Duration: 3 hours
This is a moderately strenuous walk that offers an interesting and satisfying variety of environments: the historical centres of Granadilla and Cruz de Tea; an old stone paved camino leading to an ancient spring tied to the origins of Granadilla itself; the little hamlet of Sobre La Fuente – now mostly abandoned; ascending layers of terraced farmland; and, open pine forest. There are, of course, fine views up to mountains at the rim of the Teide Caldera and good views over much of the Granadilla municipality down to the coast and the new Port of Granadilla, now filling up with oil drilling rigs. There are a number of interesting information boards along the route. Although there is an overall ascent of over 400 m, this is an enjoyable walk that will suit hikers of all abilities.
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Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.