(38) Granadilla-San Miguel Linear (Granadilla)

Route Summary
This is a downhill linear walk on the ancient “camino real” (royal road) connecting Granadilla and San Miguel. Wide open views are a feature of the route and there are some interesting places to check out along the way.

Duration: 3.5 hours

 

Route Overview
Duration: 3.5 hours
Transport/Parking: Titsa 416 from Los Cristianos. Or take car to San Miguel then Titsa 416 or 484 to Granadilla. Parking at church in San Miguel.
Length: 7.780 km / 4.86 mi
Height Gain: 268 meter
Height Loss: 303 meter
Max Height: 715 meter
Min Height: 567 meter
Surface: Rough.
Child Friendly: Yes, if used to hiking.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Dog Friendly: Yes. However, dogs cannot travel on Titsa buses unless in travel cage or basket.
Refreshments: Cafes in Granadilla, Charco del Pino and San Miguel.

 

Description
This linear walk from Granadilla to San Miguel follows the old “camino real” (royal road) that, once upon a time, connected the agricultural villages in the south of Tenerife with each other, and the main settlements in the north of the island. There are great open views to be had all along the way but particularly at the commanding Chiñama viewpoint in Charco del Pino. Granadilla has some interesting and attractive old buildings, complemented by eye-catching gable-end wall paintings depicting scenes from the traditional culture of the area. In Charco del Pino we take a detour to visit the water pool (“charco”) that gives the place it’s name, and was so important to the village in previous times before the current water supplies were put in place. Although the walk takes an overall downhill route, be prepared for some rough walking and some energetic ups and downs as you negotiate the barrancos between Charco and San Miguel. You also pass a well-preserved threshing circle (era) and 16th Century farm-house in the final section of the walk.

 

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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