Maspalomas – Degollada de Garito
- Tarmac: 2,63 km
- Path or track: 12,37 km
Degollada de Garito – Tunte
- Tarmac: 1,75 km
- Path or track: 10,15 km
Maspalomas – Arteara – Tunte: 26 km
- Tarmac: 4,48 km
- Path or track: 22,52 km
Level of difficulty Route II: High
Aproximate duration of walk: 8 hours
This route joins Maspalomas with Tunte without having to walk on any tarmac roads.
Leaving the Tourism Office in Maspalomas, the same road as Route I over the GC-60 Motorway reaches the Elmasa water purification plant. Once there, the road descends towards the Barranco de Fataga. We keep to the right, there is a dirt track, leaving behind, to the left, the aggregate crusher, and to the right, along the ravine, parts of the hydraulic infrastructures of the aqueduct will be coming into view.
We continue along the path to where it opens out into La Culata ravine, where there is a path crossing. The path to the right continues up to the hamlet of Gitagana, but we will take the path to the left.
The ascent takes us up to an upper dirt track which goes from Arteaga to Ayagaures. At this point, we turn to the right along this dirt track and walk a further kilometre and a half or more, passing the Arteaga Necropolis, the biggest tombstone cemetery in the Canaries.
As we reach a slight curve and to our left, a path appears which goes up to an area of huge red blocks of stone, the result of a massive landslide. From there, the path continues along a slight rise with loose stones after which, again going up, the track makes its way along a hill to a small spur, from where we will take a path heading north. Special attention should be paid to the cairns showing us the way to follow. At the end of this path, there is a dirt track, now in the pine tree area. In a few kilometres we find ourselves at more than 1000 metres above sea level. After passing the Degollada de la Yegua, and leaving behind to the left the Barranco de Vicentillos, a dirt track zig-zags along and opens out onto a little plateau. Some 700 metres before we reach the Degollada de Manzanilla, we connect up with route I coming from Ayagaures. The descent down to the right will lead us, over nearly four kilometres, to San Bartolomé de Tirajana.