The Osorio peak is the highest part of the mountain located in the Osorio farm. It is in the municipality of Teror, in northern Gran Canaria. This part of the island is wonderful for hiking. For its beautiful landscapes, its views to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and its areas of lush vegetation that are due to the quality of its red soil. Which is ideal for cultivation.
Hiking to Osorio peak
We started the hike to the top of Osorio from the crossroads of Los Chorros restaurant. It is an ideal place to leave the car since there is a huge parking area and allow you to make a circular route. If we do not want to eat during the walk in the picnic areas that we will find, we can do it in the Restaurant of Los Chorros that we show you next. Right in front is where you can leave the car.
The walk to the Osorio farm has steep climbs and descents, so we recommend it for active people or professional hikers. An important advice is not to do it during the rainy days, as it is a very slippery land and you can fall down. Along the way, depending on the time of year, you will find different species of native plants of the island. As it is the case of the bicacaro or bicacarera with its red bell shape flowers.
The walk is about 7.1 km and mostly run along narrow paths surrounded by vegetation. It took us about 2 hours approximately without relevant stops. Climbing a total of 413m of altitude and reaching a maximum height of 810 meters. Much of the trail is also surrounded by brambles. Therefore, you may be lucky to be able to taste the wild berries of the area.
Track of the route
Next we attach the file in .gpx format of the route to the Osorio peak. You can download this file and enter it in your navigator device or smartphone to do it on your own.
Video about the hike
This post is accompanied by a video with aerial views of the trail and many explanations about this mountain. We hope you like it. Do not forget to subscribe to our Local guide Gran Canaria YouTube channel to discover more places you can not miss in the island.
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