(32) Granadilla-Las Palomas Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
A very pleasant introduction to the town of Granadilla and its rural surroundings, with a beautiful section of wild countryside when walking through a part of Barranco Affife at Las Palomas. The uphill return to Granadilla is quite steep in places.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Route Overview
Duration: 3.5 hours
Transport/Parking: Titsa 416 from Los Cristianos. Parking beyond church off main road.
Length: 7.810 km / 4.88 mi
Height Gain: 337 meter
Height Loss: 337 meter
Max Height: 656 meter
Min Height: 387 meter
Surface: Mostly smooth, rough in barranco section.
Child Friendly: Yes.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: Cafes/bars in Granadilla.

 

Description
This is a very pretty and engaging walk that takes in three different environments. It provides an introduction to the old town of Granadilla and its pleasant outskirts, then the terraced rural landscape below the town with many sympathetically converted fincas and their colourful gardens. At the lowest point on the walk, after passing through the hamlet of Las Palomas, we experience the completely wild environment of Barranco Afife before returning uphill again on a rural road to Granadilla. Apart from the barranco section, most of the walk is on very quiet local roads and streets. The uphill return section is steep in places and requires some effort! Make sure you have plenty water with you if the weather is hot.

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

 

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