El Caminito del Rey, Andalusia - Hotels

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Caminito del Rey bridge
Caminito del Rey Bridge - By Michael131977 on Flickr - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0


Since March 2015, the Caminito del Rey has reopened for hikers. Before that, he was closed for 14 years. The reason was that many hikers and climbers had crashed in the vertical gorge. Until its closure, it was considered the most dangerous trail in the world. No wonder, if you look at the photos from earlier times. The jetty leads along steep cliffs and was in a dilapidated state before its closure. Even then adventurers ventured over the way into the gorge. This is part of the popular winter climbing El Chorro in Andalusia.


The Caminito del Rey of yesteryear
The Caminito del Rey of yesteryear Gabirulo on Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0


El Caminito del Rey

They used the footbridges to get to their climbing areas. A game with life, as the photo above shows. Meanwhile, the trail is open to the public again. Even if today only 400 hikers are allowed on the dock per day. You must wear a helmet and pay ten euros entrance fee (as of June 2017). The crowd is so big that you have to register in advance. So, if you plan to conquer the steep gorge, you should sign up early. This works out on this website, A good seven and a half kilometers long is the footpath from the village of El Chorro. The jetty in the cliffs has a length of almost three kilometers. For the hike you should plan about four to five hours.

Benalmadena Hotels

It takes about an hour to drive from Benalmadena to El Chorro, the village where the trail starts. The perfect distance to do this hike as a day trip. These Benalmadena Hotels * are good as starting points.

Travel Arrangements

The hotels in Benalmadena are located on one of the most popular Andalusian coastlines. From there, the coastal towns of Torremolinos, Malaga, Estepona and Marbella are within easy reach.

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El Caminito del Rey, Andalusia - Hotels

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn

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