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Andalucía’s longest zip wire prepares to open in Alhaurín de la Torre

Work takes place on the zip wire structure.
Work takes place on the zip wire structure. / SUR
  • The 1,300-metre-long attraction, overlooking the Costa del Sol, will be part of Sunview Park Adventure, due to open in August

Alhaurín de la Torre is soon to have Andalucía’s longest double zip wire and one of the longest in Spain.

The project is being developed by a family who are converting their land into a leisure park with views over the bay of Malaga, to be called Sunview Park Adventure.

The park is expected to open to the public in August with the 1,350-metre-long zip wire as the main attraction.

“This is farmland that we inherited from our grandparents, in Cerro de las Cuevas, and one day while we were there, the idea came up because of the spectacular views,” said Antonio Miguel Vallejo, the estate’s administrator.

Vallejo and his family started to develop the project in 2013.

“We started by sorting out all the paperwork, and after a lot of red tape we had the documents we needed and started work a year and a half ago,” he said.

Now the construction of the zip wire is complete, and is just pending the opening licence from the town hall.

“All being well, we’ll open in August. Everything has been delayed due to the coronavirus crisis,” added Vallejo.

The zip wire, called ‘Supertirolina VK Twin’ has been developed by the specialist firm Vertikalist. It stretches for 1,350 metres and has taken 28 weeks to build.

Once operating it could be used by up to 600 people a day.

The park will also include a small kiosk bar at first, although the family’s idea is to gradually increase the services available.