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The Spanish Trail You Need To Tackle This Year…Even For Non-Adventurists

BY JST NEWS

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Opening during Spain’s Holy Week is the world’s so-called most dangerous path: Caminito del Rey in Malaga, Spain.

The walkway, which has been closed off to the public for more than a decade, is now open for travelers starting on March 26 with a cliff face boardwalk hanging 100 meters above Guadalhorce River.

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The walkway pins along the steep walls of the narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Alora (in Malaga). Camino del Rey built in 1901, refers to “King’s pathway,” provided hydroelectric power plant workers means of transport between Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls.

In 1921, King Alfonso XIII of Spain inaugurated the pathway by crossing it, hence the name. The 1 meter (3.3 feet) width pathway sits 100 meters (330 feet) above the river, and parts of it began to collapse through time. In recent years, several people have lost their lives on the pathway. Two fatal accidents occurred in 1999 and 2000, so the local government decided to shut it down.

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A €9 million reconstruction was put in place in 2011, completed by Andalusia regional and Malaga local government. Renovation project kept some original features in addition to using new materials while keeping the old design.

Travelers will need 4-5 hours to complete the entire route via foot as it includes steep slopes. This will undoubtedly be one of the hottest attractions this year, whether you’re an adventurists or not.

Source: CNN. Additional reporting by Jetset Times. 

Malaga Spain Camino del Rey

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El Chorro-Alora, Málaga, Spain (map, website)

Opening hours:

April 1 to October 31: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

November 1 to March 31: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. f

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One Comment on “The Spanish Trail You Need To Tackle This Year…Even For Non-Adventurists”

  1. March 21, 2015 at 4:09 am #

    Wow this looks amazing! Definitely on my list

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