Caminito del Rey, The King’s Trail, a path of vertigo
04 May 2017

Caminito del Rey, The King’s Trail, a path of vertigo

04 May 2017

Caminito del Rey, opened by the king Alfonso XIII in 1921 and historically known as “the most dangerous runway of the world”, has turned into a privileged observatory for the nature of our environment, thanks to a spectacular rehabilitation that makes it unique.

The Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Natural Spot, betweens the towns of Álora, Antequera and Ardales and practically equidistant of the three unique B bou Hotels places, is one of the most impressive landscapes of Malaga’s mountain chain. Its coomb is a canyon dug by the Guadalhorce river that in some points can reach 700 meters deep.

The construction of a channel of water from the reservoirs to take advantage of the slope in a hydroelectric power station made necessary a maintenance path, known as the Caminito del Rey, “The King’s Trail”, because it was founded by Alfonso XIII. This path of 3 kilometers long was recently restored in one of Diputación de Málaga‘s biggest interventions. After that, the Caminito del Rey has turned into a privileged observatory for the nature of our environment, unique in the world, leaving behind its consideration of “the most dangerous runway of the world“. That’s why we strongly recommend a visit to our clients interested in active tourism and adventure.

Also, the Caminito del Rey has received a lot of national and international awards, one of them being the Andalusian Tourism Award to the “Good Practice”, received on the same 2016 edition in which María Herrero, B bou Hotels’s co-founder, was recognized on the “Entreprise or Entrepreneur” Category for her work directing B bou Hotel La Viñuela & Spa.

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