Hike El Caminito del Rey (The King’s Pathway)

El Chorro, Spain

King Alfonso XIII had the walk made into 1921 to open a dam on the Guadalhorce River. It wasn’t until recently that the 2 mile stone pathway built into but barely attached to the side of a cliff became a daredevil excursion. The three foot wide path has whole segments missing and crumbling away due to years of neglect, but people still flocked to attempt a crossing, GoPros in tow, until four people fell to their deaths in 2000 and the path was closed.

It is currently being renovated and a far safer path is intended to open in 2015, allowing people to take in gorgeous views of El Chorro Gorge from a much safer vantage point.

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