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Valbuena explained that works were coming on well, and so far consisted of the consolidation of the main track, control points, and increased security measures. They were lucky a goatherd was seeing out the storm in the area as they would have attempted to walk back up the ravine, possibly resulting in a more tragic end to this tale. Phone: 922,128,080 to 922,129,030-Ext: 1071 Environment councillor José Antonio Valbuena said that the measures were intended “to guarantee the maximum possible security and avoid incidents in the area caused by the type of terrain. I know nothing about any tour companies operating, or being allowed to operate, in the area. Calimas aren’t strong winds but sandstorms, often carried by high winds but it is the air quality and low humidity that are the issue, not the winds. Descarga el track GPS y sigue el recorrido del itinerario del sendero desde un mapa. La parte costera de la… Additionally, when it does, visitors will have to pay to walk the ravine and access to Masca could be restricted to public transport only for visitors. Any experienced walker who has walked extensively in a specific destination should know walking routes can change depending on the time of year. If they were undertaking it without official guides,then they must have done some research which would educate them that a baranca is in simple terms a water channel thus indicating that in bad weather it would be wet, slippery and to be avoided. Still officially closed I’m afraid. With the numbers of tourists coming to Tenerife and the outdoor experiences available, it is necessary that Tenerife has the resources to rescue tourists if they get into difficulty and it does. Required fields are marked *. Share. I walked the Masca Barranco! Alternatively, will the water taxi again be operating from Los Gigantes to Masca Beach, if the jetty is re-constructed? Even when it is finished, however, it does not automatically mean the reopening of the barranco, which remains closed until further notice. Primero el paseo en el tradicional caserío. La dificultad de esta ruta sería media.La recomendamos para todos aquellos que tengan una condición física suficiente para aguantar trekkings de media jornada. Email: turismo@buenavistadelnorte.es Learn how your comment data is processed. Se trata de un barranco con un tramo de paredes verticales muy cercanas que desemboca en un pequeño embarcadero. When access is restored, it is likely that there will be a procedure for advance reservations for walkers, a measure approved by the Cabildo on 8 October just past, and García said that there will be a central facility to allow reservations to be made to permit orderly transit through the protected zone. We’ve already posted this information on our facebook page and Twitter account, and also advise customers about it when we send our walking routes to them. In every part of life their are people who do not use common sense or are just reckless. I got a surprisingly consistent response. Hi Janet, have you heard anything about the re-opening of the barranco? © 2007-2020 Janet Anscombe. Clearly the actions of some irresponsible youngsters will now have an impact on anyone who hoped to see the barranco sensibly. It is. As far as I'm aware this makes In Tenerife compliant with EU legislation but if you have any concerns or wish your details deleted, please just email help@janetanscombe,com, or you can simply disable cookies for this site in your browser. No updates since COVID started to dominate the news. Around 100,000 people tackle it each year. This is a challenging walk I did it regularly right up to 2013. The fact that it is a barranco doesn’t make it unique, there are plenty of other narrow ravines around the island. Ubicación. So, I hope, for my next visit, they repair finally the old jetty – shouldn’t be a gigantic enterprise – and that’s it, without odd restrictions and commercial stuff. All Areas, Featured Walks, Recent News, West Tenerife It’s an unnecessary drain on resources, and rescues in inclement weather can also result in those in the emergency services having to risk personal safety. The council says that this is an open-ended measure taken because the weather system that is currently with us has damaged a pilly of the jetty leaving it inoperative. aproximadamente. Guess still closed? Met een lengte van vier kilometer en een hoogteverschil van 580 meter begint deze kloofroute in het gehucht Masca, waarna ze over een houten brug loopt en de rivierbedding voor het eerst oversteekt. Thank you. Il caseggiato occupa la zona superiore dell'alveo del torrente, tra le guglie di Abache e la Fortaleza e il picco