A must for all acrophobics!!!!

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  1. snapper_37

    snapper_37 Barbara Woodhouse's Love Child

  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Veteran

    That's seriously bad. My stomach was doing flips!
  3. Maggot

    Maggot Guest

    It's no worse than a lot of Via Ferrata in the Dolomites or the Alps. There is clearly a safety wire and some people are using harnesses and via ferrata type y-slings.

    Piece of cake.
  4. mangaman

    mangaman Guest

    I've walked that path - although I didn't get very far :biggrin:

    It is officially closed because it is crazily dangerous - in fact the path doesn't exist for long segments and bits fall off as you walk along which I found slightly worrying!

    Beautiful though (great cycling country BTW - we were on a cycling holiday when we detoured off to see the path)
  5. Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Guru

    What's scary about that? I'd do that on my MTB.
  6. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
  7. mangaman

    mangaman Guest

    I think you'd fall off :biggrin: Seriously.

    There is no way of getting to the end without using the safety harness.

    The video is less scary than the path (or maybe I'm just a wimp) :biggrin:


    I can recommend cycling around the gorge to the end of the path where there is a reservoir.

    There is a lovely little hotel there, with a pool that looks out over the reservoir and the path, and serves a mean paella. It was completely empty when we were there (and that was in June)
  8. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

  9. mangaman

    mangaman Guest

    I've even found a picture of the hotel - brings back happy memories.


    If you look around you can see the railway tunnel (complete withe train) - that's where the path ends

    There were about 15 of us cycling from Grenada to Seville and 9 of them wimped out of 2 days and stayed on at the hotel as it was so lovely and the village has a station so they could meet us later in Ronda

    Bloody wimps
  10. mangaman

    mangaman Guest

    Erm - thanks but I'll pass on that one :biggrin:
  11. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    I was cringing just watching the video. I would never walk that path.
  12. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

  13. There's a similar clip on youtube of blokes doing exactly that!
  14. eldudino

    eldudino Bike Fluffer

    I reckon I've seen that path before in a nightmare - what the hell does that say about my mental state?!
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