(70) Granadilla-Sobre La Fuente-Cruz de Tea Circular (Granadilla)

Route Summary
This is a varied walk in rural countryside and pine forest on the outskirts of Granadilla, but also taking in buildings of historical interest in the town, the hamlet of Sobre La Fuente, and Cruz de Tea area. The walk involves moderate effort, with an overall ascent of over 400 m.

Duration: 3 hours.

 

Route Overview
Duration: 3 hours.
Transport/Parking: Titsa 416 from Los Cristianos. Parking just beyond church at side of main road.
Length: 7.440 km / 4.65 mi
Height Gain: 407 meter
Height Loss: 407 meter
Max Height: 973 meter
Min Height: 654 meter
Surface: The surfaces encountered include a rough cobbled camino, and a rough forest road. However, large sections are on quiet, narrow paved rural roads.
Child Friendly: Yes, but only only if children are used to strenuous uphill hikes on rough surfaces..
Difficulty: Moderate.
Dog Friendly: Yes.
Refreshments: There is a selection of cafes, restaurants and bars in Granadilla.

Description
This is a moderately strenuous walk that offers an interesting and satisfying variety of environments: the historical centres of Granadilla and Cruz de Tea; an old stone paved camino leading to an ancient spring tied to the origins of Granadilla itself; the little hamlet of Sobre La Fuente – now mostly abandoned; ascending layers of terraced farmland; and, open pine forest. There are, of course, fine views up to mountains at the rim of the Teide Caldera and good views over much of the Granadilla municipality down to the coast and the new Port of Granadilla, now filling up with oil drilling rigs. There are a number of interesting information boards along the route. Although there is an overall ascent of over 400 m, this is an enjoyable walk that will suit hikers of all abilities.

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Download Route Guide  (PDF with illustrated Waypoints)
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