Tarucho. The budget for the works is €1m and includes the refurbishment of the visitor centre and a regulatory procedure for visits. And partly it’s because of a lack of understanding of the terrain and how the weather affects it. For the locals working for us tourists ,surely a temporary floating jetty could be brought in , keeping their businesses and income on going. The comments do not seem to focus on how we work together to solve the problem and minimise harm and risk and this is the authorities’ aim as per the other article. All Rights Reserved. Can people just ignore the closed signs or will they get into trouble? Hi Janet, that’s what I thought. Address: Plaza de Los Remedios, 4. Let’s not be too quick to judge. ¡Y es que lo tiene todo! The people you spoke to might not have mentioned it but the authorities who closed the barranco specifically identified the “antics of holidaymakers who ignored weather warnings” … so the title is hardly “dubious”. Para iniciar la ruta nos tenemos de desplazar hasta el caserío de Masca, que pertenece al municipio de Buenavista del Norte (entre los dos puntos hay casi 20 kilómetros). There are official signs showing it’s closed, but some people ignore them. Walk it a couple of weeks after there’s been heavy rainfall and raised water levels mean tricky pool and stream crossings, and an awful lot of slippery stones to negotiate. Si fuerais con vuestro coche a la zona alta de Masca, después de bajar el barranco tendríais que volver a subir a por el coche, no compensa, hay que estar muy en forma… Itinerario. Unlike most other walking routes on Tenerife, Masca attracts people who might not normally include hiking as one of their popular pastimes. I am asking because I was speaking today to some walkers who have booked a trip into the barranco with a tour company on Saturday. Meist bekommt man die Tickets für 15:30 oder 16:30. So the trail is still closed I imagine? Maybe you guys should understood we are in the middle of the Atlantic and this is the small island not continent, if you hike you have to follow the alerts – there are storm fronts one after another on this month as never before. Where did they find out about this walk? Buy Island Walks, For visitors to Tenerife who want to experience the best of Tenerife:- The 'Real' Tenerife guide to Tenerife's resorts, towns and villages is written with insight and passion by travel writers who have spent years treading the streets of every town and village, trekking along goat trails in the mountains and revelling at fiestas until dawn... [Find Out More], People in over 30 countries have discovered the best of Tenerife by car with our glove compartment friendly glossy guidebook Real Tenerife Island Drives. And send the story of the fine to all the papers here, in Germany, and any other country which will print it. Accidents are, therefore, inevitable. Hope they don’t “dumb it down” and make an over-run tourist spot out of it. Foolhardy young adventurers – you got a little unlucky with the weather and paid a hefty price, but you are not the reason the Gorge is closed. IT is still closed and nobody could tell anything new about when it Will open again. Any ideas of when it might re-open?? Whereas nearly every other walking route on Tenerife requires some effort/planning on the part of the individual, tour/walking companies make it easy for anyone to attempt to walk the ravine. Set in Masca in the Canary Islands region, Masca - Estudio casas morrocatana features a patio and garden views. The trouble is that too many Brits have become so used to being told how and when to blow their noses by the nanny state that they’re losing the ability to think for themselves and exercise the art of common sense. My experience of the Masca gorge is that good tour companies do try to control risk responsibly but not everyone goes through one of these companies. The events in Los Gigantes last year has left officialdom nervy, so the beach has been closed to the public. Lo sentimos, no hay rutas ni actividades disponibles para reservar online en las fechas seleccionadas. Why not call the tourist office to check :- Some folk avoid risk outside of their own territory even including limiting where they go. Trail: Barranco de Masca, Tenerife. Dann beginnt der Einstieg in den Barranco direkt im Ort an dem großen Schild auf der linken Seite. Masca Walk, Masca: Zobrazte recenze, články a fotografi z Masca Walk na webu Tripadvisor. It was downright frightening at times, but we did it! Beggars belief! I will of course post as soon as there is news because many people are interested and/or concerned about the situation. Tiene la reputación de haber sido un escondite de los piratas. Why