The ‘world’s most dangerous pathway’ boosts the town’s economy

Known once as the ‘world’s most dangerous pathway’, the Caminito del Rey or The King’s little pathway, finally re-opened in 2015. The small town of Ardales, in the Malaga province are finally reaping its benefits with a boost to the local economy.

The Caminito del Rey has attracted thousands of tourists since it reopened in 2015 after years of major repairs.

Visitors have since flocked to see the famous pathway which in full is 7.7km. Part of the access way is 4.8km long and the distance between the entrance and the exit gates of the boardwalks (boardwalk – Hoyo Valley – boardwalk) is 2.9 km long.
This spectacular natural beauty spot is both breathtaking and attractive, although the path is more than just a gentle stroll in the hills. The boardwalks and a hanging footbridge that stand at 105 metres height, as well as the sheer drops, can naturally leave many people feeling fearful. The path being narrow in part is not for the faint hearted, and requires a certain level of physical effort and skill. What frightens some in this unusual attraction is actually what attracts many adventurers to it.

Are you planning a trip here? Tell us what you enjoyed..or didn’t! We would love to hear about your adventure on here.

  1. jackie flowers says:

    Club Internacional de Nerja are running a trip on 23rd February taking 30 of their members.

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