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Sunday, 25 April 2010

El Caminito Del Rey

El Caminito del Rey (The King's Little Path) or El Camino del Rey (The King's Path) is a concrete walkway which winds precariously above the narrow gorge of El Chorro in the Andalusia region of Spain. It is 1 metre wide and has no handrail for most of its length. Chunks of the path have fallen away. It is highly dangerous and (I believe) illegal to walk it. I wouldn't attempt it in a million years - I have a poor head for heights. But some brave souls seeking adrenaline kicks do walk it - as this YouTube video shows. Don't watch it if you value your stomach. It's scary!

6 comments:

Frank (Caraisla) said...

There is no way i could do that. I think i was suffering from vertigo watching it. Thanks for sharing.

George said...

@Certifiable insanity! No other way to put it.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Even reading about it made me weak at the knees Robert.

am said...

Wow!! I've not heard of that walkway but have a recurring dream of walking on something like it without fear.

word verification: dizin

gleaner said...

Incredible! I thought I was doing okay but the last minute or so and dizziness set in.

Timecheck said...

That is an amazing and terrifying trail. Wikipedia has the history and a striking shot of it from a ground level view: Caminito del Rey