Masca Barranco had to be closed March 12, 2018 Jack All Areas, Featured Walks, Recent News, West Tenerife 29 The straw which broke the camel’s back was a group of walkers who, despite an orange level weather alert for heavy rain and strong winds, still decided to tackle the Masca Barranco. But we regularly maintain even experienced walkers can underestimate the terrain and weather conditions on Tenerife and other Canary Islands. La pequeña Masca apenas cuenta con un centenar de habitantes que, originalmente, se … Helpful. Allí puedes decidir si vuelves a subir todo el barranco or si vas en barco de la playa de Masca a la marina de Los Gigantes. You really don’t want to be in any narrow ravine in the days following heavy rain. I like nature to be, well, natural. Thank you for the update. Llegar a Masca no es fácil, nosotros decidimos ir en Bus. We post updates on our facebook page when get them, the last was just over a week ago. The overwhelming majority did say that the jetty at the mouth of the Gorge had been destroyed completely in storms and that on some parts of the walk there were quite precarious slopes which posed a significant risk. [More Information...], A funny thing happened on the way to Viana do Castello... http://buzztrips.co.uk/posts/a-curious-incident-on-the-way-to-viana-do-castelo/ #Portugal #travel #cycling, Copyright © 2020 | MH Magazine WordPress Theme by MH Themes, Jack is co-editor, writer and photographer for BuzzTrips and the Real Tenerife series of travel websites as well as a contributor to online travel sites and travel magazines. We’ve not heard of any updates since this all started. There are still reviews of the walk being posted on Tripadvisor, in one case with children in tow, and a couple suggest water taxis will still pick people up from the beach, otherwise it’s a hard trek back up the barranco. È formato da quattro quartieri che discendono dalla strada, antico percorso che collegava la valle di Santiago con quella del Palmar. No information is stored other than email addresses freely entered by those wishing to comment, and this information is not used for any other purpose nor shared. 2.032 opiniones. But this is Tenerife we’re talking about, you don’t get specific dates until the last minute, not ones that are adhered to anyway We’ll be posting any updates on our facebook page as soon as we hear anything different, or if March is definitely confirmed. Date of experience: July 2019. At the time, Buenavista del Norte Ayuntamiento closed the barranco, and subsequently, after further rescues in the area and yet another death, the Cabildo announced wide-ranging security measures and structural improvements in the general area for safety reasons involving an investment amounting to some €3m. Having stayed here for five years for numerous holidays. In fact I’d say there’s blanket coverage when there are weather alerts. Now the boat trip back is not an option there would be significant numbers left at the bottom ‘demanding’ rescue and no doubt deriding the facilities on offer. Personally I think it’s crazy to attempt this one when it’s officially closed. Latest update from this morning (11 March 2019) – Masca Barranco now not expected to open before summer 2019 as work to improve the jetty at the beach hasn’t even started yet. For some time the mayor of Buenavista del Norte, the municipality where Masca is located, has voiced concerns about the unusually high number of people who have had to be rescued from the ravine. We’ll post something as soon as we get news it’s open again. Varied mix of opinion, some bordering on the comical (Angie) and a somewhat dubious title. Tato malá přehrada sbírá vodu z oblasti La Vica, ze strže Barranco de Madre del Agua a ze samotné strže Masca, kudy jsme sestupovali. Everyone is a tourist when they go somewhere else away from home. Have a look HERE for what could happen when people ignore the official instructions. So we don’t understand why the gorge has been totally closed? There should be a person employed at the top to get a nice signature from all entering the gorge (and preferably credit card details too) to state that they accept full responsibility for their own safety – they go in and out under their own steam or stay at the top and take a pretty picture. We’ll post information on here and on our Real Tenerife facebook page as soon as we hear any updates. