GCWF'18 · Friday, 26 oct

A full of life pine forest - Biosphere Reserve

This awesome route is developed in one of the natural treasures of Gran Canaria: Tamadaba Natural Park. It is considered the lung of the island, it is declared Biosphere Reserve, and also it is the responsible and author of our dream postcards.
We will start the route in the front door of Tirma estate and we will set course for the west, towards Roque Faneque; where we will enjoy the magic landscape of the place. From here, we will go back two kilometres to climb the Pico de la Bandera. Then, we will descend one of its hills towards Degollada del Humo, and from here, we will make a detour through its slope to arrive at the recreative area, the end of the route.
Find out more about Tamadaba:
“Tamadaba” is an indigenous toponym which makes reference to a massif located in the northwest on the island, at 1,444 metres above the sea level. There stands one of the best-cared pine forests on the island, and moreover, it can also presume about its remarkable efficacy in the hydrological catchment, and its several dams are the proof.
There are other biosystems very well preserved, like ravine systems, cardonales and tabaibales (endemic bushes), and the habitats of the scarps. There are several endangered species in Guayedra crags, some of which are exclusive of this place.
Tamadaba Natural Park is one of Gran Canaria less altered territories by the human hand. Its 7,500 hectares stretch from the highlands down to the coast in the far west on the island, in a space declared Biosphere Reserve by the Unesco. You can choose between its wonderful and native Canary pine forests; its almost inaccessible cliffs of the west coast and the rich biodiversity of its ravines.

Route and interactive Profile

Medium difficulty
8 km aprox
3:30 h aprox
+ 492 m
- 506 m

  • Itinerary

    Degollada de Las Lajas, Cueva de los Ajos, Cuevas del Zapatero, Lomo de Faneque, Degollada Los Pasitos, Morro de Las Lechugas, Llanos del Mimbre, Área Recreativa de Tamadaba.
  • Date

    Friday, 26 Oct 2018
  • Picking up participants

    08:00 Auditorio Alfredo Kraus - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    07:30 Touristic Information office, near to CC Yumbo Centrum - Playa del Inglés
  • Route Time

    09:30 - 13:00 (approximately)
  • Other Activities

    Tasting of Canarian products
  • Return

    18:00 Auditorio Alfredo Kraus - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    18:30 Touristic Information office, near to CC Yumbo Centrum - Playa del Inglés

This route includes:

  • Liability insurance
  • Accident insurance
  • Picnic
  • Guided tour and interpretation of the natural, ethnographic and cultural values of the island
  • Transport to and from Las Palmas de GC and Playa del Inglés
  • Specialized guides on trails in different languages
  • Tasting Canarian products

All routes GCWF 2018

Saturday, 27 Oct 2018
Saturday night, 27 Oct 2018
Sunday, 28 Oct 2018

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