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 Honey Route

Gran Canaria

Valsequillo

· Localitation: Center

· Area: 39.15 km²

· Habitants: 9.278 (2022)

October

· Humidity: 76%

· Temperature: 23º / 14º

· Precipitation: 500 mm

Gastronomy

This farm wants you to think a little sweeter. If you're up for an educational adventure the Honey route included a beekeeping histories. It's your chance to see the different kinds of bees that comprise a hive up close and personal, a narrative walk through their honey making process and honey tasting. The onside museum is decorated with cake colourful beekeeper boxes. They has historical photos that show us how honey was gathered from cliff hives centuries ago, art & evolution. 


On Trail Travel Tours you learn what makes honey. Namely that, thanks to tropical weather in Canary Islands and thanks to near often flowering pollen, the company isn't restricted by season. They can produce a steady stream of unique honeys from Canary plants such as the naranjo, tedera, pitera o barrilla and the popular perennially tajinaste. Their thousands of colonies roam within two to four miles of where they're placed the company keeps locations near flowering plants across the all island. Because the relative seasonality lack, the insects here work really hard. 

The business carefully rotated the hives so the busy bees are saved to don't burn out from year-round collecting. The most interested part of this Route is the chance to see how many bee colonies settle in their yard, a veritable Tour into another guide world by staff Bee Docents. That queen, he said, could be rule a Canary hive for about two years, a much shorter life than mainland bees, which given a fall and winter break, can live for as long as five years.

Of course, you'll be welcome to taste some honey. Each has a different texture, color and taste impacted by the nectar type used for the bees. In the farm is the honey extraction and packaging process. The bees need to fly 32.000 miles to produce one pound of organic and raw canarian honey. Three times a year, bees are moving to indulge the nectar of a single type of flower blooming in a unique ecosystem on the remote Gran Canaria Island. Spend with us some time in these hidden Canary corners. We visit some of the other notable sites nearby. We're looking forward to see you soon! 80 millions bees and us are doing well to seeing you soon!

Hike - Tenteniguada

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: monteverde, madroños (spurge) and Dracanea (orquidea). From the terraces of Degollada de los Marteles with steep slopes and isolated topographically we contemplate exceptional panoramas of the most eastern part of the park, with the Degollada de Botija and Los Alfaques, between Morro del Guanile and Roque Grande. The park plays an important role in soil protection and aquifer replenishment. In the south area prey are abundant, some of them have a huge dimensions.

Accidentada topography in whose interior are small hamlets like Tajinaste and Roque Grande, finding places like the Cross of Tenteniguada, 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 to 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


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