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Updated 22 February 2019: I’ve had increasing enquiries over the past month or so about Masca barranco, and whether the works are now finished and the paths reopened, and today the Cabildo has announced the latest situation. Methinks Ken needs to go and lie down ……….. and perhaps stop reading the Daily Mail …. Walking the Masca Barranco is a huge tourist attraction. When watching videos on YouTube I don’t have the impression that it is a difficult hike, some older folks and parents with an infant did it. CLICK HERE TO SEE EXAMPLE PAGES, These are the walks that we love on Tenerife – we hope you enjoy them as much as we do. El Barranco de Masca, en el término de Buena vista del Norte en Tenerife, te llevará por un macizo impresionante donde descubrir las primeras manifestaciones de volcanismo de la isla. My daughter and I are visiting in September 20. Here are ten ways where walking on Tenerife is regularly underestimated. There is and it’s not good. March 12, 2018 Jack This is partly because the demands of sliding down rocks, easing around narrow ledges or negotiating stepping stones across pools require a certain amount of agility and suppleness that isn’t normally required on the average walking route. Het pad loopt nu aan de overzijde om het water te mijden, dat in de winter aanzwelt, en voert naar een zone met irrigatiekanalen en moestuinen. In November last year the mayor of the municipality where Masca is located said it might be March or April before it is open again, but it would depend on how things progressed during winter when weather could slow work down. We have gone out on a perfectly fine day , and been caught up in strong winds, or calimos as you call them, and only found out when we got back to UK, that we should have been advised to stay indoors. The Cabildo stresses that although the works are planned to be completed by mid-June, it is impossible to give a firm date because sea conditions might make work impossible on some currently planned days. This site uses cookies because it needs them for optimal functionality. This matters for people’s safety and the economic dependence on the Masca trips. We’ll post an update as soon as there’s any firm information from the authorities. There is more hikes you have to hike (up and down or down and back up) more then 650 m and nobody is stressed about them…, I’ve been intending to walk in Masca Barranco for the past couple of years. Ken what on earth does this have to do with Brits?! Se estima que más de 800.000 personas visitan Masca anualmente. The goatherd advised them to stay put, leading the stranded hikers to a cave where he knew they’d be safe, sharing some of his food and water. Surely we want to help people. I went past the bottom of the barranco on my boat on Tuesday and it was closed, no boats were landing. Clearly the actions of some irresponsible youngsters will now have an impact on anyone who hoped to see the barranco sensibly. The vast majority of people who walk the Masca are not outward bound folks. There’s been at least one incident since the route was closed where walkers had to be rescued from the ravine. After the dam, you are now in the most closed-in and narrow section of the ravine. Masca Express brings hikers throughout the year to and from Masca and Los Gigantes.Masca Express offers several pick-up times every day. Dabei ist erstmal egal für welche Zeit. I’m staying in Los Gigantes this week. Nur wenige gehen auch den Barranco hinunter bis zur Playa de Masca. The straw which broke the camel’s back was a group of walkers who, despite an orange level weather alert for heavy rain and strong winds, still decided to tackle the Masca Barranco. Meanwhile, although finding Masca Barranco closed might be a disappointment, the majority of Tenerife’s other excellent walking routes aren’t… and on most you won’t have to share the trail with hordes of other walkers. Well said Will. If you are careful, it can be a great adventure. El Ayuntamiento, que confía en reabrir el sendero en verano tras finalizar las obras de seguridad, pondrá en marcha un modelo de gestión de pago para el barranco. The council says it will advise when Masca barranco is again to be opened to the public. La plataforma de afectados por el cierre del Barranco de Masca, uno de los parajes más visitados del noroeste de Tenerife, exige al Ayuntamiento de Buenavista la “inminente” apertura del embarcadero, una vez que ya ha sido reparada la fractura del pilar de la pasarela dañada por un temporal a … Masca, Tenerife España +34 602 69 96 29. My concern is the route will be transformed from a wild adventure trail fashioned by nature into something which is more of a sanitised theme walk. No confirmed date has been provided for the barranco to be reopened to walkers. Ruta Barranco de Masca (Tenerife) de senderismo en Masca, Canarias (España). Later that day the goatherd spotted more hikers in the ravine. With Masca, the key beyond infrastructure and signage