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Sta. Cruz Tenerife - 5 Stages - 40Km. - 1.300Pos/1.300Neg - Easy - Independent Routes - August 2012
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Island The Iron is the westernmost of the seven major islands that form is volcanic archipelago, reminiscent of a boot with the tip facing west and heel, exaggerated by the formwork Beaches, facing Levante.
It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, being less than 300 km from the tropics and only cancer 400 from the African coast, the Cape Bojador , known by Portuguese sailors in the sixteenth century as the "Cable No" or "No Afterlife" , which began Terra do Satan due to the terrible storms that awaited the ungrateful who chose to venture.
Its small size, 287 km², allows a great diversity of landscapes and vegetation types, as we move from the east west, north south, or simply from the coast to the mountains Malpaso 1501 m height, the roof of the island.
A start soonnzos 2000 was declared the biosphere reserve 60% of its territory protected, there are voices calling for all of it is declared National Park, which no folly. For added value and knowledge to their natural ecosystems, agricultural and pastoral their old usages, also help to protect more and better.

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Sta. Cruz Tenerife 5 40 Km. 1300 m. 1300 m. Fácil Excursiones Independientes


El Hierro | Entre Montañas



El Sabinar

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Distance: 10 Km.Up/Downhill 400 m. - Up/Downhill 400 m.Time: 03:00 h.
El Sabinar

After a visit to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Kings , the patron saint of the island, we started this tour. Taking the road that borders on BEHIND sy begins as asphalt to move quickly to dirt
.
Soon, you come to a crossroads widening and dominated by a block of gray stone, stone alderman. A series of indicators give us the different options we have among which we take the left, the path PR EH9-Sabinar.

It is heading north and a few feet down to reach a cattle grid, an area dedicated to the cr & iacute begins, to cattle in the wild. On the right, the area known as the think , and m to the left, the valley has been burned. We climb between specimens of Canary Island pine and dry stone wall. Until M & aacute; s out a row of large cypress
arises.
Last average hora, cypresses leave his post at the Canarian pine. And AHEAD & oacute; n, the road forks. We have to choose between a path to the right which will be the viewpoint of the Basques and another on the left that leads to Sabina. We will choose this option & oacute; n that leads through open ground overlooking the Atl & aacute;
ntico.
Descend again, about 1 km AFTER & eacute; s, the ensanchee a car park appears. Of all & iacute; leave a short trail, in a few steps, leads to the Sabina m & aacute; s famous, true icon of the island of El Hierro, the Mach Sabina & iacute; n
.
We leave the Sabinar and take the marked path just stating a series of posts, surrounded mounts & ntilde; as of Tagutanta between prostrate junipers. We circled the hill mentioned effortlessly headed & eacute; ndonos always right. In some sections the trail gets lost and appear in other pine forests with forms modeled by thewind.

Finally, a track that will take the left is reached. It leads us to the edge of the cliff in a few minutes, and then skirted across country and carefully to see the viewpoint of Bascos few meters m & aacute;. S up

He turns on the dirt track leading to the gazebo and pine ynun ravine is reached. After Pinar left a clear field, we must be aware of a signpost that POINTING Sabinosa by PR EH 9.2 and Malpaso GR 131. It is located half kil & oacute; meter gazebo and forces us to leave the trail and climb upslope, bordering a pine forest.

About 10 minutes later & eacute; s, dry stone wall with a wooden gate and a sign Virgin Road is reached. The trail climbs through a wooden fence and a wall with a slope considerably. Mm & aacute; s forward, left one appears v & eacute; rtice geod & eacute; sico while nis dirigimyou to a covered pine altozanolo and goes to a cut that offers views of Gulf .

The path widens and takes aspect of forest track. Follow it to the right, up among heather and despe & ntilde; adero left. Next, a forest trail is reached, but continue straight but to the left up a path buried by abundant chime.

At about 200 m, we find a crossroads. The way back to be seized between the three is the right PR EH 9 to the chapel of Kings. Low relentlessly until a new crossing, facing out onto the road to the left is the path of Chapel of the Virgin .


         Stage profile: El Sabinar
Stage profile: El Sabinar


Faro y muelle de Orchilla

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Distance: 13 Km.Up/Downhill 400 m. - Up/Downhill 400 m.Time: 03:00 h.
Faro y muelle de Orchilla

For the start of this excursion & oacute; n we take the road from the Well Health around in ten kil & oacute; m the pasture to the junction which POINTING Lighthouse Orchilla .

Over the next 2 km follow the road until a new bifurcation & oacute; n, while the right continues STILL at Mount Calcosas , facing a dirt track to the lighthouse born. We left the car parked next to the track and checked out of the way to walk through it. To the Toscones 404 m altitude; Then a gorge by a bridge, which descends from the mountain & ntilde crosses. At this point, if we want we can incorporate the GR 131 that falls right in direction & oacute; na MOUNTAIN to Black

.

We give a curve to the right and see the deep canyon volcanoes Estancadero color holl & iacute; n while on the side orpredominate because of a red ocher color. Then lined a curve to the left and a sign next to a track on the right, facing the GR 131, to the lighthouse and pier Orchilla, and the side track the monument meridian goes. We take this STILL last

.

A few minutes later & eacute; s one slight slope is reached and the monument to the meridian, a simple monolith with a bronze plaque arrives. No longer paths can continue m & aacute; s 1 km to our right, east, to the Roque Bearded , Geographical & aacute; cally in the m & aacute; s west of the island. Then you need to go back to the intersection to visit the lighthouse and the tip.

