(39) Las Eras-Acantilados de La Hondura Circular (Fasnia)

Route Summary
A short but probably bracing walk along the wind-blown cliffs north of Las Eras in the east coast area. This is an area of scientific interest, most notably for the rare and endangered sea pineapple plant. There are great sea views, and of the mountain areas above Fasnia.

Duration: 2 hours

 

Route Overview
Duration: 2 hours
Transport/Parking: Titsa 111 from Los Cristianos, and 10 minute walk to Las Eras from autopista TF1 bus-stop. Easy parking in Las Eras.
Length: 4.250 km / 2.66 mi
Height Gain: 141 meter
Height Loss: 141 meter
Max Height: 46 meter
Min Height: 2 meter
Surface: Mostly fairly smooth paths but there are rougher sections.
Child Friendly: The cliff-top sections may not be appropriate or safe for your children.
Difficulty: Easy
Dog Friendly: Recommend dogs on lead at cliff-top sections.
Refreshments: You may find a cafe open in Las Eras. Otherwise, Los Roques, Poris or Abades?

 

Description
This short walk along the cliffs north of Las Eras, on the Fasnia area of the east coast, takes you into a place designated as one of scientific interest by the Canarian government. The rugged coastal environment has been formed by the accumulation of lava flows and explosive pyroclasts. The impressive cliffs reach a height of 50 metres along a 2.5 kilometre coastline sprinkled with small coves and ravines. The rare and endangered sea pineapple plant (Atractylis preauxiana) is found here (not by us!), alongside many fine examples of typical plants of the Canarian coastline. You may also see birdlife in the form of the Scopoli’s Shearwater, the Yellow Legged Gull, and the Plain Swift. The walk is mostly undemanding, but with a couple of short rougher sections. At a couple of points, walkers who suffer greatly from vertigo may want to retreat a little, off the path, and away from the cliff-top. Unsurprisingly there are great sea views and of the mountain areas above Fasnia. This will typically be a bracing walk, with a strong NE wind in your face in the outward section.

 

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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