(16) La Caleta-Enramada-Camino de la Virgen (Adeje)

Route Summary
5-hermita-san-sAn easy walk along part of an historic path connecting La Caleta to Adeje. We also take in La Enramada beach, part of the Costa Adeje promenade and pretty, up-market La Caleta.

Duration: 2 to 3 hours.

 

 

Route Overview
small-mapDuration: 2 to 3 hours
Transport/Parking: Titsa 467 to La Caleta from Los Cristianos/ Las Americas. Car-park at start of walk on the Avenida de Ayyo.
Length: 7.570 km / 4.73 mi
Height Gain: 173 meter
Height Loss: 173meter
Max Height: 118 meter
Min Height: 1 meter
Surface: Average
Child Friendly: Yes
Difficulty: Easy
Dog Friendly: Yes
Refreshments: Lots of options in La Caleta.

Description
2-la-enramada-beachAn interesting and undemanding walk with strong historical associations. Each year, fulfilling a promise their ancestors made almost 500 years ago, residents of Adeje walk a statue of the Virgin Mary along the old path from the top of Adeje to the centuries-old hermitage of San Sebastián in La Caleta. This was the first home of the statue, and the tradition of returning her to her origins began in the late 16th century when her statue was moved uphill from the coastal hermitage to the fortified settlement at Adeje, to protect it from pirates. There are 2 shrines and a renovated threshing circle (era) along the way. Our version of the walk starts and ends in La Caleta, ascending gently to the place where the old path has been removed by the Autopista. The walk provides an interesting contrast between high-end touristic developments, the wild volcanic natural landscape, and man’s sometimes less than pretty additions to that landscape. On the return leg we make a pleasant diversion to the coastal promenade and rocky viewpoint, before strolling back across La Enramada beach, then exploring La Caleta.

Links:
Photos from walk
Download GPX file (GPS Exchange Format)
Download Route Guide PDF (with illustrated Waypoints)
Access Walk on Viewranger
Access Walk on Wikiloc

 

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