Barranco de la Madera Route



This is an exciting route which combines very steep sections, and potentially hazardous, exposed passages along the water canal, with ascents and descents and different tunnels, meaning that due caution is required. In the Barranco de La Madera, several water galleries can be seen, and, above all, a unique landscape admired, in which pine-forest and evergreen woods are the main attractions of this special place.

Approximate duration:  about 4 hours

Departure point: Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Snows (280 metres a.s.l.)

Distance: 11 kilometres

Arrival point: Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Snows (280 metres a.s.l.)



Not suitable for children or people with vertigo

This is a dangerous route and due caution is required

Carry water (since, although springs are found along the way, the water is not drinkable), wear a hat and comfortable footwear. Take some food (dried fruits, fruit, sandwiches, chocolate,,…because we will stop for lunch along the way). Carry a waterproof and some warm clothing (in the area we are walking through it can be cold or even drizzle). Take your mobile phone.

Do not leave the path, because of the loose terrain.