Caminito del Rei

Rey04 The Caminito Del Rey is an amazing hike. Took about four hours but you could do it much quicker. I went as part of a small group with a private guide.
There were only five of us in the group so there was lots of opportunities to stop and discuss the history of the Caminito, the early exploration, the hydroelectric scheme, the Flora and the fauna.

The Caminito was originally made as a pathway for all workers so that they could do maintenance on the early hydroelectric scheme that was built in the late 1800s early 1900s.

It's a reasonably easy walk just at the end there is a number of stairs that you have to go up and down but it's fairly straightforward.

Details of the guide who I went with and instructions for the walk are printed below, but I would imagine that there are day trips that you can do from Mijas.
The whole day tour was only about €68 which I thought was very good value.

Christine (October 2017)

Christine's photos of the hike

Tour Operator : Jose Padilla
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I am Jose Padilla, your guide tomorrow at amazing Caminito del Rey. We will meet you at Plaza de la Marina (right next to the Malaga tourism office); at 8:30.
From there we go to The Natural Park of El Chorro where we start our journey.
ETA is around 15:00 or 15:30

Some information you need:
  1. Sandals or heels are not allowed, please bring any closed hiking/sport shoe.

  2. Pack water enough for 3-4 hours. It is very hot up there if its sunny. Solar cream is also recommendable.

  3. Bring some extra cloth to be able to put on or off some layers. In the mountains weather might change suddenly, specially this time of the year.

  4. Bring some snack or piece of fruit, it always helps.

  5. And, of course, bring a camera! The place is so spectacular that you need to bring pictures home!

Jose Padilla Estruch
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