By Sarah Keane • 26 October 2020 • 16:46
THE Axarquía’s own Caminito del Rey is opened on Monday, October 26 to welcome its first walkers
The so-called ‘Caminito del Rey of the Axarquía’ was officially opened by the provincial government, Diputación, on Monday.
It is a mountainous path between Canillas de Aceituno and Sedella, in the natural park of Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, and where the most spectacular area of the route corresponds to the pedestrian walkways of the place known as El Saltillo.
The highlight of the route is the new suspension bridge in Canillas de Aceituno, of a suspension bridge 46 metres long and suspended 50 metres above the riverbed in an area near the La Rahije.
The provincial government invested around 600,000 euros in the project, which the authority’s president, Francisco Salado, has described as “a major attraction” for the area.
The route, which is free to use, was built on an existing path but significant improvements have been made to increase safety and ease of use of the walkways, some of which are 100 metres above ground.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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