After undoing the way back to the GR 131 and the faldeamos MOUNTAIN to Orchilla 199m. You descend through terrain without vegetation & oacute; n & oacute to a bifurcation; n, right headlight and front reaches the pier. We continue emI barcadero down a few meters to a picnic area protected from the sun with ca & ntilde; izo and some tables and benches

.

         Stage profile: Faro y muelle de Orchilla
Stage profile: Faro y muelle de Orchilla


Playa De Las Calcosas

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Distance: 3 Km.Up/Downhill 50 m. - Up/Downhill 50 m.Time: 00:45 h.
Playa De Las Calcosas

Thanks to this island are high cliffs, we see beautiful lookouts on top of them, where the star attraction is the beaches. From these hostels, we see with great accuracy how beautiful they are adem & aacute;. S of how clean crystal waters are

The best beaches in El Hierro is located south of the town of Tamaduste. In the Iron can enjoy some d & iacute; as great dive, as it features one of the seabed M & aacute; s spectacular of Archipi & eacute; canary lake. Tambi & eacute; n is good to know that most of the beaches on this island are rocky type, but also & eacute; n we can find some type of white sand and black sand volcano & aacute;. Nica

To access the beach from the Playa De Las Calcosas we take the road from the Puerto Caleta National Parador . Once at the Parador we continue a few hundred meters untilthe road takes a turn and starts climbing addressing some isolated houses. Aqu & iacute; we can leave the car in the widening of the road.

From this point follow the road leading to the beaches aa rocky road. In little more than half an hour we arrived at this isolated beach.


         Stage profile: Playa De Las Calcosas
Stage profile: Playa De Las Calcosas


Playa del Verodal

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Distance: 5 Km.Up/Downhill 110 m. - Up/Downhill 110 m.Time: 01:30 h.
Playa del Verodal

From the Well Health , headed by car on the narrow road that leaves the left volcanoes Guirres, Marcos Escobar and Puddles , which point on the north La Dehesa , while on the right the coast extending between the tips of Arenas Blancas and Verodal in a band that does not exceed 400 m.

AFTER & eacute; s to 6 km, you reach a curve to the left and you have to be very careful because our right get an std & iacute; or & ntilde; i aliasing with a wooden sign that puts the beach Verodal .

We will put in the dirt a few feet and will park the car to head to the beach on foot.

The first 200 m pass between the mountain & ntilde; a Escobar with its chime covered slopes on one side and the Malpais and the sea on the other. Within minutes you will arrive at a bifurcation & oacute; n in which we followright to switch between a delimited plots with stone walls which makes several d & eacute; ed & oacute are intent; grown without SUCCESS and today is & aacute;. n abandoned with the consequent impact on the landscape

The decline is soft looking while we turn south and cross the Pond Canyon Low sandwiched between the steep walls of the two volcanoes on the left.

On the track that we are approaching the final stretch to the northern slope of the volcano & aacute; n of Puddles before reaching a widening several buildings. Some are covered and allow protect us from the sun. BEHIND the ins & oacute s extends;. Lita Verodal beach and cliffs several hundred meters from fall to lead Puddles


         Stage profile: Playa del Verodal
Stage profile: Playa del Verodal


Sendero de la Llanía

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Distance: 5 Km.Up/Downhill 320 m. - Up/Downhill 320 m.Time: 01:30 h.
Sendero de la Llanía

We left the car park beside the road between San Andr & eacute; s to the Gulf , at fifty meters from the intersection of leaving the road to the Cross Kings .

On that point the source of Llan is & iacute; a, walked past the left side to said junction, all & iacute; find a panel and a trail into the woods. Habr & aacute; go very aware of it & ntilde; & oacute alizaci; n a tabl & oacute; n wooden upright green, orange and blue of the three paths, and always following the blue trail

.

In the first step we note how the paths up and down with little slope, leaving a huge specimen of Canary pine leaves ca & iacute; das and alg STILL representative of laurel in several feet

.

AFTER & eacute; s of a signpost on the left and a small & ntilde; or ravine, in a few minutes the trail splits to the left sigue green path with a path m & aacute; s short f & aacute; cil, while on the right is the blue and orange path, this second option & oacute; n is the take

.

Then another signpost is POINTING left and descend rapidly to reach an area with pine trees of great size and styling including trunk pass. Another signpost we env & iacute; on the left until there are two rocks and it's time we board a hollow stairs ending in r & uacute; sticas logs. An indicator warns us three paths go together to the right, soon the asphalt road leading to & aacute occurs;. Recreation area of ?? Hoya del Morcillo and Pinar

Tronic Stone VOLCANO;; nica

A few meters around Cairns c & oacute appear. Cross the v & iacute; a, because after they contin & uacute; n the three paths between Monteverde h & uacute; Mede and fog combing the arbor. AboutAFTER & eacute minutes gets an A s s & oacute; lido wooden bridge made of planks that saves a small & ntilde;. or ravine

It crosses and climbs before taking a path abounding in heather and large chime that melt over our heads forming a t & uacute; plant tunnel. Find another pole & ntilde; alizador and then a large clearing in the forest that widens into a trail & ntilde; aliasing by stones. A new explanatory panel that marks the three paths of Llan & iacute are displayed, the blue and green trails start from the front and right orange & iacute is std; a, we must choose the first option & oacute; n.

In about 10 minutes you will reach the source of The Lomo . Continue straight on to hit the road. After crossing the road a path that runs parallel to the road that matches the way the Virgin is taken.

Soon, we went into the woods and up a narrow path to a clearing.The trail is dotted with rocks and heather, we must turn right s & uacute; n indicates a stone monolith, to go to the lookout. Once referred to the views back to the flat area and took a path down and widens into the woods. Within minutes, we are in the starting point.


         Stage profile: Sendero de la Llanía
Stage profile: Sendero de la Llanía


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