The walkway, which has been closed off to the public for more than a decade, is now open for travelers starting on March 26 with a cliff face boardwalk hanging 100 meters above Guadalhorce River.
The walkway pins along the steep walls of the narrow gorge in El Chorro, near Alora (in Malaga). Camino del Rey built in 1901, refers to “King’s pathway,” provided hydroelectric power plant workers means of transport between Chorro Falls and Gaitanejo Falls.
In 1921, King Alfonso XIII of Spain inaugurated the pathway by crossing it, hence the name. The 1 meter (3.3 feet) width pathway sits 100 meters (330 feet) above the river, and parts of it began to collapse through time. In recent years, several people have lost their lives on the pathway. Two fatal accidents occurred in 1999 and 2000, so the local government decided to shut it down.
SEE IT FOR YOURSELF!
April 1 to October 31: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November 1 to March 31: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. f