Attention thrill seekers! Have you heard about the Caminito del Rey near to Malaga in southern Spain? Built in the early part of the 20th century near the village of El Chorro, the Caminito del Rey is a narrow walkway resting on spikes and cables hammered into the side of sheer cliffs 100 meters above the Guadalhorce River.
Called the “Kings Walkway” after being inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1921 the one-metre wide path was built so that workers could easily access a hydroelectric plant on the nearby Guadalhorce reservoir.
After having fallen into disrepair, parts of the walkway fell away but it did not deter rock climbers and intrepid hikers from trying to traverse it despite it having gained the reputation for being the “world’s most dangerous walkway” Following five deaths between 1999 and 2,000 the Caminito del Rey was closed to the public and only reopened again in 2015 following extensive renovations.
Today holidaymakers visiting the Costa del Sol have the opportunity to experience the thrill of the Caminito del Rey in complete safety and take the ultimate selfie to post on their Instagram account.
It is important that before you buy your ticket, plan your visit carefully and read the rules of mandatory use.
Children under 8 years old will not be able to access the Caminito del Rey and documentation will be requested to prove it: ID, Passport.
Remember: In case of closure due to inclement weather, you can redeem your ticket for another day, for which you will have two months to do so by entering your barcode at the time of choosing your new date, you can also do so by calling the number 902 787 325.
For more information visit, www.caminitodelrey.info