can be even crazier. From Puentecillo de Toros, then, our story might begin in a proper way. This is the point where in 1921 the King has arrived. And from that moments on, myths and legends have inspired millions of people to join this famous walk.
Trees and animals that live here, spend their time in armony, while thousands of people walk through their habitat everyday. Welcome to Hoyo Valley, one of the most beautiful part of this trip, that get you closer to the famous suspension bridge.
Enjoy this trip until the end and don’t get scared of this little walk over 100 metres high. Join us in this amazing adventure and you will see Caminito del Rey as one of the best day trip in the whole province of Malaga, and even Spain.
Written by #CarloDominguez
Photos by #Lucho
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