Vallebron de Fuerteventura is a meeting point where you can connect with nature, discovering on its path some of the best-known native species, and also be amazed by the wonderful views of emblematic sites on the island. Would you like to meet them?
Vallebron’s name has a particular meaning that alludes to the entire toponymy of that spectacular natural landscape. Originally from the “Valle de ahemon” Castilianization, in which “ahemon” translates as “where there is water” or “hidden water,” according to the language of the ancient inhabitants of the island.
The water in the Vallebrón natural landscape is located in the underground area, since the surface is composed of a plain of arid terrain.
Vallebron’s viewpoint in Fuerteventura is located between the municipality of La Oliva and Puerto del Rosario, north of the island. To access the viewpoint, you can get there by car by taking the FV-10 road, following the signs that you will find on your way.
If you’re taking a bus or guagua (as the inhabitants of the Canary Islands call the bus) to the Vallebrón viewpoint in Fuerteventura, you’ll have to take line 7, which will leave you as close as possible to access the entrance of this surprising natural landscape.
Vallebron is the name by which inhabitants and tourists know this immense geomorphological unit of relief in “cuchillo” and “morros,” where one of the main mountains of the island is located on its northeast slope: the mountain of La Muda. However, the official name of this site is Mirador de la Degollada de Valle Grande.
The viewpoint and path of Vallebron of Fuerteventura has a great landscape beauty, which stands out for its elongated loin and relief in the form of a knife that are delimited by two U-shaped ravines. That elongated back is made up of moult mountain.
The entire extension of the landscape has a dimension of more than 1,679.6 hectares and an average altitude height of more than 145 metres. While the highest peak of the natural landscape of Vallebron de Fuerteventura, La Muda reaches 689 metres of altitude.
The views offered by the Mirador de la Degollada de Valle Grande allow you to see different natural spots such as the mystical Tindaya Mountain, Los Pedregales, a part of the Oliva and the Esquinzo ravine.
Vallebrón’s viewpoint was declared a Natural Park of National Interest by Law 12/1987 on the Declaration of Natural Spaces of the Canary Islands of Laderas de Vallebrón. Subsequently, it was named as a protected landscape of Spain by Law 12/1994 on Natural Spaces of the Canary Islands.
Located in the neighbourhood of La Matilla, you will find the highest point and where passes a stretch of the route of the natural landscape trail of Vallebron de Fuerteventura, La Montaña de La Muda.
The history of La Muda Mountain encloses intrigues and mysteries similar to the mountain of Tindaya. This site is called “the church of the mahos” (former inhabitants of the island of Fuerteventura), in which you can see certain Canarian engravings and cave constructions.
La Muda Mountain borders two other emblematic spaces protected on the island: the Malpaís de la Arena Natural Monument and the Tindaya Natural Monument.
Do you like routes with medium to high difficulty? Then the 16 km Fuerteventura’s Vallebron trail can become a challenge for you. We advise you to wear something light since the temperatures are usually high, good sunscreen, and trekking shoes.
During the stretch along the trail, you can go through several points of natural interest. You will have the opportunity to tilt Tindaya, go round La Muda and end up in the picturesque village of Tefia where the Hermitage of San Agustín is.
The tour of the Vallebron trail in Fuerteventura can take you approximately 5 hours. So, it’s important that you take liquids with you to keep you hydrated, wear the right clothing, and orientation tools. Like that, you’ll be ready for the adventure.
The Vallebron de Fuerteventura trail passes through a U-shaped valley that is divided by two channels from which you can see the island’s natural fauna and flora.
Within that natural plain included in the Vallebron of Fuerteventura, you will find native Canarian species such as tabaiba, aulaga, mato and espino.
Likewise, within the bird fauna, you could visualize some tarabilla and guirre, both native species of the Canary Islands archipelago.
Once you’ve finished your route along the Vallebron viewpoint and trail, you shouldn’t miss the surroundings of this magical landscape.
Create a complete travel guide which has to include the picturesque town of Betancuria, the beautiful beaches and tourist sites of Corralejo or Jandía, in addition to the island’s capital, Puerto del Rosario.
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