This route takes you through a landscape full of contrasts: the white volcanic gravel covering agricultural plots, the black and ochre of the trail and the green pine trees.
At the start of the route you will be able to see the traces of the important farming activity that still persists in part of this area today. As you continue, the agricultural landscape with terraces covered in volcanic gravel for growing cereals gives way to the forest ecosystem as you enter the Corona Forestal Natural Park, where the pine tree takes over.
Along the route you will come across giant pine trees known as “pinos padre”, survivors from the time when exploitation of timber and resin almost decimated the pine forests on the island. In the undergrowth you will see escobones (Chamaecytisus proliferus), codesos (Adenocarpus viscosus), jaras (Cistus symphytifolius) and striking flowering species such as tajinaste rojo (Echium wildpretii) and tajinaste picante (Echium auberianum).
The most impressive ravines along the route include Los Eris, Fuente Agria and Pinalito, where until just a few years ago there used to exist a site for bottling water.
Finally, the unique view of “Los Riscos”, an impressive wall of red, will add the finishing touch to this route.
IBP Index: 16.
- Always stay on the marked trail and do not enter private property, hunting grounds, water galleries, wells or caves.
- Be careful when walking along roads used by motor vehicles and hiking trails, and when crossing ravines with water courses.
- Avoid direct encounters with potentially dangerous animals, such as livestock, beehives, and dogs.
- Proceed with caution and watch for obstacles, loose rocks, uneven terrain or steep slopes to avoid accidents and falls.
- Consult our good practice guide and, if necessary, contact emergency services by calling 112.
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