(33) Aldea Blanca-La Hoya Circular (Arona)

Route Summary
From a modest and unassuming start-point in Aldea Blanca, this soon becomes a very scenic and interesting walk, much of it on an ancient track that connected both Guanche and Spanish communities in times past.

Duration: 3.5 hours

 

Route Overview
Duration: 3.5 hours
Transport/Parking: Titsa 111, 450, 470, 483 to Las Chafiras,
then taxi to Aldea Blanca. Parking spaces at church.
Length: 7.030 km / 4.39 mi
Height Gain: 376 meter
Height Loss: 376 meter
Max Height: 492 meter
Min Height: 209 meter
Surface: Rough.
Child Friendly: Yes.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: Agora Cafe in Aldea Blanca.

Description
This walk is guaranteed to surprise and delight you. There are some amazing views of the stirring volcanic landscape of the Arona area, and beyond. Following an old “royal road” (Camino Real), you will obtain an insight into agricultural practices, old and new. Information boards on the route cover the geology, social, economic and cultural history of the surrounding environment, including pre-Conquest Guanche art. At the mid-point in the walk you will pass the fascinating and beautiful spring (Fuente) underneath the settlement at La Hoya, with its echoes of how rural life was conducted in previous centuries. A thoroughly enjoyable hike, stimulating insights into times past, and some 5-star vistas – what’s not to like!

 

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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