Like all good adventures, this one caught our attention having seen an article in the newspaper whilst having a lazy sunday afternoon in the pub! The four of us in awe of the article and talking about how great it would be to have a boys adventure over in Spain and completing this famous walk.
A couple of years later and finally getting ourselves in agreement as to a date we left the UK – two by plane, two riding from the UK, through France and into Spain before arriving in el Chorro to start the walk.
The walk is approximately 40 or so kilometers north of Malaga very near Alora in a place called el Chorro. For years there has been talk of renovating this famous walk (following several deaths) as it has fallen into disrepair – to stop people accessing the walk, the Spanish authorities have destroyed both the start and end of the walk though you can still access it via a Via Ferrata.
The walk was completed in little over five hours by Vodka Dave, Simpo, Tug and myself – finishing with huge grins on our faces and wanting to do much more in the future.
The railway tunnel opposite Caminito del Rey
Vodka Dave & Simpo, gaining access
Vodka Dave about to cross the water-bridge
Tug, negotiating the broken path
Memorial to fallen climbers
Simpo, Caminito del Rey
Simpo, Vodka Dave, Crash and Tug, Caminto del Rey - Done!