Caught the 08.15 nr 220 bus from Telmo bus station to the Mirador de los Pinos be Galdar for the start of the 13 km Sunflower Walking Guide hike nr 9 to Teror. The Hike is marked by the yellow line on the below map.
From the Mirador, one has a superb view towards the north coast
The first 20 minutes was the same steep slippery gravel track as for the hike we made to Guia on the 4th March - it was no easier second time round. Unfortunately I must have accidently reset the camera settings so that many of the photos are overexposed.
After 20 minutes the trail to Teror turns off to the right, Guia is straight on
After a while we left the pine forest and later we entered a Eucalyptus wood.
Many wild flowers adorned the trail
Entered the village of Fontanales
The trail followed the crest of a ridge between fields, some of which had flocks of sheep
In the hamlet of Tablero, we were confused by a walking sign indicating that we should make a right turn to go to Teror. After following this for 10 minutes or so, realised that the route did not check with the description so turned back. After a while this road sign confirmed we were now on the correct route - the problem occured because the routes in our guide book do not necessarily follow any marked route - a lesson for the future.
Passed this Belem - this is a stall where somebody makes an often very elaborate nativity scene just before Xmas - the making of Belems seems to be a tradition on Gran Canaria - we visited one in December last year.
continuing along the ridge
Descending into the beautiful Barranco de la Virgen - the most picturesque part of the hike
We pass this manorial house complete with its own chapel
Descending to Teror the town comes into view
Relaxing waiting for the bus
Arrived back on Dutch Link before 1800hrs.This was a very pleasant walk through very varied scenery - woods, ridges, hamlets, barrancos - but not as spectacular as the previous two hikes.