03 Jul 2019
- The initiative, in partnership with Fundación Santa Cruz Sostenible, will be offering eight trails through to October
- Walkers can sign up at www.santacruzsostenible.com
Fundación Cepsa is championing education and environmental awareness while getting people to enjoy nature with its ‘Anaga on foot’ initiative, launched in partnership with Fundación Santa Cruz Sostenible and featuring eight guided trails around the natural and cultural heritage of the Macizo de Anaga Biosphere Reserve.
The program, which will run until October, covers various trails running through the mountains and hamlets of Anaga, taking in Pico del Inglés, Antequera, Roque Bermejo and Taganana, among other points of interest. Those interested in completing these trails can register at www.santacruzsostenible.com.
All the trails include an interpreter guide and transportation by bus from the Santa Cruz Interchange, plus insurance. They are suitable for everyone and while most are classified as medium difficulty, some of them are not physically demanding and are therefore suitable for the whole family.
The team of guides comprises geographers, biologists and environmental scientists, who explain to walkers the history of each place they visit, while also providing interesting facts and local lore, so that walkers can truly enjoy and appreciate the richness of this unique biodiversity space in Europe.
The first two trails already took place on June 22 and 29, meeting the full quota of 25 participants for each trail. The first passed through the Anaga and Antequera Mountains, allowing walkers to take in a huge diversity of landscapes, before heading down to Antequera beach, while the second trail took in the various hamlets of Anaga, including the village of Roque Negro, one of the least known locations, where a group of local women showed where and how they would wash their clothes in the old days.
Still to come in July are the Cruz del Carmen-Chinamada-Punta del Hidalgo trail (July 13) and the Camino de Abicore trail (July 27), which has seen many a person pass through the hamlets of San Andrés and Taganana since pre-Hispanic times.
After the August break, activity will resume in September with new trails: Benijo-Roque Bermejo (September 7), Valle Brosque-Taganana (September 21), Pico del Inglés-Taborno-Era de los Cardos (October 5) and Afur-Tamadiste-Taganana (October 26).
With this initiative, Fundación Cepsa has once again reaffirmed its pledge to biodiversity and sustainable development, through projects that foster knowledge and respect for natural and environmental heritage.
‘Anaga on foot’ therefore joins a number of other projects to make up the Foundation’s environmental outreach, such as ‘Pequehuertos’ (school vegetable gardens), the non-competitive ‘Anaga Trail Solidaria’ mountain race, the ‘Intergenerational visits to the Palmetum Botanical Garden in Santa Cruz’, participation in the activities surrounding World Environment Day and beach clean-ups, among other initiatives.