Are you brave enough to take on the world’s most dangerous walking path?
Spain's Caminito del Rey looks more like an “Indiana Jones” movie set than a walkway for mere mortals.
Originally constructed in by King Alfonso XIII in 1921, the walkway was built high above the Gualdalhorce River in southern Spain. Though the total path is about five miles, the most famous boardwalk segment comprises almost two miles of rickety looking bridges.
Caminito del Rey translates to “King’s Little Path”—a relatively benign name for this tourist attraction where at least five people died, with the most recent happening in 2000s. The walkway has officially been closed since 2001 but many have attempted the trek with carabiners and professional climbing gear.
After a $6 million renovation, the renovated pathway is reportedly much safer. Only 600 tourists will be able to traverse the walkway per day, with no more than 400 people allowed on the boardwalks at the same time.
Though tickets are free, eager thrill-seekers should book reservations online to avoid being turned away. Caminito del Rey will be officially reopened March 28 and can be reached via train or car from nearby cities Málaga, Antequera, Ronda and Ardales.
Check out one daring hikers trek across the pathway in 2008.