Duration: 2.25 hours
This short walk explores the hamlet of La Higuera and some of the surrounding area, characterised by productive rural terraces and open pines. The ochre coloured dry-stone walls, so familiar in this area, are pleasingly set against a green landscape. There are marvellous views of the town of Granadilla, to the west, and down to the coast, where Montaña Roja and the new Port of Granadilla, with its oil rigs, particularly stand out. The route at first climbs out of the village, soon joining an old camino, and reaching a vantage point at the edge of the pine forest. Returning to the settlement, a route is taken to explore the lower area of the village, finally joining an old path that connects with Las Vegas. Here, there is a good view to be enjoyed of Barranco la Fuente before returning to the start-point.
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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.