(34) Amarilla Golf-Los Erales-Guargacho Circular (San Miguel)

Route Summary
This route from Amarilla Golf is mostly on open ground with good views. The walk starts and finishes amidst green fairways before entering a wild landscape with eroded rock formations and volcanic cones. A diversion to Guargacho, and a visit to the beach are included in this very varied walk.

Duration: 3.5 hours.

 

Route Overview
Duration: 3.5 hours
Transport/Parking: Titsa 470 to Golf del Sur then 20 minutes walk.
Parking in front of Clansani hotel/resort, beside Amarilla Golf club-house and first tee.
Length: 9.880 km / 6.18 mi
Height Gain: 203 meter
Height Loss: 203 meter
Max Height: 106 meter
Min Height: 0 meter
Surface: Rough. Can be slippy descending Montaña Malpasito.
Child Friendly: Yes.
Difficulty: Easy.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: Cafes and shops in Guargacho. Bar in Clansani hotel/resort

Description
This walk from Amarilla Golf is mostly on open ground with good all around views. Although an excellent leg-stretcher, the overall ascent is only around 200 m, making it easier than many of our routes in terms of the climb involved. The walk starts and finishes amidst green fairways and associated golf-course real estate before entering a wild landscape with eroded rock formations approaching Montaña Los Erales, Malpais scrub (“badlands”), and volcanic cones. You also encounter abandoned farms, plantations and terraces before diverting to the church and plaza in the centre of the small town of Guargacho. Returning to the open ground, the walk takes you to a “trig point” on the top of Montaña Malpasito with marvellous 360° views. From there you head down to the pretty sea-front between Costa del Silencio and Amarilla Golf. The final section of the walk follows a low barranco, alongside the golf course, back to the start near the Amarilla Golf club-house.

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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