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.