Gorgeous colors - green trees, blue skies, red rocks ... silence, peace, intense smell of pine trees and amazing mountain landscapes ... Trail from Degollada de Sargento on Montana de Altavista (1376 m) is the most beautiful mountain hiking trail we have seen in Gran Canaria. The trail is not long (4.7 km one way), there are no large elevations (about 250 m) and it is worth to go for a sunset. If you plan to stay in the mountains until dark, then you must remember about warmer clothes and a flashlight.
Mountain hiking trail to Altavista
We went mountain trail through the pine forest from the parking lot at Degollada de Sargento towards Montana de Altavista (1376 m).
The most beautiful views of Gran Canaria
Wild nature, rocky mountains, deep ravines, ocean coast, clouds and the summit of Teide volcano above them - you can stand and admire for hours.
Mountains, ravines and valleys
As you can see, Gran Canaria is not only beaches - it is worth going to the mountains...
Montana de Altavista
It is already the peak of Montana de Altavista 1376 m. The trail is not difficult - the time of walking is around 1:15, but honestly, there are such views along the way that this time can be much longer :-)
A view from the Altavista summit
There you can see all the major tourist attractions of Gran Canaria from the top of Montaña de Altavista: Roque Bentayga, Roque Nublo, Pico de Las Nieves and town and gorge Tejeda.
Tejeda is a typical Canarian mountain village situated in a steep slope of the mountain. The shelf roads and house locations are amazing ...
Mountains in the Canary Islands
If you like the mountains, I recommend Gran Canaria - there are many scenic trekking trails here, and the views ... what to write here ... you just have to go and admire ...
Sunset in the Canaries
The sun in the Canary Islands goes very fast. The sun suddenly diminishes and disappears behind the horizon in a short time. A few minutes after sunset it gets really dark and it's getting cold. If you intend to stay in the mountains to the west, you must have a flashlight with you and warm clothing with you.
Parque Rural del Nublo
The last rays of sunlight illuminate the Nublo Landscape Park (Parque Rural del Nublo). After a while it got dark and we returned to the car by the light of the flashlight.
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