Text: Leisure Lanzarote. Photography: Dani Stein.
ADDRESSING: Leave the car at the outskirts of Tinguatón Place in a car park at the foot of the Natural Park of the Volcanoes. DISTANCE: 11.5 miles. DIFFICULTY: Low. DURATION: Approximately four hours. PLEASE NOTE: Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Water. Some chocolate and pastries. Hat and sunscreen.
A spectacular tour in the Natural Park of the Volcanoes. Locate the beginning of a very simple path. A one kilometer south of Tinguatón stumble out of a fairly large parking area. On the left side of the road, just across the parking lot, find a wooden placard reveals the itinerary. Also, is evident across the road, framed by a loose dusty dirt road amid the majestic form lava as this protected area.
The magma solidified over the centuries is the most unique picture of the path. The stage, dry appearance, in contrast to the paradoxical presence of multiple full wash plant. The most peculiar, of course, comes from shellfish and moss embedded in the terrain. However, catches the eye the appearance of verodes, figs and palms rofe splashing the surrounding lava.
A deafening silence surrounds this whole area, where we shelter and Ortiz Mountains Tinguatón. The capricious ways of the vast surroundings make sit and watch the beautiful postcard of the nearby mountains of Timanfaya. The black ash and dark forms of lava that bathe this scenario fit perfectly with red ocher and prevailing in the neighboring peaks of fire. In just one hour of kick in the south and south-southeast, have seen different perspective s priceless landscape.
At the height of mountain Ortiz, continue southwest to southeast with the aim of achieving Tisalaya in about an hour. A half hour drive will find a hidden form of picnic space. A strange sign welcomes us to a charming cave, used to celebrations. The sign displayed the various applications in the calendar that have given life to the little nook Underground: birthdays and partying basically. Without doubt, a different conclusion and surrounded by lava and night penetrating this location. After two hours of trail, picnic area is ideal for a power supplies.
From this point contemplate the continuation of the road. A small slope, easily detected by the appearance of three hardwood tree species too, puts us in a new stage. With a higher level of erosion, the layer of lava appears to us utterly devastating. Our retina includes ash bath that fills the horizon: a snapshot of an exquisite beauty. In the distance, at the height of Tisalaya, you begin to see the hand of man with the unique work archite chthonic sheltering island agriculture.
This is an example of human ingenuity. The use of any settlement become wet crop. The prevailing trade winds are fighting, and combat, with the ASOC’s area through the provision of natural stone. Among Tisalaya and the neighboring town of La Vegueta, there are infinite spaces grown from solidified magma and surrounding mountains. In this sense, the resulting landscape although messy, among many grape vines, crops of potatoes and onions is intoxicating.
This part of the trail loses some of its elegance. No urban order, although the houses amidst natural surroundings fit with the environment. Many of these homes built its own warehouses. The creation of homemade wine has spread throughout the municipality Tinajo. Thus, the proliferation of vine crops is the dominant tone of this strip of land. We are located between the Vegueta and Mancha Blanca. The various samples of traditional architecture of Lanzarote up or No appeal of this place. In the vicinity of White Spot, at the height of the Hermitage de los Dolores, return to Tinguatón started four hours after the kick.
Note: Leisure Lanzarote grateful for the photographic work of Daniel Stein illustrating this post informative. His photos.
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