If you are looking for hiking in Valleseco, in the interior of Gran Canaria, here are all the details of one excellent option. This is a circular route that starts in the village of Valleseco and passes through Valsendero, so you could set off from either point. We can say that this is an easy to intermediate level hiking route in Gran Canaria. The distance is not very long, but it has a total ascent of 525 metres. Below, we give you all the details so that you can do it on your own.
Hiking in Valleseco and Valsendero
Valleseco, despite its name, is one of the greenest municipalities of Gran Canaria. Therefore, during this route you will be able to enjoy the unique landscapes of Gran Canaria. Especially in the winter and spring months. At the same time, the route starts from Valleseco village, at an altitude of 1,000 metres, which means that during the winter months the temperatures in this area of the island are usually very cold, below 10 degrees Celsius. In our case, we did this route in February and we started at 10 o’clock in the morning with 8 degrees Celsius. And it was a sunny day.
Route characteristics and recommendations
Regarding the technical details, we can say that this hiking route through Valleseco is suitable for anyone who has ever been hiking before. We would even dare to say that you can do it with children from 10 years old onwards who are used to physical activity. In any case, it is important that you take into account the total ascent, as it is about 500 metres of ascent. It took us 2 and a half hours walking at a good pace.
|Estimated duration||2,5 hours|
|Total ascent||523 m|
|Suitable for kids||Yes (big kids)|
On the other hand, as we said before, it is important to be prepared with sufficient warm clothing in the cooler months, as well as suitable footwear.
Download the track of this hiking route in Valleseco
Next we give you the option to download the track of this circular hiking route through Valleseco in .gpx format so you can follow it on your own without getting lost. If you don’t know how to download it and follow it from your GPS watch or smartphone with the Guru Maps app, here we explain it to you. If you want to support us so that we can continue creating content for you about Gran Canaria, we would be grateful if you could buy some of our tracks, either to enjoy the incredible routes or as a donation. Oh, and don’t miss the video we’ve prepared for you below!
Places to eat in Valleseco
If you want to complete this hike in Valleseco with a good meal in the countryside, we recommend the cider house Sidrería Niebla in the organic market of Valleseco. They have cider produced with apples from Gran Canaria, among other local delicacies (both from Valleseco and the island). They also have breakfast if you want to eat before you start walking. Please note that they are only open from Friday to Sunday. We will tell you about it at the end of the video of the route soon.
Video of the route
Below, you can watch the video of this hike with more details and a visit to the cider house. If you want to be the first to know when we release new videos, just subscribe to our YouTube channel and turn on the bell.
Guides to Gran Canaria
Finally, if you want to know all the things to do in Gran Canaria because it is your first time on the island, in this blog you will find a lot of free content. However, if you prefer not to waste your time looking for information, you have all our recommendations of things to do and places to eat in our guides. You can see them all below.
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