Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Family trip to Caminito del Rey


El Caminito del Rey, also known as the King’s Walkway, is the perfect place to visit for everyone looking for a family day trip full of adventure. This is no simple walk in the park. El Caminito Del Rey was once regarded as the most dangerous path in the world, and isn’t for anyone without a head for heights! At a cost of millions of euros the hike was re-opened in 2015 making the once-precarious footpath a safe and secure attraction for the whole family. It is a wooden walkway that winds its way along the side of a narrow and plunging gorge, offering incredible and exciting views.


There are two entrance sites from the north and one from the south. If you start from the Ardales in the north you have the choice of two tunnels to walk through. The first tunnel is approximately 200 metres long and 1.5km from the control cabin whereas the second is 2.7km from the control cabin. From Ardales you’ll be walking downhill whereas starting from El Chorro in the south, you’ll be walking slightly uphill.




You must book a ticket. The maximum number of people allowed on the Caminito at one time is four hundred. Groups of up to fifty people are allowed through the initial control points with slots allocated every half hour. A maximum of 1,100 people per day are allowed to walk the Caminito. You must take your proof of your ticket with you; either paper or digital as the tickets are scanned at the entrance. You must not forget your ticket otherwise you’ll be denied entrance.

All information you can find here: http://www.caminitodelrey.info/en/#1


PARQUE ARDALES CAMPING



If you love nature and would like to stay for a few days longer we would highly recommended Parque Ardales Camping site. It is located on a huge forest, covered with pine trees on the banks of the dam Conde del Guadalhorce and bordering on the Natural Park of Los Gaitanes. Inside the camping you can find many attractions: beautiful lake with swimming area where you can rent pedal boats & kayaks, also Tibetan bridges, abseiling and archery. Lovely place to visit for a swim and other water activities. And great for kids! They offer camping sites but also private apartments. All information you can find here http://parqueardales.com/


LA CUEVA DE ARDALES



The Cave of Ardales or Trinidad Grund was discovered in 1821 thanks to an earthquake that left the current entrance door free. This cave is well worth a visit if you want to soak up some prehistory. It preserves more than 50 figures and other symbols of animals, deer, horses, goats and a fish, mostly engraved with punches or flint burins. In general they are dated from the Upper Paleolithic about 20,000 years ago. The trip must be pre booked. If you speak spanish you can call at 952 458 046 or email at patrimonio@ardales.es 


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