Our base in the coastal foothills
La Aldea de San Nicolas has retained its authentic feel, largely unaffected by resort developments on the coast, village life is somewhat slower with a local economy based on tomato production. There is easy access on foot and by public transport to the most impressive walks in the area. The nearest beach is only 5km away and the adjacent fishing port is renowned for its exceptional local fish restaurants. In our free time we can also wander the back streets, sip a café con leche and watch the world pass by.
Exploring the 'Caminos Reales'
Many of the ancient trails linking the secluded mountain villages and farms have recently been restored. They offer excellent walking opportunites and take us through some of the most dramatic scenery on the island. From the steep cliffs of Anden Verde we cross a spectacular mountain pass, following the trail back to La Aldea. Another routes traverses the gorges via the famous Pino Gordo (“fat pine tree”) taking us into the rugged world of the mountains in the interior of the island.. Alternatively, you can opt out of the walks and relax or visit the amazing Maspalomas San dunes!
Viso peak and the west Coast
The week finishes with an easy ascent to Viso, the single highest peak on the western side of the island, allowing stunning views across the glittering blue waters of the Atlantic coast and across the entire region we have been exploring over the past the last days.
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