Walking along an ancient farmer’s pathway
This walk is done along a path used by animals and by the ancient settlers of Gran Canaria to take their animals in search of the best grazing each season. Thanks to the improvements made by a wealthy landlord at the end of the XIX century, the islanders were able to overcome geographic impediments at the summits which took them southwards at a time when road transport was non-existent. With time the route was improved for walkers and pilgrims.
A pathway full of pine forests, Canary Islands’ Giant Burgloss and Klenia Nerifolia
In the midst of pine forests, Canary Islands’ Giant Burgloss and Klenia Nerifolia, Ruta de la Plata passes along areas of great biological importance like Degollada de Becerra, Garañon, Pasos de la Plata and Tunte. This thirteen kilometre long walk goes over cobbled paths, forest tracks and roads. The route which is of average difficulty can be done in five hours. Remember to take sun cream, suitable footwear and food and liquid to enjoy a moment’s rest along the way.
2 h 30'
All year round