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Gran Canaria - Soria

Mountain road to the end of the world

Milan Kment
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Gran Canaria - Soria
Inserted: 22.08.2019
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We climb an attractive mountain road to the dam reservoir near the village of Soria. There used to be a lot of water here, and a large waterfall fell from the surrounding rocks. We are convinced of that in the local restaurant in old photos. Drought also reached the Canary Islands.

Barranquillo Andrés

At first the mountain road slowly, then up the serpentines we climb the valley of Barranco de Arguineguin. There is minimal traffic. Of the tourists, cyclists tend to come here.

Barranquillo Andrés
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Soria Dam

We arrive at a place called Soria. We leave the car in front of a local restaurant and descend into the valley to the Presa de Soria dam.

Soria Dam
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Soria Dam

There used to be a lot more water here, but the current situation is diametrically different.

Soria Dam
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Soria Dam

We cross the dam and head south along the Barranco de Arguineguín.

Soria Dam
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Barranco de Arguineguin

We descend to the steep edge of the gorge with several buildings.

Barranco de Arguineguin
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Barranco de Arguineguin

In this part of the gorge it looks like a palm forest.

Barranco de Arguineguin
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Cascada Bonita

We return to the car and drive to the end of the road with parking. There is also a road only for tourists or off-road vehicles. Cascada Bonita waterfall does not show signs of water drops.

Cascada Bonita
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Soria Dam

We continue about 500 meters up the path above the dam reservoir.

Soria Dam
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Drought

There are small boats under the local homestead. It is said that the water of the dam reservoir once reached here.

Drought
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Documents

We return to Soría and visit a local restaurant. They have a range of Canarian specialties. It is instructive to study documents and photographs related to the construction of the dam reservoir.

Documents
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