El Caminito del Rey: an adventure 105 metres up in the air in Málaga

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At Vincci Hoteles we’re giving you the chance to enjoy El Caminito del Rey with an exclusive offer from the Vincci Selección Posada del Patio 5* Málaga: a 15% discount on your reservation, no queues, with insurance, guide and entrance to the walkway for 30€/person.

Heights of over one hundred metres that will make you feel incredible. An eight kilometre trail of incredible views, all in a spectacular natural setting that has only birdsong and the sound of falling water as its soundtrack. Without a doubt, this is one of Málaga’s outstanding treasures, and one which has won three European conservation awards.

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El Caminito del Rey (in Málaga province), known in English as the King’s Little Pathway, was until recently considered the most dangerous path in the world. Its deterioration had seen various sections fall away, while the handrail was notable for its absence. A situation that only saw the pathway’s fame grow, as it became an attraction for the most adventurous.

However, with those conditions most people couldn’t enjoy the path, and so in 2014 work started on repairing and upgrading the Caminito, turning it into a wonderful attraction in a natural oasis, accessible to everybody, or nearly everybody. Those who can’t do the tour include: children under eight, those lacking basic fitness or who suffer from cardiac problems, and individuals who need respiratory equipment or who are undergoing medical treatment at the time of their visit. And also those who are paralysed by vertigo – they should definitely think twice about going.

How to get to the Caminito del Rey

El Caminito del Rey is a wooden walkway constructed on the walls of Gaitantes gorge, located between the towns of Ardales, Álora and Antequera, in the province of Málaga. Built directly onto the rock, on the inside of the canyon, the pathway has sections barely a metre wide, a dizzying 105 metres above the river on near vertical walls. Looking just below the new trail you can see the old pathway, which gives a good idea as to why it had become the most dangerous walkway in the world.

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Walking along this pathway that is as vertigo-inducing as it is spectacular, all of a sudden, we come across a bridge: EL PUENTE. It’s 34 metres from one end to the other, above a gaping chasm. Vertigo. And more vertigo. There are only two options: run across as fast as possible, or enjoy the moment. The thrill of being 105 metres above the rushing water isn’t something you can experience every day. Are you tempted?

Stay with Vincci Hoteles and take advantage of our Caminito del Rey offer

If you love an adventure and like nothing better than being in the middle of nature, don’t think twice, escape to Málaga and discover the Caminito. As ever, Vincci Hoteles makes everything easy for you. The hotel Vincci Posada del Patio, located in the historic centre of Málaga, has a great offer if you’re keen to visit the Caminito del Rey.

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Avoiding the queues, the pack includes a 15% discount when you book a room with breakfast and dinner and your ticket to the Caminito del Rey tour for 30€ per person, with guide and insurance included (subject to availability on the date of the tour).

Your experience will be complete when you get back to the Vincci Selección Posada del Patio for your well-deserved rest after the adventure. You’ll have every luxury you’d expect from a 5 star hotel, as well as a Roman wall in the foundations that you can visit and facilities like covered parking and the Wall Bar, that most Fridays has a live jazz show.

 

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