Caminito del Rey

Estepona Hiking


Buy your ticket on time :

Check the weather conditions before departure, if the route is closed then you can reschedule it.

Tip:Park your car at the end point – at El Chorro (acceso Sur)

Do you want to park at the Visitor Center?
You can park in the Visitors’ Reception Centre Parking (2 euros/day).
In this case, we recommend that you park in this parking lot at least one hour in advance. You can reserve and purchase your seat via our website during the ticket purchase process or directly upon arrival (subject to availability). There you will find the shuttle bus stop (service not operated by Caminito del Rey). After the Caminito de Rey (about 1:30 – 2:00), in the El Chorro (Álora) district, you will hand in the protective helmet provided by the organization and the shuttle bus stop is 300 meters away (service not operated by Caminito del Rey).
With the single bus ticket, you can travel freely in both directions as many times as you need on the day of your visit. The cost is 2.50 euros/pax (not included in the ticket price) and you can buy it on our website (your ticket is linked), or directly at the time of use, which must be paid in cash to the driver when boarding the bus (so no debit cards or credit card)
The bus schedule is from 07:40 to 07:00. The journey takes about 15-20 minutes to the stop near El Kiosko Restaurant.

restaurant el kiosco

A good tip is to use the toilet in this restaurant and to possibly buy something in drinks or food because from this location there are no more toilets and or restaurants until after the walk. and that’s only about 3 hours later.

1st entrance to entrance caminito del rey, king’s path


Then follow the steps Caminito del rey. this takes you via a walking path through a pine forest of about half an hour walk (2.7 km) at also the entrance of the king’s path where ticket control takes place.

2nd entrance to entrance caminito del rey, king path:

The second option is a slightly faster route, shorter of about 20 minutes to the entrance of the king’s path. However, this time you have to go through a dark tunnel of 300 meters long.

for this second option you do not immediately take the exit after the restaurant but continue to walk on the main street. after about 3 mnuten walk you will see on the left side of the road a sign with a reference of 1.5 km to Caminito del rey. you can see that a tunnel has been built through the mountain there. this tunnel is 300 meters long.

caminito del rey
on the left side on the hooftstraat a few minutes after restaurant EL KIOSKO

300 meter long dark tunnel right through the mountain. is shorter.
So either you take option 1 through the forest, or you take option 2, faster and through this tunnel.

Eventually you will arrive at the entrance. see photo below.

after 30 minutes of walking we arrive at the entrance, ticket control
after 30 minutes of walking we arrive at the entrance, ticket control

how does the walk run ?

The walk runs from the north through the gorge down, 2.9 km long. You can’t walk back!
Once you arrive at the end of the walk you will arrive at the reservoir and train station EL CHORRO.




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