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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hike 20.07.2013 Cuevas de Corcho to Teror

Saturday 20 July we left Dutch Link to catch the 1000hrs Nr 216 bus from the Telmo bus station in Las Palmas to Teror
At the smart new Teror Bus Station we caught the 1100 hrs Nr 220 bus towards Antenara. 

(One has to be very careful with the 220 bus timetable - the only bus to go directly in the morning from Las Palmas to Artenara is the 0815 Sunday Bus. The only bus to go to Artenara Monday to Saturday is the Nr 220 which starts from Teror at 1100 hrs. Non of the other 220 buses go to Artenara.)

Got off the Nr 220 bus at Cuevas de Corcho at 1130hrs ready for a shortened version of Sunflower Gran Canaria Guide Hike Nr 6. 
(The sunflower hike starts in Cruz de Tejeda but, as we wanted to give ourselves more time and we had already done the section from Cruz de Tejeda to Cuevas de Corcho, we started at Cuevas de Corcho)

Our start of the hike

The first part of the hike was through a pine forest
many of the pine trees were infested with Spanish Moss - reminded us of parts of the East Coast of the USA

The trail passes the crater Las Calderatas, one of the islands most recent volcanos

an old village washing area
Due to Mike's health, we will not be cruising the Azores this year - found these beautiful Hydrangeas which reminded us of what we are missing!
Barranco del Charquillo

Lots of citrus trees (mainly Lemon)

The hike ended at  the bus station in Teror where we caught the Nr 216 bus back to Las Palmas.
A very enjoyable varied hike - the route took us along several roads but luckily they were not very busy.

Below are the Bus timetables we used - one should however check for the latest timetables as they do change occasionally

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