El Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey, also called “the King’s path” is a spectacular hiking route in the province of Malaga. A part of this walk leeds you over a narrow path above a gorge. The cliffs are about 400 metres high.

The Caminito itself is 2.9 kilometers, but with the approach routes you walk a total of 7.7 kilometers. The route through the gorge is varied. You walk parts over natural forest paths and 1,5 km over a narrow wooden path with railing. The total duration of the walk of the Caminito itself is about 2 to 2,5 hours.

Extra information

There are two options for capturing the tickets.

  • Book your tickets via the official website of the Caminito del Rey.
  • Our guests from Finca Sueño de Vida can request tickets through us, we will order the tickets and they will be ready upon arrival (service costs € 2,50 p.p.).


Things to keep in mind

  • Book tickets in time! The tickets are quickly sold out.
  • You should not visit the Caminito if you are easily scared or suffer from vertigo.
  • You get a helmet at the entrance, which you must always keep on your head.
  • There are no toilets or other facilities along the route.
  • Bring plenty of water and food.
  • Children must be accompanied at all times and be at least 8 years old.
  • When there is strong wind the Caminito can be closed.
  • It is a straight route, you start in the north and end in the south.
  • There is a bus service connecting the two sides. Buses leave every half an hour.
  • The bus from the El Chorro side leaves from the first roundabout, just before the train station.
  • The bus from the side of Ardeles leaves from El Sillón Del Rey “the chair of the king” (a stone table and a chair), a few hundred meters from the restaurant El Kiosko.

Opening hours

People are allowed on the route every 15 to 30 minutes and it is open every week from Tuesday to Sunday. The only times when it is not possible to visit the Caminito del Rey are every Monday, 1 January and 24, 25 and 31 December. It is also possible to walk the route with a guide. You can select this when you book your tickets on the website.