The Caminito del Rey is a wonderful walk along steep cliffs, stunning scenery and deep gorges. The history of the trail dates back to 1905. The trail was originally created for workers building a power plant here, and it owes its name to a visit by King Alfonso XIII of Spain. The path later fell into disuse and eventually fell into disrepair. Due to the danger of collapse, the path was officially closed for a long time and travel along it was forbidden.
However, interest in the Caminito del Rey never waned - the temptation to walk over the precipice with stunning views was too great. Eventually, the local authorities decided to restore it according to all modern safety standards, and in 2015, the renovated structure was opened to the public.
Since then, it has become one of the most popular and visited sites in Andalusia. Despite the seeming extreme, the route is safe and suitable for almost everyone, with the exception of those with a strong fear of heights. Also, children under the age of 8 are not allowed.
Wherever necessary, the trail is equipped with handrails and barriers. Most of the trail runs on level ground and is not physically demanding. The total length of the trail is 6 km, of which around 1.5 km is made up of wooden paths along the cliffs. The rest of the trail is on a regular forest trail. On average, the Caminito del Rey takes 2-2.5 hours to complete.