A fairly easy Walk to try on Gran Canaria.
This one way walk takes you through one of Gran Canaria's colourful Barrancos and back down to the coast at Playa des Ingles.
Having travelled up the GC60 out of Playa des Ingles on our Gran Canaria driving tour and seeing the really nice rock formations and the barrancos along the way it was quite irresistible to not go for at least one walk in the area.
To get to the start of this walk take a number 18 bus out of Playa des Ingles and get off at the stop just past the Camel Safari Park (not Manolo's Camel Safari). The beautiful browns, yellows and greens which can be seen on the rocks make this an excellent walk - look at the colours on our top - albeit somewhat large - header picture. Incidentally this is also quite a popular little circuit using the tracks for going around on mountain bikes rather than walking
as there are quite a few sidetracks to explore if cycling.
This walk is very straightforward - you would be pressed to get at all lost - but take some water and perhaps something to eat since of course there are no cafes etc
out there. Walk on up the road for around a kilometre and then take the marked track going off the left on a bend - this is the GC60 to Ayagaures. The track continues next to the main road for a while but does descend to eventually switch back at the bottom of the barranco via a bridge.
The track eventually comes out by some extensive quarry works which does somewhat spoil the final part of the walk however on the right the Prado still continues and is now fairly high up on the hillside - and has it's own series of bridges to carry it over the various indents
on the rocks. Just carry on to the quarry entrance where the track becomes tarmac - keep going and after a short while another tarmac road goes off to the left - take this and walk on up this quite steep road to reach the GC60. Follow along this road which takes you over the motorway and back into Playa des Ingles.
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