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Caminito del Rey aerial walkway reopens to the public this Friday

The Caminito del Rey – one of the biggest tourist attractions in Malaga province.
The Caminito del Rey – one of the biggest tourist attractions in Malaga province. / SUR
  • During the Christmas holidays it will be open every day except 24, 25 and 31 December and 1 January

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the province of Malaga reopens its doors on Friday, 18 December.

It is an aerial pathway built into the walls of a gorge and is three kilometres long and barely one metre wide.

One of the best-known parts of the walk is the narrow, swaying suspension bridge that is more than 100 metres above the river.

After weeks of being closed due to pandemic restrictive measures in Andalucía it will reopen next Friday, December 18, during its usual winter hours from 9.30am to 3pm.

During the festive period it will be open every day of the week except 24, 25 and 31 December as well as 1 January.

Tickets are already available on the official website (http://www.caminitodelrey.info/en/) and are priced at 10 euros for entry and 18 euros for a guided tour in Spanish or English.

The president of Malaga’s provincial government, Francisco Salado, has described the reopening of "great news".

"The Caminito del Rey is a very important tourist attraction that generates employment and wealth throughout the province."

He has invited all the people of Malaga province to visit it, albeit with prudence, "so that we do not lose our way" and so that "2021 is the year of the recovery of the tourism sector, which so much needs it."

In accordance with current regulations, in addition to the usual security measures, infrastructures and personnel, both the daily capacity and that of visitor groups have been reduced.

Hydroalcoholic gel dispensers have been installed throughout the route, and the constant cleaning and disinfection of elements and contact surfaces such as railings, helmets is carried out.

El Caminito del Rey (King’s Walkway) is located in the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes Natural Park in the municipalities of Álora, Ardales and Antequera.