Thrilling Bridges and Walkways You Need to Cross At Least Once in Your Life

Thrilling Bridges and Walkways You Need to Cross At Least Once in Your Life

03rd March 2020

Crossing a bridge or a walkway can be a fairly boring, everyday experience. Yet, if you travel to any of the world’s most exciting places to do this then it suddenly becomes a far more exciting prospect. 

El Caminito Del Rey, Spain 

Its name might suggest that it is the King’s little path, but it is hard to imagine many Royals giving this crossing a try these days. Located in the south of Spain, it was closed for years but opened to the public again in 2015. It is often called the world’s most dangerous walkway, and with good reason.

The precarious walkway was built at the start of the 20th century for hydroelectric plant workers to use.  A number of people have died here over the years, so it is a task only to be taken on by the brave and by following the proper safety measures every step of the way. 

Mount Huashan Hike, China

Known as the world’s most dangerous hike, this is a hair-raising experience in China. Mount Huashan is one of the country’s sacred mountains. Part of the reason many people come here is to visit a small shrine high up in the clouds. However, you can’t get there by road or even by a safe aluminium walkway.

To get there, you need to cross a dangerous section which is known as the Plank Walk. This is an incredible section thousands of feet up the side of the mountain, where hikers walk across some planks of woods that are bolted into the rock. You need to use a harness for this section, thankfully.

Glass walkway at Tianmen Mountain Park, China

This next spot for high-altitude adventurers is also in China. It was opened in 2016 and is part of the wonderfully-named Coiling Dragon path. Tourists from all over the world come here to be thrilled by the views and by the excitement it offers.

The glass walkway clings to the side of the mountain and the world’s longest glass bridge is nearby if you want your heart to keep racing for longer while you are here.

Dachstein Stairway to Nothingness, Austria

This crazy tourist attraction in the Austrian Alps takes you for a walk over nothing above a 1,300 feet drop. It can be found at the Dachstein Glacier resort.  You can get here from the town of Schalming, by cable car. 

The highest bridge in Austria takes you for an exciting stroll for 100 metres, before you go down a few steps onto a glass viewing platform with outstanding views. It isn’t one for the faint-hearted.

Hussaini Hanging Bridge, Northern Pakistan

This is an old, narrow bridge crossing Borit Lake in Pakistan’s Hunza region. One of the most notable things about it is that sometimes a few of the planks are missing, giving it a terrifyingly unstable look. 

There are other rope bridges of this type in the region, but few look as daunting as this. Beside it, you can see the haunting remains of the original bridge, which was destroyed by windy weather many years ago but is still strung across the lake.