Roque del Conde
1 The track starts in the municipality of Arona, precisely in the Vento area, which can be reached by the TF-511, just about 200 m. before the Km point number 3, going up the Camino del Vento on the left. The track goes on along an unpaved path for about 30m and then along a narrower path crossing Las Casas ravine, amid spurges, buglosses, lavenders and cactus spurges (indigenous vegetation), and then through Las Arenas ravine. It goes on amid cactus and spurges until you get to El Rey ravine, very steep and deep, located between the municipalities of Arona and Adeje. As you get into the ravine, the track starts going down in a zigzag. You may still see some of the original cobblestones. There are impressive examples of spurges and cactus spurges. When you get to the bed of the ravine, you will be struck by the beautiful contrast of the greyish-blue pebbles and the yellow and reddish tones of the sides. Once you cross El Rey ravine, you leave the cobblestones behind and start overlooking the coastline of Granadilla, San Miguel and Arona. On the left there is a derelict traditional house and abandoned terraced fields. The cobblestones appear again and the path widens and goes to the top between stone walls and spurges and cactus spurges fields. Now the path narrows again into a steep climb, with no cobblestones or terraced fields. 2 The top (Roque del Conde) is quite flat, table-like. Again, you can find important species such as purple flowered spurge, buglosses and cactus spurges. There is a dramatic view from Montaña Roja (Red Mountain) to the Cliffs of Los Gigantes and, on clear days, even La Gomera and Gran Canaria.
Roque del Conde
Paris daisy (Argyranthemum Frutescens), Canary islands lavenders (Lavendula Canariensis), spurges (Euphorbia obtusifolia), cactus spurges (Euphorbia canariensis), purple flowered spurge (Euphorbia Atropurpurea), buglosses (Echium).
Roque del Conde Ravines: Las Arenas and El Rey Geological interest Roque del Conde, of some geological importance, is the remaining part of an old massif which, when it was formed, used to be very similar to the massifs of Teno and Anaga, but which has been severely eroded.
Special Natural Reserve of Barranco del Infierno. Useful telephone numbers Town Tourist Information Centre 922 797 668 Arona Local Police 922 725 562 City/Highway Police 922 791 414 Red Cross 922 790 505 Taxi 922 790 352 TITSA (Bus company) 922 531 300
|Position||Borough of Adeje|
|Start point||Calle Los Molinos|
|End point||Roque del Conde|
|Distance||8 Km. approx.|
|Duration||3 h. (Round – Trip)|
|Accessibility||TITSA bus routes|