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Vallehermoso Loop Walk via Santa Clara

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Walk from Vallehermoso via Sta Clara in a loop walk with breath-taking views as you make your traverse the valley sides on your way back.
difficult
Distance 13.5 km
5:30 h
830 m
830 m

A circular route from Vallehermoso that traverses more arid terrain. A demanding ascent takes you up to the chapel at Sta. Clara, situated on a narrow ridge. There are spectacular views from the chapel looking deep down into the valley. Once you cross the ridge, begin the descent toward the sea where the vegetation becomes sparser. Via a steep, well-maintained path reach the small beach at Vallehermoso.  A quiet country road leads you back into the village.

Unfortunately, it is NOT safe to swim at Vallehermoso due to strong currents. 

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: February 18, 2019
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
799 m
Lowest point
21 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WSpSWLG

Start

Vallehermoso (186 m)
Coordinates:
DD
28.179266, -17.266338
DMS
28°10'45.4"N 17°15'58.8"W
UTM
28R 277505 3119139
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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
28.179266, -17.266338
DMS
28°10'45.4"N 17°15'58.8"W
UTM
28R 277505 3119139
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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Barbara S.
September 11, 2019 · Community
Barbara S.
September 11, 2019 · Community
Abwechslungsreich gut ausgebaut schöne Sicht auf das Meer. Schwimmen gehen sollte man dort nicht, aber mit den Füßen im Meer zu stehen ist immer wieder ein Erlebnis
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
13.5 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
830 m
Descent
830 m

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