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Aloe Route

Gran Canaria

San Bartolomé de Tirajana

· Localitation: SouthCentral

· Area: 333 km²

· Habitants: 54.932 (2016)

January

· Humidity: 10%

· Temperature: 26º / 16º

· Precipitation: 200 mm

Gastronomy

Discovering the environment where these Aloe Vera plantations are cultivated is a gift that can only be appreciated through walks on their lands. Crops hidden between palms and sharp cliffs. It is a sinuous road that leads to these crops of Aloe Vera, full of color in spring and ocher during the summer. From the crops we can see the high mountains of the summit, its hazards caressing the clouds and a palm grove surrounded by the white houses of the town of Santa Lucia and the so-called "thousand palms of the valley". The Canary Islands have a climate suitable for the quality of Aloe Vera, thanks to its flexibility, to the cooling effect of the trade winds. The scenery is unique!
From the sinks and ancient Egyptians we get documents about their use. Nowadays it is used more and more, for both ends as gastronomic, as curatives, as cosmetics. It has been used to treat a wide range of conditions. The wide spectrum of its functions make it a multivalent remedy. For internal use it is usually taken a tablespoon of juice before meals. It can be mixed with fruit juices or with honey, while we take it in salad. It is an excellent natural antiseptic that penetrates easily into the skin and tissues. It acts as an anesthetic, calming pains, has a great bactericidal activity, which destroys numerous types of virus, highly nutritive, favors normal cell growth, hydrates the tissues and acts as an antipyretic. To avoid sunburn, Aloe gel should be applied at least 20 minutes before exposure to sunlight. Like "after sun" it is second to none. In case of oral problems, sores, extraction wounds, gingivitis or stomatitis, the gel or extract will be kept in the mouth for as long as possible and keeping it in contact with the affected area.
In this tour you can taste the freshness that Aloe Vera produces on your skin and taste it in a fruit juice.

All routes include tasting, hiking, picknick, transportation, insurance and guide.


Hike - Pilancones ParK

The pinewood of its summits constitutes a habitat in good state of conservation where the majority of its poultry population is distributed, reason why it has been included in the network of special zone for protection of the birds of the EU. At the base of these summits are located some caves of ethnographic value. The park plays an important role in hydrological catchment. In the higher parts the Pino Canario predominates. Among the most outstanding advantages of the pine forest are the maintenance of atmospheric humidity, it acts as a sink of C02, it avoids erosion and recovers springs. In the lower levels, below 830 m, we can find among other varieties: Opuntia (cactus), Euphorbia (spurge) and Dracaena (drago). From the terraces of Los Juncos with steep slopes and isolated topographically we contemplate exceptional panoramas of the most eastern part of the park, with the Degollada de Manzanilla and Rosiana, between Morro del Guanil and Montaña de la Negra. The park plays an important role in soil protection and aquifer replenishment. In the south area prey are abundant, some of them of great dimensions.
Accidentada topography in whose interior are small hamlets like Ayagaures and Los Vicentes, finding places like the Cross of Agustina, with a green tonality is very unique. We speak of an enclave with a combination of colors and aromas typical of the sunrise, where we recreate our sight in a succession of small plateaus, crossed by ravines. The small springs that dot the trail are easily recognizable, because of the greenness of the juncalillos that grow in its channel, located where they end up steep slopes.

Choose the route that best suits you

Level 1

Distancie: 3,5km

Slope: + 200m / - 100m

Easy

Level 2

Distancie: 7,5km

Slope: + 400m / - 200m

Medium

Level 3

Distancie: 12,5km

Slope: + 500m / - 350m

High


Aloe Route