(49) Charco del Pino-El Frontón-Bco Orchilla Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
A moderate hike in an interesting and scenic environment, this walk provides a range of differing perspectives on rural life in the hills above the southern coastal resorts, and glimpses of the surrounding wild natural landscape.

Duration: 3 hours

Route Overview
Duration:
 3 hours
Transport/Parking: Titsa 416 from Los Cristianos. Plentiful on-street parking near the start/end of walk in Charco del Pino.
Length: 7.500 km / 4.69 mi
Height Gain: 378 meter
Height Loss: 378 meter
Max Height: 815 meter
Min Height: 567 meter
Surface: Mostly moderate to good. Rough in the barranco sections.
Child Friendly: Yes.
Difficulty: Medium.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: Cafe across from church near start of walk in Charco del Pino.

 

Description
This walk provides some interesting contrasts: the typical Canarian settlements of Charco del Pino and El Frontón are surrounded by productive rural farming plots that you continually pass along the way, whilst the section on the old Camino Real through the Barranco Orchilla amply illustrates the natural volcanic grandeur of Tenerife. There is a tremendous viewpoint at the little church and plaza in El Frontón, particularly of the most spectacular section of the rugged Orchilla barranco. Great views, too, up to the pine trees of the Corona Forestal National Park and down to the volcanic cones on the south-eastern coast. Good exercise in an interesting and scenic environment!

 

 

 

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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