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Route 2. Rocky Paths In The Guardian's Shade

On its second day, October 24th, Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2019 will travel a path in which the views of the summits of Gran Canaria will be the protagonists. This route called IN THE GUARDIAN’S SHADE will allow us to appreciate the greatness of Roque Nublo, that will guard our way from above.

 

The day will begin in La Goleta, a place knownby its magical paths. We will make our way through them until we reach Altos de Hornos from where we could admire the magestosity of Roque Nublo as well as the summits of Gran Canaria. We will continue our path through La Degollada de los Hornos. From this point we will start our way downhill until we find Camino de La Plata. And by this we will be in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana in the southern slope of the island.

Although we will begin our journey on the road to La Plata, we will make a small detour, since we could not miss such a spectacular place as the La Ventana del Nublo. This enclave, if a clear sky accompanies us, will offer wonderful views of the island of Tenerife and, if we are lucky, we will see the island of La Gomera as well.

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After La Ventana del Nublo we will resume our journey and continue towards Cruz Grande. We will continue our descent until we reach the town of Tunte, located in La Caldera de lasTirajanas. This pre-Hispanic town retains the name of the aboriginal settlement that saw it born. From here we can contemplate the views of La Caldera de las Tirajanas while we cross paved paths.

In this route we can discover the grateful panoramic views that the southern slope offers of the island. As well as the exclusivity of its landscapes, unique in the world. 

We will finish the tour at Hotel Las Tirajanas, a magnificent 900 meters highhotel, our final stop. Without a doubt a dreamy place where we will taste the local cuisine and assimilate emotions of a day to remember in which we will have appreciated landscapes of immense beauty.

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In The Guardian’s Shade is a linear route with a length of approximately 10 kilometers that describes the following itinerary: La Goleta (Parking del Nublo) – Altos de Hornos – Ventana del Nublo – Camino de la Plata – Tunte – Hotel Las Tirajanas. It will have 230 meters of upward path and 840 meters of downward path. We estimate to make the route in an approximate time of four hours. Considering the aforementioned data, the difficulty of the route has been classified as “medium”.

Remember that the routes include liability insurance, accident insurance, picnic, guided route and interpreter of the natural, ethnographic and cultural values ​​of the island, and specialized guides on trails in several languages.In addition, the organization provides two collection points at the beginning and end of the route, participants must choose one of them. The meeting points are: 

• Alfredo Kraus Auditorium - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

• Tourist Information Office, next to CC Yumbo Centrum- Playa del Inglés

In the following blog posts, we will introduce the rest of the program's routes. Stay tuned to our social media platforms so you don't miss any! 

If you can't wait you can find all the information about the Gran Canaria Walking Festival 2019 program on the web: www.grancanariawalkingfestival.com 

Gran Canaria Natural and Active Organization, official sponsor: Cabildo de Gran Canaria through the Gran Canaria Tourism Board.

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