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Gran Canaria - west of the island

Above the steep cliffs of the west coast

Milan Kment
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Gran Canaria - west of the island
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Aldea de San Nicolás is considered to be the most remote town on the island. After visiting the cactus fields, we head along the cliffs of the west coast to the north to the valley of Agaete. There is a winery in Los Berrazales, where it also roasts its own coffee.

Mogán

Following the GC-200 road, cut into the valley with the village of Mogán, we ascend from the south coast to the north.

Mogán
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Volcanic rocks

The sharp bends of the mountain road offer nice views of the rocky formations, sometimes in various colors.

Volcanic rocks
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Aldea de San Nicolás

Before descending to the west coast, there is a view of the most remote city on the island of Gran Canaria. The northern part of Tenerife is looming on the horizon.

Aldea de San Nicolás
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Cactuses

Before Aldea de San Nicolás, we turn left and visit the Cactualdea cactus park.

Cactuses
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Cactualdea

The park has really diverse vegetation.

Cactualdea
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Aldea de San Nicolás

The city is surrounded by a wall of mountains.

Aldea de San Nicolás
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Playa de la Aldea

Follow the GC-200 road to the Atlantic coast. There is a nice pebble beach.

Playa de la Aldea
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West Coast

Following the GC-2 road, we copy the west coast of the island. Views of the mountainous volcanic landscape with the Atlantic open up in several places.

West Coast
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West Coast

Below us are the steep cliffs and the city of Agaete.

West Coast
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Valle de Agaete

From the coastal town of Agaete, turn right onto a narrow road that slowly ascends the SE towards the mountains.

Valle de Agaete
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Valle de Agaete

The road ends in Berrazales. From here, it is a good starting point for hiking in the surrounding valleys, surrounded by the steep slopes of the volcanic mountains.

Valle de Agaete
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Bodega Berrazales

We get to the winery before Berrazales, when in San Pedro we turn right onto a very narrow road. We find not only vines but also various exotic fruits.

Bodega Berrazales
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Bodega Berrazales

This is followed by a tour of the winery, an explanation of the local vine varieties and a tasting. The famous British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking allegedly drank the local wine.

Bodega Berrazales
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