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Are you travelling with a group of four people or more to the Caminito del Rey? Get your guide for the Caminito del Rey Could be the best option!

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The online reservation system for the Caminito del Rey sells out pretty fast and even though many hotels can help, you may already have your accommodation organised.

Once the places start to fill up, it can be almost impossible to reserve if your group is more than 4 people (and sometimes even 2 is impossible!)

With this in mind, a guided visit for your group is the solution. Have a look at some options from Get Your Guide using the below links. Many of these companies can cater for large groups for 30 or more people, some offer private tours and others an inclusive day trip with lunch and tapas!

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Bobastro castle and Omar ben Hafsun

A few kilometres from El Chorro and the Caminito del Rey, you can visit Bobastro castle and Omar ben Hafsun. (Follow the MA-448 until the junction signposted for Bobastro and the Mesas de Villaverde.) lay the ruins of the impressive fortress known as “Bobastro” that are well worth a visit if only for its stunning setting. (You really need a car to visit this place though.)

This area around 850 to 917 was ruled by Umar ibn Hafsun ibn Ja’far ibn Salim (Arabic: عمر بن حَفْصُون بن جعفر بن سالم).  In Spanish this man was known as Omar Ben Hafsun and in the 9th-century he was a formidable Christian leader of the anti-Ummayad forces in southern Iberia.

Ibn Hafsun was a Muslim rebel leader who led a prolonged rebellion against the Islamic Caliphate in Al-Andalus (Islamic Spain) in the 9th and 10th centuries. His rebellion began in 881, and he managed to establish his own state in the region of Bobastro, which lasted for over three decades. He was able to hold off the forces of the Caliphate for a long time, but was ultimately defeated and killed in 917. He is considered as one of the most powerful and influential figures of the time in Al-Andalus.

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Caminito del Rey tickets spring and early summer 2023

From Wednesday March the 25th of January, Caminito del Rey tickets spring and early summer 2023 will be on sale via the official reservation website and for the various agencies that provide guided visits to the area. Tickets will be available up to June the 25th

This year the Caminito del Rey will also be open on Monday, April 3, coinciding with Holy Monday festivity (Easter), and on Monday May 1, (International workers day holiday.) NOTE: Normally the Caminito del Rey is closed on Mondays.

Also included in this next batch, is the availability to reserve car parking along with your entry ticket and the shuttle bus. The car park is located next to the official information centre for the Caminito del Rey (Puerto de las Atalayas). Read some important information about the reception centre here: https://www.caminodelrey.es/caminito-del-rey-visitors-reception-centre/

See here for instructions on booking your ticket: https://www.caminodelrey.es/the-booking-portal-for-the-caminito-del-rey-how-to-buy-an-entrance-ticket/

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Caminito del Rey reopens after rockfalls

The Caminito del Rey will reopen tomorrow, Friday 16th of December, with a circular route that will begin and end at the southern access to the area. (The El Chorro area which is normally the end point.) This is a provisional solution that will be available until the repairs of the damage (caused by the landslides in early December)

The temporary route is 500 meters shorter than usual, but it does mean that you get to go across the suspension bridge twice and pass through a tunnel that is normally closed to the public. If you have an entry ticket for the Caminito del Rey then you need to head to the El Chorro side and go to the “exit” point where people would normally leave their safety helmets on finishing the walk. The reservation system on the official site has instructions on getting there.

Caminito del rey closed due to rockslides

The people running the Caminito del Rey have decided to re open the walkway even though the the work on repairing the damage caused by last Mondays rockfalls have not been completed yet. The new circular route will not pass through the damaged area.

An initial evaluation of the damage has recommended that works will also be needed to stabilise the cliffs as well as repair the broken walkway. It’s so serious that in collaboration with the University of Malaga, a scan of the walls on both sides of the gorge will be carried out consisting of a high-resolution topographic survey, combining the use of LIDAR and photogrammetry. This will provide a 3D model to help engineers work out how to solve the issues of landslides and rockfalls in this, the narrowest part of the Caminito del Rey.

I have a feeling that this “temporary” measures might last for quite a while! 🙂 However, the official website for the Caminito del Rey is stating that works will be completed by January the 15th 2023.


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Rock falls close the Caminito del Rey

Apart from the heavy rains over the past few days, fock falls have now forced the operators to close the Caminito del Rey for a few days.

The official website states the Caminito del Rey will be closed for three days (13th, 14th and 15th of December 2022) whilst repairs are being carried out.

Caminito del rey closed due to rockslides

Great news that no one was walking along the route when these rocks slipped and fell destroying around 10 metres of the walkway.


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Caminito del Rey tickets 2023

The official website for the Caminito del Rey has now opened up Caminito del Rey tickets 2023 (up to the end of March 2023).

Also included in this next batch, is the availability to reserve car parking along with your entry ticket and the shuttle bus. The car park is located next to the official information centre for the Caminito del Rey (Puerto de las Atalayas). Read some important information about the reception centre here: https://www.caminodelrey.es/caminito-del-rey-visitors-reception-centre/

See here for instructions on booking your ticket: https://www.caminodelrey.es/the-booking-portal-for-the-caminito-del-rey-how-to-buy-an-entrance-ticket/

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