How can you get a rush of adrenaline without jumping out of a plane or bungee jumping off a cliff? Set out on one of these thrilling walks! Hugging precarious cliff faces or suspended high amongst tree tops, these highly elevated paths make your heart drop and your eyes open wide. Not requiring any special skills or equipment, everyone can get a taste of adventure!
El Caminito del Rey – El Chorro, Spain
El Caminito del Rey, the King’s path, is a recently refurbished walkway in the El Chorro canyon, close to Malaga in southern Spain. Previously known as the most dangerous walk in the world, the path is now open to everyone chasing adventure. The suspended bridge tests even the steadiest feet, with wind whipping through the canyon faster than appreciated. Thankfully, the breathtaking backdrop makes it all worth while! Make sure you book in advance on the official website.
Coiling Dragon Cliff Walk – Zhangjiajie, China
Step into the universe of Avatar, with this other worldly skywalk that wraps around the top of Tianmen Mountain. Opened August 2016, this walkway welcomes only the brave. Made of glass, every angle is unhindered allowing jaw-dropping views of the surrounding mountains and the ethereal landscape of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Clinging to the cliff at a height of over 1,400m, it’s not for the faint-hearted!
Capitano Suspension Bridge – Vancouver, Canada
An absolutely stunning suspension bridge delicately stretching almost 140m over the Capilano River. The park also offers a cliff walk made of glass (because its really only a cliff walk if it’s transparent!). And if the spectacular suspension bridge across the river isn’t enough for you, there’s a series of seven more bridges strung across the green tree tops. An awe-inspiring immersion in one of Vancouver’s finest parks!
Haiku Stairs – Hawaii, United States of America
This one is for the rebels out there who are willing to bend the law a little (well a lot – this walk is illegal!). For those who have taken the risk, they’ve been treated to mind-blowing panoramas and rumour has it that there’s a swing at the peak – the Haiku stairs are truly reserved for daredevils only. Whilst this one’s probably better to enjoy on the computer screen, we have to wonder if it really is a stairway to heaven…
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