The Caminito of Rey

El Caminito del Rey
The Caminito of Rey

The Natural Place Desfiladero of the Gaitanes finds in the centre of the province of Málaga, between the municipalities of Álora, Antequera and Ardales. It constitutes one of the most spectacular landscapes of the saw malagueña, with walls escarpadas and of considerable height, between which discurre the river Guadalhorce after going through the embalses of The Chorro, Guadalhorce, Guadalteba and Gaitanejo.

The construction of a channel of water from the embalses north until The Chorro to take advantage of here the desnivel in a hydroelectric head office, carried got ready a way of maintenance of said channel, known like Caminito of the King because the work was inaugurated by the king Alfonso XIII.

The caminito of the King is a step built in the walls of the desfiladero of the Gaitanes, beside the aldea of The Chorro, which serves of limit between the municipal terms of Álora, Antequera and Ardales, in the province of Málaga.

It treats of a runway peatonal of more than 3 kilometres, attached to the rock in the interior of a cannon, with stretches of a width of hardly 1 metre, hanging until 100 metres of height on the river, in some almost vertical walls.

The step of the time produced a big deterioration, almost all the route was without rail and there were segments that derrumbados, remaining only the beam of support.

In 2014, they initiated works to attain his rehabilitation, building a new runway with wooden signposts along his route. The works of rehabilitation finalised in the first quarter of 2015, and his opening effected in March of 2015.

Can realise previous excursions reservation, and the Deputation of Málaga has enabled a page web for this effect: http://www.caminitodelrey.info

June 2015
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Málaga 1 14 Km. 100 m. 100 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta
June 2015
lugar
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Málaga 1 14 Km.
Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Desnivel Positivo
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100 m. 100 m. Easy Recorrido de Ida y Vuelta