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Chipude to Vallehermoso

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A beautiful walk along long-distance footpaths and woodland tracks to Barranco de Valle Gran Rey. 
moderate
Distance 14.5 km
6:00 h
442 m
1,329 m

Walk through two lovely valleys (barrancos), past the pottery-making village of El Cercado, then onward to one of the most beautiful valleys on the island - Barranco de Valle Gran Rey, full of terraced farms and palm trees. You have the option to stop for lunch in Las Hayas, at a restaurant where they serve traditional Canarian dishes. From here begin your descent through lush surroundings full of palm trees, junipers, heather, and bay laurels. After approximately 6 hours walking, traverse Valle de Los Loros to reach Vallehermoso.

The descent on the last section is long and sometimes steep - it may be too exposed if you have a fear of heights or suffer from vertigo.  It can be avoided by choosing the alternate route (shortcut) at way point 26, this takes you directly to Vallehermoso.

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: February 18, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,095 m
Lowest point
187 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WSpSWLG

Start

Chipude (1,073 m)
Coordinates:
DD
28.109980, -17.281737
DMS
28°06'35.9"N 17°16'54.3"W
UTM
28R 275848 3111489
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Destination

Vallehermoso

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
28.109980, -17.281737
DMS
28°06'35.9"N 17°16'54.3"W
UTM
28R 275848 3111489
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
(2)
Eric St.Pierre
February 09, 2020 · Community
Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:18:28 PM
Photo: Eric St.Pierre, Community
Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:19:04 PM
Photo: Eric St.Pierre, Community
Eric St.Pierre
February 09, 2020 · Community
Beautiful!!!
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Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:18:28 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2020 7:19:04 PM

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.5 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
442 m
Descent
1,329 m

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