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Companies bid to build the Axarquía's Caminito del Rey

An image of what the El Saltillo path will look like.
An image of what the El Saltillo path will look like. / SUR
  • Much of the walkway is already in place but needs to be improved and a bridge will be constructed 54 metres above the Almanchares river

Companies interested in bidding for a contract to build the Axarquía's answer to the Caminito del Rey had until last Monday to submit their proposals.

The project is set to connect the villages of Canillas de Aceituno with nearby Sedella via a walkway and hanging bridge, similar to the Caminito in Álora and Ardales. Much of the walkway is already in place but needs to be improved and a bridge will be constructed 54 metres above the Almanchares river.

The area, known as El Saltillo, forms part of the Great Malaga Trail (Gran Senda) which, when complete, will connect inland villages in the province via a series of footpaths.

Once awarded, the project, which has a budget of 554,506 euros is expected to take eight months to finish and mayor of Canillas de Aceituno, Vicente Campos hopes it will be ready "by the end of next year".