How long is El Camino del Rey?
From start to finish, El Caminito del Rey is 7.7 km, the portion that is suspended 100 meters above jagged rocks is “just” 3 km long. From the entrance of the nature park to the suspended boardwalk, there is a bit of a trek but is well worth the effort.
There are two entrances to the park: the north and the south entrance. From here to the actual boardwalk there is about a 2km walk through the forest on either side. Taking this into account, the full experience will take you about 4 hours, so make sure to bring water and snacks.
How many people died on the Camino del Rey?
At the risk of sounding morbid, no one really knows the exact number.
Since the Caminito del Rey became an adrenaline-junkie-magnet, there have been 6, highly publicized deaths.
But the pathway is over 100 years old and was built with unsafe and rudimentary tools and techniques. Builders would hang of the side of the mountain with ropes to work on the pathway back in the 1900s. It was so dangerous in fact that prisoners that had received the death penalty were recruited to work on the most dangerous segments in exchange for a reduction in their sentencing.
There aren’t exact number of people that lost their lives to the Caminito del Rey, but it is probably a lot more than 6.
Where is el Camino del Rey?
The Caminito del Rey is located in Málaga, which is a province of Andalusia in southern Spain
How far from Malaga Camino del rey?
Málaga is s little over 60 km from El Caminito and it takes about 1 hour to get there by car
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What movies features camino del Rey ?
The 1960 film Scent of Mystery, also known as Holiday in Spain, the final exhilarating chase scene takes place on the Caminito del Rey where Denholm Elliott’s character and his partner, played by Peter Lorre, are chased by the Paul Lucas, who plays the villain. The chase ends with Paul Lucas’s character getting run over a train in a tunnel that is also part of the same nature park where El Caminito del Rey is located. You can learn about other movies made in Spain inour dedicated article.
El Caminito also appered in the 1965 film Von Ryan’s Express a film starring the great Frank Sinatra and in the 2012 Spanish thriller “Fin”.