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Have you walked 'the world's most dangerous' footpath?

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Have you walked 'the world's most dangerous' footpath?
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Tickets go on sale on Tuesday for the Caminito del Rey, a thrilling five-mile walk along a pathway clinging to the steep walls of a dramatic gorge in southern Spain.

Once dubbed the "most dangerous path in the world", the King's Way reopened in March 2015 after extensive repairs. It was previously closed for 14 years following the death of five people who fell from the wooden walkway.

The  footpath, which hugs the cliff side of the El Chorro gorge near Álora, Málaga, is one metre wide and 7.7km long. While it may not be as dangerous as it once was, the views are just as spectacular.

Tickets to walk the path cost €10 and require advanced booking, so if you are planning a trip to the area don't delay in booking ahead, as tickets sell out fast - especially during busy holiday periods.

READ MORE: Ten reasons to discover the real Malaga in 2017

Last year, 70 percent of the tickets were sold to individual tourists while 30 percent were snapped up by travel agents and adventure tour specialists.

But for those who want to explore the beautiful gorge without the risk of suffering a nasty case of vertigo, you can now do so online. 

Either by checking it out on Google maps:

Or by watching this extraordinary drone footage of the route.
 

The video below is a reminder of why it was dubbed "the most dangerous footpath in the world" and shows the route before the extensive repairs.


 

Since reopening, the Caminito del Rey has proved a real boon for Malaga province, attracting tourists away from the beaches of the Costa del Sol to the undiscovered interior.  More than 600,000 visitors have walked the Caminito during the last two years, 69 percent of whom were foreign tourists.

READ MORE: 12 adrenaline-fuelled adventures in Spain

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