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Tickets for Caminito del Rey available for summer through to October 2022

The official website for the Caminito del Rey has now opened up tickets sales up to October 2022.

Also included, and new for this next batch, is the availability to reserve car parking along with your entry ticket and shuttle bus at 2 euros per car. The car park is located next to the official information centre for the Caminito del Rey (Puerto de las Atalayas).

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/

Read this if the date you want is not available: http://www.caminodelrey.es/no-tickets-for-the-caminito-left-online-no-problem-hopefully/


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Booking the Caminito del Rey (how to buy a ticket)

I hope these instructions help you to reserve a walk on the Caminito del Rey. Booking the Caminito del Rey (how to buy a ticket). The comments and questions at the bottom of this article are also very helpful so please feel free to ask questions or leave some feedback/experiences.

UPDATE April 2022 – Add your parking tickets! As you follow the booking system you will be asked if you want to add car parking spaces to your ticket. The cost of each parking space is 2€. REMEMBER: The car park is not walking distance away from the start point to the Caminito del Rey so a shuttle bus is required to get you closer to the start point from this parking area.

The visitor reception area can be found on Google maps here: https://maps.google.com/?q=36.91456538493755,-4.8071835875446105

UPDATE February 2022… Return bus services for the Caminito del Rey are available after you finish walking and are approximately every 30 minutes and cost 1:55 Euros. Make sure that you have the correct change as cards are not accepted and the drivers get a bit grumpy if you try to pay with a 50 euro note!. https://www.caminodelrey.es/bus-services-for-the-caminito-del-rey/

UPDATE December 2021… Now being run by a new company, the Caminito del Rey website has had a bit of a makeover and is a bit easier to navigate.

UPDATE March 2021….The online booking system has changed slightly for the better since the writing of this article and is now a little easier to navigate. REMEMBER that there is only one official website to buy your tickets from online.


Instructions to get your ticket for the Caminito del Rey

  • Remember! CLOSED ON MONDAYS...
  • When does the path open? Every day from Tuesday to Sunday.
  • When does it close? Every Monday, and January 1st, December 24th, 25th and 31st December

IF THE DATE YOU ARE WANTING IS NOT AVAILABLE, PLEASE CLICK HERE AND READ HOW TO GET A PERMIT WITHOUT USING THE ONLINE FORM…

Entry permits are 10 Euros per person, 18 for the guided tour and 11,55 for the entry and shuttle bus… Payment is made by credit/bank card in full during the booking process. (Paypal may also be available).

Step by step instructions – Caminito del Rey. Booking the Caminito del Rey (how to buy a ticket).
  • Go to www.caminitodelrey.info (This is the English language home page.)
  • At the the top right, click on “Book your visit” and you’ll be taken to the booking portal (Sometimes it switches to Spanish) Look for the English language link to change back again.
  • (If you are rebooking for another date because of closure on your original date of entry click on the link at the top that says “CANJEO POR CIERRE”. (Or Exchange by Closing) Select the new date you want and then add the original reference number from the email you received when you made your initial reservation.)
  • The page with the calendar should load straight away so that you can select the date that you would like the permit for. (use the buttons to navigate through the calendar and select the date you want. If they are not available you will see RED writing and “Agotado” means no places available… GREEN writing means there is availability…
  • Select the hour you want to walk the Caminito del Rey and Enter how many people are going in your group.
  • You can select the just ticket or ticket plus bus ticket or guided tour.
  • Click on “Comprar – Purchase” and the page refreshes with an area at the bottom  for you to fill out your details.
  • Make sure that you tick the box to say you accept the rules – (He leído y acepto las condiciones generales de compra y Política de Privacidad.)
  • Click on” Finalizar” and enter your card details and click “Pagar”. You will receive an email with confirmation of your entry…PRINT THIS and take it with you along with your passport AND the credit card that you used to make the purchase on the day of your walk.
Try to get you info correct first time!

Note: Try to get all your info right the first time. Sometimes when the page refreshes and you have got something wrong, the information you previously entered is lost and you have to start again.

Some people are having trouble with the system accepting certain emails. If this happens try a different email address.

If you can’t get a ticket for the day you want then the one alternative is to stay in a local hotel. These are the ones nearest to the Caminito del Rey.

