Left Dutch Link at around 0900 hrs on Saturday 27 July to catch the 0940hrs Nr210 bus to Arucas from where we would take the 1015hrs Nr 123 bus direction Moya. However on discussing this with the bus driver, we were advised to take the more direct 0950hrs Nr 234 bus to Moya instead as this was more likely to arrive in Arucas in time to catch the 1015hrs nr 123 bus - the only bus making this route on a weekend.
We realised belatedly that we should really have taken the 0840hrs bus to ensure that we arrived in Arucas in time - however luck was on our side and we arrived at exactly 1015 at the Arucas Bus Station and the Nr 123 Moya bus was 5 minutes late - phew! but parked next to our Nr 234 bus - a long story but may save someone a disappointment - next time we do a walk requiring thes buses we will go mid week - there are more buses.
Got off the bus just before the bridge over the Barranco Azuaje (see below phot0) at around 1045hrs, ready for our hike, Nr 10 in the Sunflower Gran Canaria Guide Book
The hike begins by crossing the bridge and taking the track to the Barranco floor
After a few minute we pass the ruins of an old Spa
and a few minutes later arrive at a picnic are - ideal for 11'ses
Looking up the Barranco
the track is in places a bit overgrown
and criss-crosses the little stream
under overhanging rock faces
past delightful little waterfalls and rock pools
The 4-wheel drive track ended at an abandoned farm complex (much further than indicated in the Sunflower Guide) and continued as a ridge path around the walls of a farm
The track took us through areas overgrown with bamboo/ cane