Caminito del Rey is roughly an hour’s drive from Ronda or Malaga and can be accessed by train to El Chorro, where the walk begins. It’s about a 2km bush walk from El Chorro to the starting point of the trail, which can take two hours to complete. Allow enough time to reach the start. Buses run at both ends.
Ronda is a perfect place to set up base. There are plenty of accommodation options close to the city centre and for all budgets.
A sherry tasting in Jerez, the Caminito del Rey pathway unguided for €10 ($A15) advanced booking essential, visit the man-made beach at Zahara de la Sierra and take a dip in a cave at Cueva del Gato.