Caminito del Rey
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¿What is the Caminito del Rey?
Why its name?
Take the route. What you should know
1.- The route is largely along an aerial path. There is no bathroom beyond the wide field and the mountain. By this I mean that you have to go to the bathroom first. But are there so many people doing the route not to stop at a tree? YES, There are people, a lot and especially in spring and autumn.
2.- The route is linear and we do not go alone in some sections due to the dimensions of the walkway and the dynamics of the route. There are sections that have an access system to control the flow of the rocorrido and avoid creating long worm tails.
3.- In summer we do not recommend doing the activity. Despite being located in a mountain area, in July and August it is not enjoyed the same as on other dates.
4.- Bringing water and a snack is essential. Taking the guided route lasts about 3 hours, so it is necessary to carry minimal supplies.
5.- At the end of the route, there is a shuttle that takes you back to the starting point. We must bear in mind that there is a queue to use the shuttle. It is somewhat uncomfortable after being on the road for three hours, having to wait in line if it fills up and there is no room.
6.- We recommend doing the route in the morning, first thing in the morning. You have more parking options and avoid the middle of the day.
7.- It is possible that due to weather conditions, the route may be prohibited. Likewise, access to children under 8 years of age is not permitted. Let’s not forget that we are walking along a walkway of just one meter at almost 100 meters of altitude. Knowing my son, for example, I understand and see it as logical that they establish a minimum age for safety.
8.- Access is not found as soon as you arrive by car, there is a previous route of about two kilometers that is done on foot to reach the interpretation center and from there begin the route.
9.- If you suffer from vertigo, rule out doing it. It is also not adapted for people with reduced mobility or in a wheelchair.
10.- Enjoy the environment, you will cross several ecosystems, the views are spectacular, it is a unique experience. It is a protected natural area. Leave your phone on silent mode, or better yet, turn it off.