Plans are unveiled for the new seven-kilometre extension to the Caminito del Rey

Elías Bendodo explains the new sections of the Caminito.
Elías Bendodo explains the new sections of the Caminito. / Salvador Salas
  • The provincial government is to spend 1.7 million euros on the new stretch which will link up with three forest paths in El Chorro

The Malaga provincial government (Diputación) has unveiled its plans for the extension of the Camininto de Rey gorgeside walkway that has already attracted more than a million visitors to the El Chorro area.

The new section of the path, explained by the provincial president Elías Bendodo, will add an extra seven kilometres to the current seven, by incorporating existing forest trails.

The first new section, and the most complex, will include an extra 350 metres of walkway suspended above the gorge. This will then give way to the path known as Almorchón. Here walkers will eventually come across a fork, with the choice of two paths. The firstwill take them to the Buitreras viewpoint and end up at the Sillón del Rey. The second option will take visitors to the new visitor centre and the car parks.

The project is currently awaiting the green light from the Junta de Andalucía.