Restored Caminito del Rey could be inaugurated in the first quarter of 2015

The restoration work on the Caminito del Rey, started in 2013, are currently scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2015, with the official inauguration possibly including the presence of King Felipe VI.

Nothing is certain, though, except for the fact that, for the first time, an entry fee will be charged. It is thought that this fee will be around six euros, although again, nothing has yet been officially agreed.

Another idea under consideration is to make the Caminito del Rey a one-way walk with a shuttle bus running between the point of origin and the end of the walk. On this point, it would have to be decided whether the walk would begin in Álora or Ardales.

The Visitor Centre will be in the railway station in El Chorro and the rail infrastructure company ADIF has already accepted a request to rename the station El Chorro-Caminito del Rey as an aid to boosting tourism.

The restoration work is currently set to cost five million euros and in addition to the new walkway along the cliff face, which will feature a glass-bottomed section, there will be a new bridge across the gorge and a new access road.

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