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Day 5 Roque El Cano ascent/El Chorillo viewpoint/onwards to Hermigua

Wednesday 1st March 2017

 

 

KE Adventure Travel Trip Notes

Walking up and out of the valley, we first make a short but relatively steep ascent of Roque El Cano, a very distinctive volcanic outcrop clearly seen from Vallehermoso and featured on the town's coat of arms. We then continue with stunning scenery to Las Rosas and the National Park Visitors’ Centre at Juego de Bolas. Here we can stop for some sugar cookies and a cup of Earl Grey from the small café. After lunch we walk down into the Barranco Sobre Argoto before ascending again to the viewpoint of El Chorillo for a sensational vista over Hermigua Valley 800 metres below us. We make a steep descent on a switch-back path set cleverly into the rock face to reach Agulo. Depending on the time we may opt to catch a local bus here for the last 4 or 5 kilometres to Hermigua. This a small town has a very attractive setting in a wide valley between two high ridges which come right down to the sea, with terraced fields on one side and the coast on the other.

 

 

 

 

 

  Garmin GPS Data    
  Distance 19.42 km  
  Elapsed Time 7 hrs 35 mins  
  Ascent 978 m  
  Descent 1,062 m  
  Maximum Elevation 779 m  
  Minimum Elevation 8 m  
 

 

No group photo today.... we all filed off towards Rock El Cano

 

Looking back over Vallehermoso

 

 

 

 

 

Nice of someone to build tables and chairs from old pallets

 

 

 

 

Heading down to the dam at Las Rosas

 

 

 

Protea

Alfarrobo
(Aeonium rubrolineatum)

 

Mirador de Abrante - The area around the skywalk attraction is known for its red
soil and overlooks Agulo about 1000 feet below.

Don't jump, Rob! (Photo by Gareth)

Agulo down below

The brave test the glass floor
L to R: Rob, Gareth, Hilarie, Christine and Heather

Christine and Louise (Photo by Gareth)

Start of the zig-zag path down the cliff face.... not for the feint hearted or those who suffer vertigo!

 

 

 

Not for those who suffer vertigo (Photo by Gareth)

Agulo

All safely down

Down to the coast and on to Lepe

 

Our hotel was at the top end of Hermigua. Some walked up;
others had a beer in a local bar and took a taxi up to the hotel, Apart Hotel Los Telares