How to get to the Caminito del Rey
From Málaga (By road):
On leaving Malaga take the A-357 towards the MA-444 which passes the villages of
Cartama, Pizarra,Carratraca and Ardales. This route is 59.1km long and is a 50-minute-drive. From Pizarra you could also take the road to Alora and from there go on to el Chorro via the A-343. This route is about the same distance although the road is considerably narrower and has more bends and therefore you will take a while longer to get there.
Take the Ma5403 to el Chorro where you can leave your vehicle in the car park next to the campsite and take the shuttle bus to the North entrance (first bus at 8:45am on week days and 9:00am at weekends). The option is to continue on the MA5403 till you reach the car park on the banks of the Conde del Guadalhorce Reservoir next to the Kiosko restaurant.
From most parts of Andalucia situated north of the Caminito del Rey, your best option is to reach Antequera and from there you have two choices of route.
- Head towards Campillos on the A-384 to the Chorro reservoirs (A-357 and Ma-451) to Ardales. 55km and it should take around 54 minutes.
- Take the A-343 to el Valle de Abdalajis and from there to el Chorro (Ma-226). Although this route is shorter (34km and only a 45-minute-drive) the roads on this route are in considerably poorer condition.