September 7, 2016 by: Diana Beach
Caminito del Rey
When a member of the Cartajima Women’s Association bottled out of walking the scariest hike in the world, John was invited to take her place.
The generous Delegación of Málaga (equivalent to the County Council) sent a luxury coach to the village to transport the group of about fifty to the northerly trailhead of the Caminito del Rey.
Constructed in the early twentieth century when the railway was being forged through the mountains between Málaga and Ronda, this footpath, suspended over the gorge, hanging in midair, has been a mecca for daring doers. After falling into dangerous disrepair and a series of deaths, the path was closed. Now, completely revamped and totally safe, it reopened in 2015 to the public.
The full length of the path is only 7.7 km, including the walk in and the boardwalks. Highly controlled now, advance tickets are required and the hard hats supplied must be worn. Lots more information on the official site here
As a guest of Los Castaños, we will be happy to get advance tickets for you if you let us know. It is just a hour’s drive away from Cartajima so a lovely day’s excursion for those not inclined to vertigo.
There are a couple of restaurants nearby or we can provide a picnic.
It is a linear walk and a bus brings you back to where you started.
Give it a go!