Pathway Haría Belvedere Aganada Mountain (The Rise of Snow)

Hike number 3 – Stroll in Haría.

Features

Preferred

  • TOTAL TIME: 1 h 30 min
  • DEPARTURES: Haría square
  • ARRIVALS: Haría square
  • LEVEL: Easy

Intro

  1. The itinerary allows us to contemplate the Haría valley from every angle. The first section gives the opportunity to enjoy the beauty, singularity and idiosyncrasies of this village which still preserves traditional crafts such as basketry, which we can find in our path. A few meters further up is the House-Museum of the artist César Manrique.
  2. We’ll head towards Haría’s old viewpoint through the historical-traditional road to Las Nieves. This road was an important communication route between Haría and the rest of the island for centuries. It was also a pilgrimage route towards the sanctuary of the Lady of the Snows, still celebrated nowadays, every year on August 5th. However, this path is diverted towards the belvedere, forsaking midway the traditional route heading to las Nieves’ Hermitage, an alternative to be considered for a later excursion.
  3. Then we’ll go along the Aganada Mountain and reach the Rincón Belvedere, from which we can see the west side of the Island, as well as the easily recognizable Famara beach 400 meters below where we stand. This place belongs to the Natural Park of the Archipelago Chinijo, in the Macizo Famara. Moreover, it is classified Special Area of Conservation (SAC in English, ZEC in Spanish) of the Natura 2000 Network, and Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (IBA in English, ZEPA in Spanish).

Routes

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Haría square

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Haría city hall

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César Manrique Museum-House

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Dirt road to the right, where the municipal sports facilities are located

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Bifurcation, follow the path to the right (signal: Llano de la montaña)

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Cross the asphalt road and continue on the marked trail until the next road

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Zigzag section until the asphalt road

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Turn left and follow the road until the belvedere

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Return on your steps towards the trail

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Go out on the left along the road up to a dirt road

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Stay on the wide dirt track, along the Aganada Mountain

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Arrival at Rincón (viewpoint) and descent to the village on the dirt path

MAP 3

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