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El Balcón de Santa Ana

Playa de Santiago, La Gomera

Walk 6 - Alajero and Targa walking and hiking route


Walk Instructions

A largely circular short walk. Pleasant and undemanding, with fine views and the spectacular viewpoint at Targa as the destination. Mainly on tarmac but with a short section of probable former mule trail. Barely 15 minutes up the road from El Balcon de Santa Ana, the village of Alajero is a very convenient centre for excursions.

Start Point

Parking area in front of the Town Hall (Ayuntamiento) in Alajero. From El Balcon de Santa Ana drive up the main road, turning left just pass the Restaurant ‘Meson de Clemente’ to reach the village centre. Follow the village street, bearing right after passing the school or take the Alajero and Imada bus from either Playa de Santiago or the bus stop by the Las Trincheras junction. The stop at the middle of the three roads which lead from the bypass into the village is on the outward route of the walk.
Two bars in Alajero village plus one and a cafe on the by-pass road.

Start downhill by the roadside, passing the church. Turn left at the t-junction, pass the modern school then the Bar de la Alegria. Keep left at the next junction, pass the Bar Columba and follow the road as it curves to cross the Barranco de Ereses, which plunges towards the apparently nearby sea. Just a few of the old terraces are still in productive use. The Calvario hill and its chapel (walk 4) are nicely in view. Fork left at a road junction to rise to the by-pass road (by the bus stop).

1. Turn right to walk by the quiet roadside for about 300 yards. Opposite a bar (currently closed) turn left to rise away from the road on a paved track. The track loses its surface in about 50 yards, becoming a rough stony (former mule?) path between low walls, a little overgrown in places. Turn left at a junction, along a similar path across abandoned terraces, above a derelict building.

2. Join a little tarmac road beside an old sand pit/quarry, turning left to descend past a water tank to Targa hamlet. The great Agando rock is in view ahead. The road bears strongly right at a junction in the bottom. Go sharp left here to continue along a surfaced road (as in walk 3).

3. Just after the signposted footpath for Playa de Santiago on the right turn left along a little path, signposted Barranca de Santiago, rising beside an old sand pit/quarry to reach the destination viewpoint - a fine picnic place - overlooking the great Barranca de Santiago and de Guarimar, with their tiny hamlets and magnificent rock scenery. Return to Targa, turning sharp right at the junction to rise along the little tarmac road used in the outward route. (Alternatively soon after the signpost for Playa de Santiago (now on the left) turn left on a signposted path to Alajero. Follow the entle path down the hillside behind some houses, corss a road and up the hilside to return to the water tank passed on the outward journey. turn left onto the road. Ignore the ‘mule’ path, which you came out on, continuing almost to the junction with the by-pass road. Forty yards before the junction there is an old unsurfaced roadway on the right. Take this to save a few yards of main road (and avoid a blind junction, though the drop down onto then main road is a bit tricky). Join the main road 50 yards below the Bar Restaurant Meson de Clemente and continue uphill.

4. Eighty yards above the bar fork left to follow the road into ‘Alajero’. The little road rises gently past masses of prickly pear cactus, high on the side of the Barranco de Ereses. Rejoin the outward route at the road junction, continuing back to the Town Hall, (turn right at the junction to reach the nearest bus stop).


Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.


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