Leaving the pretty village of Las Vegas this walk first follows the old Camino de Las Vegas, then a rough rural road to an old water mill. Crossing a hugely scenic barranco we encounter a partly ruined goat farm at El Seco where there are spectacular views of the Barranco del Rio, before a very pleasant return through open pines and terraces.
Duration: 3.5 hrs
Duration: 3.5 hours
Transport/Parking: No Titsa service. We suggest parking down Calle Nuestra Senora de la Esperanza, past the two Casa Rurals.
Length: 6.740 km / 4.21 mi
Height Gain: 352 meter
Height Loss: 352 meter
Max Height: 881 meter
Min Height: 637 meter
Child Friendly: Yes, but only if If children are used to vigorous uphill hiking and rough surfaces.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: Highly recommended – the charming and friendly Las Tasquita de Las Vegas.
The area around the picture-postcard and verdant hamlet of Las Vegas, near Granadilla, is wonderful for walking – amongst rural terraces, open pine forest and rugged barrancos. There are a number of options to take different routes, and variations on routes. This walk has some overlap with our Walk # 20 but generally takes an opposite direction, offering new perspectives on the surroundings. The area is well served with walks signposts and information boards. Needless to say, the views are tremendous at every turn on the track. The charming and friendly ambience of the “La Tasquita de Las Vegas” makes it the perfect place to rest up with a cool beer afterwards!