20 Aug, 2015 @ 15:57
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Caminito del Rey to remain free until March 2016

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The old walkway

SPAIN’S most famous walkway, the Caminito del Rey, will remain free to visitors until the end of March 2016.

Beginning in April 2016, access to the narrow cliffside path will cost €6 per person.

Tickets to the Caminito del Rey were supposed to remain free for  the first six months after the path’s reopening.

But due to legal issues about charging for entry to a natural area, the free period has been extended for an additional six months.

The Caminito del Rey, located in Malaga province, was built in the early 20th century to bridge hydroelectric power plants between Chorro Falls and Gaitaneio Falls.

It became famous for its breathtaking views and precarious position on a nearly vertical cliff, but after a series of fatal accidents in 1999 and 2000, it was closed to the public.

Restoration of the deteriorated pathway began in 2011 as a €9 million joint project of the Andalucian and Malaga governments.

The dangerous terrain severely limits the number of hikers allowed on the path at any given time, and only 900 are granted access per day.

All tickets to the Caminito del Rey through the end of September have already been reserved, and tickets for October are not yet available.

Caitlin Quinn

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