GCWF'17 · Saturday, Nov 11th

The Canary Willow Route

What about the center of the island?
Located in one of the most important and visited places of the island, Valsequillo gives you the possibility to enjoy its natural charms through its beautiful paths.
With an increasing difficulty, this route known as the "Ruta del Sauce", requires some technical skills in some sections of the route, since it has short and a little bit slippery hills, but it is a very enjoyable and great.
The highlight of this route is the scenery where it takes place. “Los Marteles” Special Nature Reserve is one of the main tourist attractions of the center of the island. This area is characterized for its significant and different geomorphological natural structures, such as “los Cernícalos” ravine. This path gives the opportunity to explore natural places which are full of life, as well as idyllic landscapes for all the nature enthusiasts.
The route finishes in one of the most picturesque villages of the center of the island, called Valsequillo, being a place with a tremendous and awesome agricultural and gastronomic tradition, that will guarantee you an incredible and unique experience.

Route and Interactive Profile

Medium-High difficulty
11,5 km approx
4:15 h approx
+ 240 m
- 1.216 m

  • Itinerary

    Caldera de Los Mareteles – Barranco de Los Cernícalos – Las Haciendas – Las Vegas – Barranco de San Miguel - Valsequillo
  • Date

    Saturday, Nov 11th 2017
  • Picking up of participants

    08:10 Auditorio Alfredo Kraus - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    08:00 Touristic Information office, near to CC Yumbo Centrum - Playa del Inglés
  • Route Time

    09:30 - 13:45
  • Other activities

    13:45 - 14:45 Tasting of Canarian products
  • Return

    15:45 Auditorio Alfredo Kraus - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
    15:55 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

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