Hike in a green valley on the Canary Islands (northern part)
The surroundings of Firgas is all about water. In the narrow, an all year around green valley, in which a spring is gurgeling, relicts of the old laurel growth forest are still intact. The one who has some extra time to spend, finds here a wonderful place for a picknick. ... Later the trail becomes narrower and more jungle like. Within the wild surroundings, after wet winters, some pools will form to cool of hikers feet (translated freely from German text in )
This route leads you on an adventurous hike through a dense forest on the bottom of a gorge. You will enjoy a changing scenery. Sometimes more open, sometimes cave-like dense forest. Sometimes flat along the stream, sometimes up and down. It includes climbs over big boulders and impressive views to the cliffs of the gorge hanging above you.
I hiked this trail end of December, so temperatures were perfectr around 20C, estimated. In the valley part of the hike I didn't meet a soul. The hiking time indicated is with frequent stops for taking pictures, some navigating back after loosing the right trail and faster pace hike heading downhill, back to the trailhead; no longer lunch breaks or so.
- slippery narrow trail
- hardly ever marked
- trail often hard to find with misleading dead-end paths ... plan extra time for finding the right trail again
- boulder climbs with ropes (they are already installed)
- narrow valleay sometimes does not allow 4G cellphone signal (pre-load your outdoor map for offline viewing)
AnfahrtTake GC-2 and then GC-350. At dsitance mark 1.8km take the un-maked sharp right-turn just before the bridge onto the gravel road down to the Barranco - don't worry parking opportunity ahead (not neccessary at the road).
ParkenFollow the road down and park after a shallow stream crossing to the left. It's manageable with little rental cars, though not optimal.
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Buchtipps für die Region
Kartentipps für die Region
- sturdy boots, map and/or GPS, plenty water
- maybe poles and gaiters