Barranco de Mogan
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CheshireMargaret
Cheshire108 contributions
Jan 2023
Take the regular bus from Puerto de Moga to Mogan. The trail begins here and takes you up to the Cuuz de Mogan from which there are stunning mountain views. A fairly steep ascent but well worth it. If you’re energetic you can continue to follow the marked trails
Written January 22, 2023
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Rieverrover
Morpeth, UK101 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
As with most walks here you start on the pedestrian walkway through Puerto Mogan walking away from the sea. Pass the shopping centre and the new, rather sterile looking Raddison Blu - not yet open (in my view yet another nail in this lovely town's coffin). Continue on a curious half developed area till you meet a barrier and the rather main road. To the right you'll see some boulders erected by irate walkers to cross this barrier - easy, but CHECK THE TRAFFIC FIRST. Cross over to a small road and bougainvilleas. Best to cross diagonally to the left over a no-longer used car park to regain this same small road and continue up it. You'll soon come to a superb Garden Centre - well worth a visit. Plants you only see indoors normally are vibrant here - and mostly cheap by UK standards. Look out here for the magnificent large orange butterfly with marbled white underwings - the Monarch - yes, the same as in USA! It migrated here from USA!
Continue up the quiet road till you see a village ahead - Las Burrillas - and when the road takes a sharp right, go left on the dirt track to a lovely oasis! The El Jardin cafe with excellent San Miguel beer and simple food in a beautiful fragrant garden. You've covered 2.5 miles and can either return the same way or take the bus number 84 across the road at 8 minutes past the hour (except for 1208) back home.
We saw nesting canaries in full song and a fine buzzard quartering the hills.
Written December 13, 2016
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Greensabroad
Halden, Norway81 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Now the zig zag rd is closed there are a few options on the East side from the closed GC 500. Head up along the closed rd on foot. There is a link fence but that is broken so you just walk in over it. At the last bend just before the you get to the headland and the main barriers there is a metal structure in the rock up on the East side with a small valley next to it. Head behind the crash barrier and up this valley. After a bit of a scramble for the first 10m you see the path becomes more defined and there are lots of cairns. There are a few places where people are living in the caves above, so stay lower down at first out of politeness then take any of the side paths to your right, marked by cairns, and you will come to the top of the ridge. From there you can walk either to the sea end with a nice view of the town and Taurito, or head north and come to the end of the ridge overlooking the entrance to the motorway and get a view up towards Mogán Village. Once you’re up there there are a few more trails long other ridges that you can link up with. Don’t forget to sign the petition to get the Camino Real on the west side re-opened. Just google it. :)
Written March 30, 2019
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alanknight2016
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain27 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
A drive from Puerto De Mogan Down the Barranco De Mogan to the little Village of Pueblo Mogan and the valley beyond rcommended. It is a beautiful valley and very lush and green the further you drive into it and is punctuated with attractive Villas and Fincas and majestic mountains on each side.
Written November 9, 2016
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Waddler
York, UK9,731 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Its nice to stretch your legs in this Barranco, and here's some walk options:

1. Veneguera lookout/mirador to Cruz de Mogan

Park at the Veneguera lookout about 20 minutes from Puerto de Mogan (halfway between the Asador Grill El Valle and Restaurant Las Canadas). There is a defined footpath heading south and after a fairly level and easy 20 minutes you'll be at Cruz de Mogan (you will only see the cross late on the apprach - it isn't the one high on the hill above that you can see from the lookout). This is a scenic, quiet walk that is worth doing.

2. walk to top of Barranco from Molino de Viento - altogether more challenging! This is a relentless uphill slog but great views. A narrow road goes up the hill opposite the windmill. Park where a dirt road comes off this road and walk a few metres along the dirt road until you pick up a footpath leading up. Take it to the top! Shaded in morning.

3. The GC-500 - still closed, you can stroll up it for views over town (shaded in morning)

4. Scramble above Mirador - at the mirador in Puerto de Mogan it doesn't look like you ca climb up the hill any further but it isn't actually that hard. You can reach the top in 10 minutes, although there is no path and it is a scramble.
Written March 3, 2019
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Bridget F
Prudhoe, UK112 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We read previous review of Baranco de Mogan and having done a mountain hike on Sunday when everything was closed on our return, we decided to walk back up via the bakery "Pan de Matos".
We weren't disappointed, speaking in very poor Spanish I ordered 2 jamon and queso bocadillo uno cafe con lech and uno 7up plus some acua de teror all for €7.10 sandwiches were lovely and fresh, coffee lovely too. I highly recommend this cafe/ bakery and the walk if you are, as I was, bored with resort life in puerto de mogan.
Written September 21, 2018
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dnowland_12
Leeds, UK4,344 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
The roads into the fishing resort of Puerto de Mogan are not for the faint hearted as in places they have been carved out of the cliff rock face. In general the scenery around here is very very nice and enjoyable to look at if you are travelling by bus.
Worth taking a bus trip to this area.
Written November 28, 2016
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SmilyBergen
Bergen, Norway76 contributions
Jan 2016 • Friends
Nice, easy two our walk from Puerto Mogan. Easy to find your way, and you do NOT have to go the scary part - there are alternative routes. Bring som water and go!
Written February 9, 2016
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Rieverrover
Morpeth, UK101 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Returning to this pleasant resort we repeated the above walk, noting that some 'improvements' had been made with more tarmac en route to the garden centre. However, to our sorrow, El Jardin wasn't open - we were too early!
So if this happens to you don't worry - if you carry on up the Baranco on the road - quite safe within the white line - you will arrive in about a mile at El Hornillo where, on the left you have a choice of a small cafe or the adjacent bakery, both servicing mostly locals. We chose the bakery to avoid the smokers!
What an excellent choice. We shared a freshly baked bagette with local cheese (she doesn't usually make sandwiches but did so for us!) a strawberry and custard tart, a large shortbread and two small bottles of apple juice for less than 9 euros! Bowled over we then had excellent coffees to follow - less than 3 euros. There is one snag - they don't have a toilet and the cafe isn't willing to let you use his - maybe go there for your coffee ..... The bus stops outside them in both directions.
Written February 28, 2018
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GrazzA
Kingston upon Thames, UK100 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
Take the car or you can hike up from the village as far as you want to go. Take water and a map to explore fully. We drove all the way up to the Lake - Presa de las Ninas. Hairy roads, take it slowly, there is a large picnic spot by the lake and you can go for a walk around - the landscape with pine trees is very unusual
Written October 31, 2017
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