IF THE DATE YOU ARE WANTING IS NOT AVAILABLE, PLEASE CLICK HERE AND READ HOW TO GET A PERMIT WITHOUT USING THE ONLINE FORM OR STAYING IN A LOCAL HOTEL

Get Your Guide

If it is impossible to get a normal entry ticket from the online system or elsewhere then the only option may be a guided visit (An excellent option for larger groups as well!). Have a look at these options at the Get Your Guide website

Bus services for the Caminito del Rey

Return bus services for the Caminito del Rey are available after you finish walking and are approximately every 30 minutes and cost 1:55 Euros. Make sure that you have the correct change as cards are not accepted and the drivers get a bit grumpy if you try to pay with a 50 euro note!

Alternatively you should be able to buy the combined entry and shuttle bus ticket when you reserve on the official online booking system at 11,55 euros per person…

Remember that you will need to get the return bus journey if you have parked your car at the starting point as the Caminito del Rey can only be walked in one direction from Guadalhorce reservoir / Kings chair / Kiosko bar side to the El Chorro / train station side.

Bus services for the Caminito del Rey start from El Chorro at 08:30 and run every 30 minutes (on weekends) and hourly on weekdays until 17:30 . The buses run from Tuesday to Sunday as the Caminito del Rey is closed on Mondays. (Check the official website when you buy your entry tickets as timetable are liable to change.)

More information on how to get your entrance permit here.


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Caminito del Rey Tickets available until june 19th 2022

From the 12 of January 2022 the online ticketing system for the Caminito del Rey will make tickets available until June 19th 2022

This is fantastic news as previously only 3 to 6 weeks in advance was possible making holiday planning difficult especially if you are visiting from abroad.

The official website is a bit more cleaner looking now and at the top left you can register an account whilst at the top right you will see the link to book a ticket. (Registration of an account is now an obligatory part of booking a ticket).

The updated instructions to get a ticket can be found here: https://www.caminodelrey.es/the-booking-portal-for-the-caminito-del-rey-how-to-buy-an-entrance-ticket/

If you can’t get a ticket for the dates that you want from the official reservation system then try Get Your Guide: https://www.caminodelrey.es/get-your-guide-for-the-caminito-del-rey/

Caminito del Rey Tickets available until june 19th 2022


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Caminito del Rey reopens 17 December 2021

Well, it looks like all the red tape and legal problems have finally been ironed out after a couple of months of uncertainty and the Caminito del Rey reopens 17 December 2021.

The lack of available information recently from any official sources has been a failure, in my opinion, as a simple statement posted on social feeds and a recorded message at the phone number would have sufficed to inform people as to the situation. https://www.caminodelrey.es/tickets-for-the-caminito-del-rey-in-december-yes-or-no/

Over the last couple of days the official website has had a bit of a makeover (and I expect to see more changes over the coming weeks). It is available in Spanish and English and also has added a “Subscribe to the Telegram channel” link at the bottom of all pages. (Telegram is a messaging app with over 500 million monthly active users and is one of the 10 most downloaded apps in the world). This will, presumably, be used to send important messages (such as closures due to bad weather) to subscribers alongside the main social network accounts of twitter and facebook.

The official website is a bit more cleaner looking now and at the top left you can register an account whilst at the top right you will see the link to book a ticket. (Registration of an account is now an obligatory part of booking a ticket).

All the original information and articles seem to be there, its just organised in a different way without left or right columns presumably with the intention of making it easier to navigate on a mobile phone.

The official website for booking tickets is here: https://www.caminitodelrey.info/

Plans are also being drawn up to finally open the visitor centre and huge car park that are at present in a terrible abandoned state and most probably the main reason that the people previously running the Caminito del Rey lost the contract to the new company. These two sites have been promised to open as soon as possible and will become the main area for information, buying tickets at the gate and parking for cars, coaches and buses. This in turn will take some traffic away from the kiosko/kings chair area which has become very congested and dangerous for pedestrians.

The updated instructions to get a ticket can be found here: https://www.caminodelrey.es/the-booking-portal-for-the-caminito-del-rey-how-to-buy-an-entrance-ticket/

If all else fails and you can’t get a ticket for the dates that you want from the official reservation system then try Get Your Guide: https://www.caminodelrey.es/get-your-guide-for-the-caminito-del-rey/


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The Grazalema Guide

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https://grazalemaguide.com/