(66) Las Casas-Degollada del Roque Imoque Circular (Arona/Adeje)

Route Summary
This walk, encircling the imposing pinnacle of Roque Imoque, near Ifonche, has some very special views. There is a constant, gradual ascent to the turning point overlooking Barranco Fañabe at 977 m high. Echoes of rural life from times gone by are everywhere along the route.

Duration: 3.5 hours

 

Route Overview
Duration: 3.5 hours.
Transport/Parking: Titsa 480 from Los Cristianos. Parking at start point near to church in Las Casas.
Length: 7.280 km / 4.55 mi
Height Gain: 464 meter
Height Loss: 464 meter
Max Height: 977 meter
Min Height: 677 meter
Surface: Mostly rough stony paths and rough roads.
Child Friendly: Yes, but only only if children are used to strenuous uphill hikes on rough surfaces..
Difficulty: Moderate.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: Cafes/bars in Arona. El Refugio restaurant at Waypoint 13 if open (not summer months, not Saturdays).

Description
On a good clear day most of our walks in the south of Tenerife provide marvellous open views in all directions. This walk is no exception, but also provides particularly stunning landscapes between Waypoints 8 and 10 when the path reaches the point where it overlooks the rugged glory of Barranco Fañabe and proceeds gradually up, along the edge of the deep ravine for about 1.5 km. Here there are great views of Roque del Conde, Roque Imoque, Montaña de los Bresos and the Picachos de Fañabe, not to mention an eagle’s eye view of a significant coastal stretch of Costa Adeje. The viewpoint, from an old era (threshing circle) at Waypoint 10, the Degollada del Roque Imoque, provides a quite remarkable and unforgettable outlook from the highest point on the route.  During the walk we pass 5 different abandoned old farm buildings, most notably at Casa Suárez and El Topo. The walk has a reasonably strenuous 464 m overall ascent and twice crosses Barranco del Rey, the second time, at Waypoint 11, providing the opportunity for a short optional detour to the verdant spring at Fuente de las Pilas.

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