After visiting the mountain village of Tejeda you will continue to Cruz de Tejeda, where your walking tour Cruz de Tejeda Artenara starts. As the path leads along the ridge of the mountain, you will often enjoy magnific views both of the Northern and Western coast. You will finish in the highest located village on the island – Artenara where you can enjoy a nice lunch with the views.
Start: Cruz de Tejeda 1560 m.n.m.
Finish: Artenara 1270 m.n.m.
Height difference: 700 m
Distance: 8 km (3 hours)
Take with you: good shoes, nordic walking sticks recomended, warm clothing, raincoat, sun protector, swimsuit, water, lunch
Before you start the trekking from Cruz de Tejeda to Artenara, you can make a short visit to the beautiful mountain village of Tejeda that is definitely worth it. Afterwards you will continue driving to Cruz de Tejeda where you will start trekking.
You will finish in Artenara – one of the highest located villages in Gran Canaria. It was inhabited already in the prehispanic times as the area was suitable for the production of cereals and stock raising. This feature survived until nowadays, the same as the unique form of local habitats – cave houses. The thermic qualities of the caves keep the same temperature all year round. That is why you can find so many cave houses all over the island.
Walking tour Cruz de Tejeda Artenara is not very difficult and is suitable also for those not used to long and hard walking tours.