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“Beautiful scenery”
Review of Valle de Agaete

Valle de Agaete
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Kelso, Scotland
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“Beautiful scenery”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Came up to Agaete via the coastal road from Aldea de San Nicolas and this route is not for the feint hearted! Fantastic views of the rugged coast but very narrow in places with massive drop-offs and crazy local drivers. Driving up the valley from Agaete is easy, although the road is very narrow. There is a view point near the end of the road which made a great place for our picnic lunch. Very attractive scenery. There are walking tracks up the valley and although we didn’t have time to explore them, it did look to be a fantastic area for walking. To us, this was a better place to visit than the Guayadeque ravine.

Visited April 2013
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“Amazing views”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Amazing views and scary roads! Not for the faint hearted but truly fabulous scenery not to be missed. Get away from the beach go exploring this interesting island.

Visited November 2012
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Warszawa, Polska
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“Amazing Valley and Cliff Road”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Sometimes the simplest things are the most amazing. The ascent/descent provides great views. Do take the cliff road from the south west to come to the place (if you are not scared of hights).
It's one of those roads you will not forget.

Visited December 2012
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Sheffield
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“Spectacular valley and ridge”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

10 mile 1300 metre ascent on the path from San Pedro towards Artenara. Spectacular views from the ridge above Agaete, pleasant walk through the forest of Tamadaba, then descend via Presa de los Perez and El Hornillo (chapel perched high above the valley). The footpath connecting the tiny hamlet of El Hornillo with San Pedro is an impressive descent down the side of the canyon. Called into the bar (La Palma) in San Pedro for a beer.

Visited February 2013
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Ibiza, Spain
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“Far from the madding crowd/Lejos del mundanal ruido”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Agaete and its valley are at the north western "corner" of Gran Canaria and consequently quite a long way from the main tourist areas. The access roads via Telde/Las Palmas are, however, excellent and it need take no more than 1.5 hrs from, say, Puerto Rico on the motorway. The other road, round the cliffs, via San Nicolás, is not for the faint-hearted, though there are fantastic sea views from a few stopping points on the extremely winding, though good road along the cliff face. A few tunnels are due to ease the pain in the next few years. Once in the small village of Agaete, people usually make for Puerto de las Nieves, a little fishing port, with numerous fish restaurants and their terraces, a nice promenade and a view of those magnificent jagged cliffs, For a different experience, there is a new hotel called Roca Negra with sea views, gardens, pool, spa and good food just up the road past the cemetery at El Turmán and from it there is a 10 minute walk - fairly steep - down to las Nieves. There are a couple more hotels there, too. To get to the Valley (Valle) of Agaete you go through the village (have a look at the flower garden "Huerta de Flores") and you will be rewarded with a broad valley, growing everything from oranges to coffee, with pine-topped mountains on your right. Sadly, the two best places for refreshment are currently closed, but there is a restaurant about half way up. There is no through road so when you get to the end there is room to turn round, admire the views and return.

Visited April 2012
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