Are you thinking of going to the Caminito del Rey and don’t know when to go? Well, keep reading this blog, as we are going to advise and recommend when you can go to the famous “most dangerous path in the world”.
We understand that the route of the Caminito del Rey is always an excellent option for every tourist who travels to Malaga as it is very well known internationally and everyone leaves with a very good experience. It is a route that is characterized by its great natural beauty, and that can be visited thanks to the system of bridges built on the walls of the Gaitanes Gorge. We also know that the route is quite long, approximately 8 kilometres, so it is advisable to choose the right time of year to visit it and to choose the right clothes to take to the Caminito del Rey. Although Malaga does not have extreme weather, it is advisable to know when the route will be more pleasant to have a better experience.
In fact, this route may be closed due to weather conditions. As we have said, the weather in Malaga is good, but if there is rain or excessive wind, the walkways and the circuit will be closed for safety. This is an indication that there are professionals of the highest caliber who prefer to put safety before everything else. If you are interested in when the weather is most problematic, the highest rainfall is in winter. In summer there are high temperatures that can reach 40 degrees Celsius.
Below you will discover the best time to visit the Camino del Rey, and you will be able to see the advantages and disadvantages of going at one time or another. Also, if you want to do this route, the best way is with our Guided Visit of the Caminito del Rey, where you can experience this route with the best professional guides of the city. Also, if you are visiting Malaga and you want to see it in a guided way to understand everything better, we have our Free Tour Malaga, being the best option to get to know this great city.
There are several times of the year to visit this route without any problems. Autumn could be a great time to visit the Caminito del Rey, with September and October being the months with low rainfall and mild, pleasant temperatures of no more than 28 degrees Celsius. However, you should bear in mind that November is the month with the highest rainfall and temperatures, both minimum and maximum, start to drop. So, if you want to make your trip in autumn, we recommend the months of September and October for the reasons we have mentioned above.
If you want to make the trip in winter, you should bear in mind that temperatures are quite cold, although not as cold as in the interior of the Peninsula. What’s more, in December there is abundant rainfall, although this level drops from January onwards. We do not recommend travelling in winter because of the rainfall, as the route may be closed due to rain at some point. If you still want to make the trip during this season, we recommend that you do so in February, when there is less rainfall and temperatures are a little milder.
Spring is one of the most interesting times to travel and make the trip. There is less rainfall than in winter, but in April and May there may be the occasional shower. In terms of weather, temperatures are quite pleasant, averaging 15 to 16 degrees Celsius. The months of April and May are highly recommended to do the route, although take a mackintosh just in case.
Finally, summer tends to be a more difficult time, as everyone wants to go at this time of year because people have more holidays. Entrances to the tour are scarce because of this, which makes things more difficult. However, during the months of July and August the temperatures are quite high, around 30-40º. If you go during this time, we strongly recommend wearing a hat and drinking plenty of water.
There is also June, which is one of the best months to do the trek. It has an optimum temperature that can reach a maximum of 28º. As for rainfall, although it is true that it can have more than in July or August, it is the third month of the year with less rain, so it is also attractive in this respect. If you want to do this tour in summer, we recommend June.
In short, in order of preference we recommend autumn first, then spring and finally June in summer, leaving winter as the last option.