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The World’s Most Dangerous Walking Path Gets a Makeover

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | March 26, 2015

The World’s Most Dangerous Walking Path Gets a Makeover

Photo courtesy of Caminito del Rey

One of the reasons many tourists travel to exotic locations for vacation is the thrill-seeking adventures that can be found in other places, and the re-opening of Caminito del Rey in Spain should be enough to have visitors flocking to the site.

According to, the Caminito del Rey is the known as the world’s most dangerous walking path and is going to be reopened to the public on Saturday, March 28th after $6 million worth of renovations.

Caminito del Rey has been closed since 2001, but there were still many who hiked the trail with carabiners and professional climbing gear. According to the report, at least five people have died on the walking path, with the most recent coming in the 2000s.

A video of the famous walking path before renovations can be seen below, courtesy of Thrillseekers Anonymous:

The walkway that works its way through the gorge above Gualdalhorce River in southern Spain was originally built by King Alfonso XIII in 1921. As seen in the video, the structure did not hold up well in recent years, thus the renovations and new construction on the structure.

According to the Caminito del Rey’s official website, tickets to walk the pathways are free, but the structure only holds 600 people a day. No more than 400 visitors can be on the pathway at one time, with 50 visitors being allowed to begin the trek at half-hour intervals.

Judging from the images on the tourist attraction’s website and the press release, the pathway has been completely rebuilt in some areas and extreme safety measures have been taken.

While it may not be as life-threatening to thrill seekers, the world’s most dangerous walking path can now be fun for the whole family. Hikers eight and older can walk the historic path.

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