(55) Villa de Arico-Teguedite Circular (Arico)

Route Summary
A short circular walk from the interesting old town of Villa de Arico on an old Camino Real and on minor roads. It provides an intimate experience of rural activity around an old Canarian hill town. Great views of wide-open landscapes too.

Duration: 2 hours

 

Route Overview
Duration: 2 hours
Transport/Parking: Titsa 111 to San Isidro, then 408 to Granadilla, then 35 to Guimar (1.5 hour journey). There is a public car-park a couple of hundred metres down Calle El Carmen, off the main street by the Ocho climbing school building.
Length: 5.040 km / 3.15 mi
Height Gain: 221 meter
Height Loss: 221 meter
Max Height: 620 meter
Min Height: 423 meter
Surface: Moderate. The first section of the walk is mostly on an old camino real and rough roads. The second section is mainly on paved minor roads.
Child Friendly: Yes.
Difficulty: Easy.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: We suggest the Bar/Restaurante Jeronimo on the main street, down from the church.

Description
It’s always a pleasure to walk amongst the golden stone terraces and dry stone walls in the Arico area. The first section of this short walk is mostly on the old Camino Real (Royal Road) linking the main Arico settlements. After traversing around the Lomo de Teguedite hillside, the second section passes through the Los Gavilanes area, and is mainly on a paved minor road passing numerous rural plots and terraces. Gushing water channels, reservoirs and aqueducts are everywhere. In addition to enjoying the rural detail, there are many “big sky” views to enjoy along way. The small town of Villa de Arico feels authentically Canarian and has many old buildings, including the fine church, built in the mid 18th Century.

Links:
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Download Route Guide  (PDF with illustrated Waypoints)
Download GPX file  (GPS Exchange Format)
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