(50) Ifonche-Fuente de las Pilas Circular (Adeje)

Route Summary
This is a very pleasant walk in the rural setting of Ifonche heading out to a charming and verdant spring in the depths of Barranco del Rey. The surrounding volcanic mountains and barrancos provide a jaw-dropping backdrop at a number of places throughout the walk.

Duration: 2.5 hours

Route Overview
Duration: 2.5 hours
Transport/Parking: Car or taxi. You should find a parking spot near the start of the walk.
Length: 4.420 km / 2.76 mi
Height Gain: 162 meter
Height Loss: 162 meter
Max Height: 1027 meter
Min Height: 935 meter
Surface: Mostly on relatively smooth surfaces, but rough in and around the Barranco del Rey sections, including the Fuente area itself.
Child Friendly: Yes.
Difficulty: Easy.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: Bar Restaurante El Dornajo at start/end point.

Description
This a relatively easy walk in a rural farming and vine-growing environment closely surrounded by wonderfully spectacular natural features: Barrancos del Infierno, Seco, Agua, Fañabé, and del Rey, Montaña Carrasco, Roques de los Brezos, Imoque and del Conde, and the massive nose-shaped Nariz de Garcia rock. There are great views down to the coast at Las Amercas and Costa Adeje. The focal point of the walk is the delightful, green and tranquil setting of the Fuente de las Pilas, a natural spring seeping from the rocky cliffside inside Barranco del Rey. If you are lucky you may see paragliders take-off from the rocky escarpment by the Nariz de Garcia. The start and end point for the walk, the old-style Bar Restaurante El Dornajo, is a busy eating place and refreshment stop, popular with Canarios and Extranjeros alike.

Thanks to Sally Whymark, author of “Tenerife Nature Walks”, for the route description in her longer and more difficult trail that allowed us to make this a circular walk, rather than a “there and back” walk.

Links:
Photos from walk
Download Route Guide  (PDF with illustrated Waypoints)
Download GPX file  (GPS Exchange Format)
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Access Walk on Wikiloc  

 

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