The historic borough of Vegueta, in the capital city of Gran Canaria, offers a nice colonial architecture, pedestrian streets, charming squares and some buildings that deserve a visit, such as the Casa de Colón (Columbus House), the Cathedral of Santa Ana, and the Museo Canario (Canary Museum). From here (in the área of El Pambaso), a 7,5km path begins, leaving the city along a the bed of a dry ravine and through a natural area that leads upwards to the Botanical Gardens Viera y Clavijo (Jardín Canario).
This path that is suitable for walkers and cyclists (mountain bikes), is three meters wide and goes along the Guiniguada Ravine next to several cattle and agricultural precincts, as well as some old water-supply facilities. The existence of some ancient canarii caves and thousands of Canary palm trees -Phoenix Canariensis- make this a unique walk.
The Botanicsl Garden Viera y Clavijo - Jardín Canario - with 27 hectares is a peaceful place that collects a complete array of botanic species that are unique in the Canaries and in the Macaronesian Islands, being also the home of the Giant Lizzard of Gran Canaria, an endemic specie and the largest lizzard of the family of the Lacertidae.
Route Length: 7,5 kilometres
Approximate time: 2 hours