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Las Palmas - 3 Stages - 33Km. - 2.000Pos/2.000Neg - - Independent Routes - Enero 2007
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The island of Gran Canaria is the third largest and the second largest population of the Canaries and has been dubbed miniature continent by the diversity of its climate, geography, flora and fauna.

It has a circular shape with a mountain range in the center form. Its maximum altitude is Pico de las Nieves with 1949 meters . Also highlights some natural monuments like the Roque Nublo (1813 meters) and Roque Bentayga .

Gran Canaria is Biosphere Reserve declared by UNESCO on June 29, 2005 covering 46% of Earth's land and 100,458 hectares. marine area.

On the island can distinguish two zones or regions:

- The North East (Neocanaria) newest and where some sedimentary and submarine training training grounds appear. In this zona find terraces and some volcanic cones Arucas Mountain, Pico and Bandama boiler, boilers and other erosion in the east, Tenteniguada Temisas and Tirajana. Also found in this area some plains. In this region the ravines Telde Guayadeque and Tirajana are located.

In the extreme northeast is a small peninsula called La Isleta, together with the rest of the island by the Isthmus of Guanarteme, with the beaches of Las Canteras and Las Alcaravaneras located on its banks.

- South West (Tamarán). The oldest part of the island, a fact that can easily be ascertained by the number of gullies that appear. This region also includes the center of the island, where we find the highest altitudes. Notes furthermore Tamadaba with Massif cliffs. The Risco Faneque, located a few meters from the coast, has an altitude of 1,096 meters above sea level. In this region are located the gulliesof the Village, Agaete, Arguineguin and Fataga, among others. Also noteworthy is the special nature reserve of Dunas de Maspalomas, one of the major tourist areas of the Canary Islands, along with the adjacent Playa del Ingles.

Gran Canaria has 32 protected natural areas, among which Nublo Rural Park, Jungle Doramas Ravine Azuaje Tamadaba, Pino Santo, Inagua, etc. Los Roques are volcanic type rock formations that stand in the landscape. Highlights include the Roque Nublo 1,813 m altitude (symbol of the island), the Cure (also known as El Fraile), The Frog, The Finger of God, Bentayga, the Roque de Gando, and the Peñón Bermejo. Some beaches of the island are Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles, Las Canteras Beach, Puerto Rico, La Laja, Augustine, etc.

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Tipo ruta
Las Palmas 3 33 Km. 2000 m. 2000 m. Excursiones Independientes

Gran Canaria | Entre Montañas

Barranco de Guayadeque


Distance: 15 Km.Up/Downhill 500 m. - Up/Downhill 500 m.Time: 04:00 h.
Barranco de Guayadeque

The Guayadeque Canyon was declared a Natural Monument and is the largest gorge orogr & aacute; fico rock bas & aacute; lticas of Gran Canaria, with walls 400 feet high. Along the way we find troglodyte caves dug into the hillsides of the valley towns of residence were abor & iacute;. Guanches genes

To access the trailhead, take the AUTOV & iacute; to the south to Ag & uuml; imes, where the access road into the canyon begins. At the end of this road you reach the parking cave restaurant, a quaint restaurant worth a visit.

From the restaurant parking the track turns slightly to the left, a short distance it becomes a winding path that goes up the canyon Guadayeque, repeatedly crossing the bed of the ravine below.

AFTER & eacute; s an uncomfortable stretch of sand volcano & aacute; nica connects with a track agr & iacute; colit keeps going up while leaving on the right a caser & iacute; o & nbsp;. & Continuation oacute; n we follow the path marked with a large stone markers whitewashed. From this point we find narrow passages and flows at various points by vertical rocky escarpments with m & aacute;. S 100 feet above the bed of the ravine

We arrived at troglodyte buildings carved into a wall of mounted & ntilde; a. At this point the path is connected to a track. Turn left and follow the l & iacute;. The pine forest limit of

Then we crossed a track ahead until we find a bifurcation & oacute; n. Of tracks, followed by the left leaving the right track towards a lone house

Follow down, arriving at a crossroads, indicated by the whitewashed painted landmarks, turn us left to face the steep descent into the canyon.

When you reach a hairpin bend leave the main trail and down the bed of the ravine. In the bed of the ravine, turn right and follow the paved path, facing the trail connects to a trail that lead us & aacute; to the road where we can climb back to the parking lot of the restaurant.

El Roque Nublo


Distance: 10 Km.Up/Downhill 500 m. - Up/Downhill 500 m.Time: 04:00 h.
El Roque Nublo

The Nublo Roque is one of the natural monuments of Gran Canaria. It is located in the center Geographical & aacute; fico de Gran Canaria, which in turn coincides with the Geographical center & aacute; fico de Canarias, specifically in the town of Tejeda, surrounded by a landscape mounted & ntilde; bear. From creation & oacute; n & aacute volcano; nica, like the rest of the landscape of the Canary Islands, the Roque 80 meters above its base and 1813 meters above sea level rises


The trail starts at the population & oacute; n of the cylinder head. You have to park down the road in the upper town, AFTER & eacute; s to cross the ravine Tejada. The trail begins on the right just before the first bend going towards STILL. Last house

In a few minutes we found a bifurcation & oacute; n paths with a marker only & oacute; n wood. The right path is the path that back. As & iacute; to take the path to the left to hit the road at the height of un SMALL or parking starting point to access the path Roque Nublo m & aacute;. s short

From the car park take the path that goes to Roque Nublo. The road gained altitude until we reached the base of the m & iacute; tico monolith wash bas & aacute; lticas


Back before starting down there to take the path off to the right and down a winding path that goes around the Roque until we find the first dev & iacute; or the iniciaci & oacute; n. Wood

Playa de Güigüi


Distance: 8 Km.Up/Downhill 1.000 m. - Up/Downhill 1.000 m.Time: 04:00 h.
Playa de Güigüi

The beach at G & uuml; ig & uuml; i is a corner m & aacute; s lonely and forgotten West of Gran Canaria. A set of mounts & ntilde; as, huge cliffs and ravines Space declared Natural Reserve to protect the landscape of the massif. The beach of G & uuml; ig & uuml; i is the jewel of the environment with the charm of the Paradise and lonely places


You have to reach the caser & iacute; or Tasartico: From Mog & aacute; n the road to San Nicol & aacute; s de Tolentino. In the port of the village, turn left onto Tasartico.

Once Tasartico & uacute is continued, to the dirt road that runs through the canyon at address & oacute; na coast. Approximately one kilometer featured a post indicardor Nature Reserve G & uuml; ig & uuml; i and the path that leads to the beach


The path keeps the climb to the Col de Aguas Sabinas. Once this step from where we have a breathtaking view on the ReserNatural and going d & iacute; as clear Teide on the neighboring island of Tenerife, started down a path that runs along the Water Canyon Sabinas


Finally, a paved trail provides access to the beach.

At high tide the beach is divided into two parts one of which is inaccessible.

The way back is along the same path through the & nbsp; that llagamos this wild place.

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