Under the Adele Together 10/10 campaign the department of the environment and sustainable development under councillor Esther Rivero Vargas, is organising a walk this Saturday, October 25th, called (translated) “Making the most of the forest”, which will take walkers from Ifonche, to el Aserradero and finally La Quinta.
The councillor remarked, “this initiative from the council was such that once the mountain walks in the borough had been regulated and signposted we would propose a series of alternative routes inviting people to get to know our natural zones and the mountain characteristics.” She said that “we wanted to develop more than just another rural walk, what we are doing here is showing off the indigenous elements of the area and the richness of our natural heritage; we hope that once people get to know the different protected zones of Adeje they will learn to enjoy and care for them”.
During the walk there will be two guides, Rafael Morales Siverio and Sebastián López Ramírez, who, says Rivero Vargas, will explain, “through their living testimonies and experiences, how and why these paths were used in the past”. (The guides will speak in Spanish). As well as getting to know the countryside, those participating will also experience the hospitality of residents of La Quinta and will be invited to take part in a tasting event in the patio of one of the homes of the neighbourhood. “The best way to learn the stories of pathways and their use in the past is from the people of the region”, the councillor added.
Ifonche – Aserradero – La Quinta
The walk should last about 6 hours and is listed as one of medium difficulty. Wear appropriate shoes or waterproof hiking boots, if possible high enough to protect ankles. You should also use sun protection and wear sun glasses and a hat. If you have a hiking stick, a waterproof jacket and energy foods (dry fruits, biscuits, etc) you should also bring them as well as water – 11/2 litres would be adequate.
If you would like to take part sign up at the Citizens Office – the SAC, in the main council building, and places are limited to 25.