London,
16
March
2015
|
15:15
Europe/Amsterdam

EL CAMINITO DEL REY PATH, 'WORLD'S SCARIEST WALKWAY' TO BE OPENED ON MARCH 28TH

One of the most vertiginous paths of the world, the King’s Pathway, at more than 3km long, over 100m high and never more than a metre wide, will be open to the public on March 28.

Located between the towns of Antequera and Ardales, 40 miles northwest of Málaga, this chilling trail through Los Gaitanejos gorge chiseled by the Guadalhorce River, will be able to hold 600 people a day.

Fifty people will access the path every half an hour, with a maximum of 400 people on the boardwalks at the same time. 

Following a €2.5m renovation, the Caminito del Rey has an overall length of 4,350m and can be accessed through 2 booths. Of these, 1,600m are aerial walkways that cross two gorges, and the rest are trails and roads, part of an old railway track into the cliff.

The construction of the walkway began in 1901 and was finished in 1905. Its original purpose was to provide a short cut for workers between two hydroelectric power plants at waterfalls along the route and as a means of transporting supplies and equipment.

The King’s Pathway acquired its name in 1921 when King Alfonso XIII walked the length of the Caminito for the inauguration of a dam at the site.

Here's a couple of videos where you can see the before and after of the refurbishment.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmDhRvvs5Xw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQPIWfUcGGw

 

 

Tickets can be booked on the web page www.caminitodelrey.info  

 

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