Gran Canaria Walking Festival

29 / October / Route 3

In search of water

Saturday

29 october

In search of water

Water, a drop of water, the ravines are dry! Something similar would be sung by the first settlers of these islands when they discovered the flow of Barranco Hondo as we see it on this route. The path of water will lead us to the fertile Valle de Agaete.

This route starts in Juncalillo, on the heights of Barranco Hondo, and we will begin our descent through one of the greenest areas of our island, where agriculture, tradition and landscapes eroded by water merge into a unique experience. Our route then takes us to the Los Lugarejos and Los Pérez reservoirs, where the yearning for water is clearly depicted. Indeed, the existence of these reservoirs shows how crucial it is to preserve our ecosystems, especially the pine forest. In this first section of the itinerary, we will be able to observe the location of the caves of Risco Caído, which allow researchers to understand in more detail the cosmovision of the first settlers of the islands.

TECHNICAL DATA


PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY

Medium - High

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY:

High

TRAIL TYPE:

One-way

DISTANCE:

15,4 km.

DURATION:

6 h.

CUMULATIVE ELEVATION GAIN:

497 m+

CUMULATIVE ELEVATION LOSS:

1.526 m-

Track

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ELEVATION PROFILE


25  %
tramo urbano - urban section - STADTGEBIET
10  %
pista forestal - forest track -FORSTWEGE
65  %
sendero - path - WANDERWEGE

After a 5.5 km trail, we will begin our descent into the area of El Hornillo and on the sidewalks we will be able to see the caves that gave shelter to the ancient inhabitants of the area. We will continue our route downhill for 5 km through El Sao, while enjoying the views of the valley of Agaete at our feet. Then we will finish the descent along a paved path until we reach a gorgeous colonial mansion that has been transformed into a country house hotel which has become an icon of this municipal district and which no visitor to Gran Canaria should miss.

THIS ROUTE INCLUDES:
  • Civil liability insurance
  • Accident insurance
  • Picnic
  • Guided route and interpreter of the natural, ethnographic and cultural values of the island
  • Transport to and from the start and end points of the route (from Las Palmas G.C or Playa del Inglés)
  • Specialised guided tours in several languages
  • Snack-type lunch

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

It is important to point out that this route requires a certain amount of hiking experience, as it is of medium-high difficulty, due to physical aspects. This route features a steep descent that is physically demanding and requires a certain amount of hiking experience as the terrain is rocky underfoot although there aren’t many loose stones

Finally, as on all the routes, you must bring water - 3 litres minimum for this one - sun protection and a hat, and be aware of the weather forecast, in order to have waterproof clothing if necessary. 

Accompanied minors from 16 years of age can participate. It is nevertheless important to consider the duration of the routes.

INTERESTING SPOTS

Barranco Hondo, Risco Caído, the reservoirs (Los Lugarejos and Los Perez), El Sao, Valle de Agaete.
PICK-UP

TIME

MEETING POINT

07:15 h

Alfredo Kraus Auditorium- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

06:45 h

Tourist information Office, next to the CC Yumbo Centrum- Playa del Inglés

Arrival

TIME

MEETING POINT

17:30 h

Alfredo Kraus Auditorium- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

18:00 h

Tourist information Office, next to the CC Yumbo Centrum- Playa del Inglés

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