Caminito del Rey

Caminito del Rey means the path of the king and is a walking route that runs through the mountains and through the El Chorro gorge north of Malaga. The path is three kilometers long, a maximum of one meter wide and is located 100 meters above the river ‘El Chorro’ against the rock walls.

The Caminito del Rey was opened in 1905 for the maintenance of the Chowater and Gaitanejo waterfall hydraulic plants by King Alfons XIII of Spain , after which the path became known under its current name el Caminito del Rey: the King’s Path.

Due to the poor condition of the Caminito del Rey it was closed from 1992 and restored in 2014. The Koningspad was opened in 2015. You can order tickets online for around 10 euros per person. It is advisable to reserve tickets in advance due to the limited number of participants per day.

From our holiday homes you can reach the Caminito del Rey within an hour. Other sights can also be easily reached within 1 to 2 hours from the centrally located Alhaurin el Grande.