Gran Canaria Walking Festival

29 / OCTOBER / STAGE 2

Arteara-Tunte

Friday

29 October

Arteara-Tunte

We leave the valley of the thousand palm trees behind us to discover the charming village of Tunte.
Under the shade of the "Palmeral de Arteara" we start our route by this second itinerary, which ends the first stage of the Way of St. James of Gran Canaria. A small ascent that will take us from this small village to the village of Fataga, along a path that offers views of the imposing rock massif of Amurga and the crags of Tirajana. We cross the heart of the village, taking a small stretch of paved road leading us through this charming hamlet that has preserved its traditional architecture. Once we pass the enclave of Fataga, a steep ascent takes us to the viewpoint, and from there we continue until we reach the village of Tunte, which, decorated to mark the Jacobean Year, will welcome us on this second route of the Way of St. James. The Church of Tunte is one of the two Jacobean temples in Gran Canaria where St. James the Apostle is venerated, the other being the church of Gáldar.

TECHNICAL DATA


PHYSICAL DIFFICULTY

medium-high

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY:

medium-high

TRAIL TYPE:

Linear route

DISTANCE:

10,4 km around

DURATION:

3:45 h around

CUMULATIVE ELEVATION GAIN:

751m

CUMULATIVE ELEVATION LOSS:

202 m

Track

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ELEVATION PROFILE


15  %
urban section -
25  %
forest track
60  %
path
As we leave the south side of the island behind us, we notice a clear change in the vegetation as we lay eyes on a landscape moving from the Arteara palm grove to the majesty of the Canary Island pines, small trees and shrubs.
THIS ROUTE INCLUDES:
  • Civil liability insurance
  • Accident insurance
  • Picnic
  • Guided route and interpreter of the natural, ethnographic and cultural values of the island
  • Transport to and from the start and end points of the route (from Las Palmas G.C or Playa del Inglés)
  • Specialised guided tours in several languages
  • Snack-type lunch

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This is the shortest route in this 10th edition of the festival, but it’s not the easiest to complete. It has a steep uphill gradient. What’s more, it is important to bear in mind that the route runs along earth tracks, paths and paved roads. Children aged 16 and above can take part as long as they are accompanied by an adult. It is important to bear in mind the duration of the routes.

INTERESTING SPOTS

This route goes by the Church of Tunte, which dates back to the 16th century. This church houses the image of St. James the apostle whose name was chosen for the route that currently crosses the island of Gran Canaria: The Way of St. James of Gran Canaria.
Fataga:

Located in the interior of the "barranco de Fataga", the small hamlet stands out breaking with the architectural line of the southern part of the island. The village is made up of small single- family houses, and the colour white is its insignia, since all the rooms here have austere white walls.

The contrast of this whiteness with the rest of the environment, arid in some areas and green in its palm groves, makes Fataga a unique place on the island.

Tunte:

Home to the largest municipality of Gran Canaria, San Bartolomé de Tirajana, and located at the base of the Tirajana caldera, this small town has several areas of cultural interest that make it a must-see. Characterised by its narrow and steep streets, Tunte stands out for its abrupt relief forming a singular landscape.

It has several areas of cultural interest, such as its church, dating from the 16th century, where the image of St. James rests, marking the origin of the path that today crosses the island, as well as other locations such as the cemetery, which is considered a historical monument.

PICK-UP

TIME

MEETING POINT

8:15

Alfredo Kraus Auditorium- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

9:00

Tourist information Office, next to the CC Yumbo Centrum- Playa del Inglés

Arrival

TIME

MEETING POINT

15:00

Alfredo Kraus Auditorium- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

14:50

Tourist information Office, next to the CC Yumbo Centrum- Playa del Inglés

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