El Camino del Ray and El Chorro


Via Ferrata Caminito del Rey in El Chorro

-& El Camino Del Rey walkway itself-


El Caminito del rey itself is a narrow, man-made path that is suspended along the sides of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (Gorge of Gaitanes) and contours along the walls of this narrow, steep sided cleft 100m above the Guadalhorce river below. It was repaired in 2014 and you can now book your tickets on line to visit individually or as part of a guided group. This much publicised route is a fantastic adventure that crosses some amazing territory.


Via Ferrata El Caminito del Rey


The Via Ferrata itself goes through some hidden and amazing territory within El Chorro rock faces. It is a combination of vertical walls, an exciting 30 meters zip line -which requires a pulley- and a fun tibetan bridge.

Nearest Town: Alora

Best meeting point: El Chorro train sation Bar

Difficulty: K3

Total estimated time: 3.5/4 hrs


Multi activity tour

The small village of El Chorro in Andalucia is justifiably famous amongst climbers as a fantastic winter rock climbing destination and the same dramatic limestone scenery

We can arrange or suggest accommodation for your stay or combine a trip along the Caminito del Rey walkway, the Via Ferrata itself and some rock climbing on the amazing rock faces of El Chorro.



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Via Ferrata Caminito del Rey


190 Euros
95 Euros pp



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El Camino del Rey as it enters the gorge

El Caminito de Rey walkway history

The gorge connects two large reservoirs and it was to connect these dams -and their hydroelectric plantsthat- that the path was originally built.

The work on the walkway was started in 1901 and it took four years for the construction workers to finish the walkway. The inauguration of the walkway had to wait until 1921 when Spanish King Alfonso XIII opened the dams and crossed the walkway. It has been called The King’s Pathway ever since.

The pathway has gradually fallen into disrepair although it is used regularly by climbers to access the multitude of climbs that line the walls of the gorge. The fragile nature of the construction is quite impressive - a lot of the climbs in the gorge start at on the ground and finish on the walkway and it was quite a shock the first time I saw the underside of pathway and the apparent lack of anything substantial holding it all together.

It became infamous at the turn of the century when there were some fatalities - this wasn't really much of a shock to many climbers who regularly saw inebriated youths josseling their way along the walkway.

These days you can enjoy it in total safety. Children must be over 8 years old and make sure you book with plenty of time.




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Rock climbing courses and holidays in Spain that are always totally customised to your needs.

Andalucia is an awesome venue for adventure holidays and we can help you arrange your holiday

We can organise accommodation in both venues for groups of all sizes

Silvia is a native language speaker and can help you with both formal and informal language lessons.

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Signing the summit log on El Chamizo

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