would seem to be through those who support Masca trips. There will be a lot of pressure from the many businesses for whom a closed Masca Barranco means a loss of income to get it open again as soon as possible. We posted information on our facebook page a few days ago that there had been an official announcement from the Tenerife Government to say it was unlikely the ravine would be open before March 2019. The merchant trail between San Miguel and Granadilla de Abona, Six scenes of an Afur walking route in Anaga on Tenerife, Here are six scenes of the north of Tenerife which show why we consider the walking there to be exceptionally good. These people presumably are walkerswho enjoy the outdoors, therefore did they not notice the weather, or think to get local advice before embarking on such a trip? Folk on holiday sometimes make poor decisions for various well documented reasons. The latest article on the site is also related to Masca Barranco. There aren’t armed guards at the entrance, and of course if people go in and get out without a problem, no-one might know, but if they get into difficulties, as happens frequently there, then there would be ramifications that could be very expensive. You might not have seen them but it cannot be because they weren’t there. Totally agree with all you say about how the walk was sold. Junto con un guía de senderismo experimentado, que le dará información interesante sobre Masca y Tenerife durante la caminata de Masca, usted caminará a lo largo de los 8 km de Barranco de Masca. Cómo llegar al barranco de Masca. Desde alli vas bajando del pueblo a la playa de Masca. Similarly with the beach. They were stupid and got stuck. They may have been foolish but that is a completely different issue. It remains closed to walkers “until further notice”. How long Masca Barranco will remain closed is like asking how long is a piece of string. If so, what sort of trouble- fined, arrested etc? The Masca Barranco is as safe, or not as it always has been. Reaching Masca Bay they found the jetty damaged and no boats waiting to take them back to the safety of civilisation. Facebook: Tourism Buenavista del Norte. The article actually says that the closure is nothing to do with the youngsters. More than just a collection of the best walking routes for the island, Walk This Way Tenerife is a complete guide to self-guided walking on Tenerife. Situado en la esquina noroeste de la isla de Tenerife, dentro del municipio de Buenavista del Norte, el barranco de Masca recorre una de las zonas más antiguas de las Islas Canarias, con siete millones de años de historia. That’s the best way to stop such foolhardy behaviour. The latter is really quite difficult. I was just asking out of curiosity because like you, I was under the impression it was closed for the foreseeable future, so was surprised when told that at least one operator is taking bookings for the barranco. Quienes quieran bajar el barranco, solo podrán llegar en guagua o taxi. Hi there – when you say “officially closed” do you mean that yes, there are signs saying it is officially closed but people are hiking it anyway? Working with travel companies: regulation and co-operation Others unfortunately exacerbate risk through foolishness or mistakes but often inadvertently. Original post 26 February: In the wake of the forced rescue of eight young holidaymakers who intended to spend the day at Masca beach and then walk back up the barranco in the teeth of an orange alert for stormy weather, Buenavista del Norte Ayuntamiento has closed the gorge to walkers until further notice. We’ve witnessed disgraceful, and dangerous, practices by some so-called walking companies in Masca Barranco in the past. […]. I see the eight people have now been charged for the rescue. I hope this is a temporary measure as the loss of this wonderful walk will be sorely missed, by the tourist trade as well. TOURIST OFFICE Contacto. The Guardia Civil had also said that access was impracticable and that a rescue on foot would be dangerous for rescuers. Vista completa. Its not just the jetty that’s the problem. Barranco de Masca Un ravin parmi les fermes et la flore endémique Situé sur le côté Nord-est de l'île de Tenerife, dans la commune de Buenavista du Nord, le ravin de Masca traverse l'une des zones les plus anciennes des Îles Canaries, avec sept millions d'années d'histoire. There is a greater danger of landslides as this area is boxed in between walls that are many hundred metres high. Surely we want to support them in this. Cheers, Martin Stranex. Not everyone knows about the hazards or has access to Janet’s very informative page. Is the Masca Barranco dangerous? Tenerife will not want to undermine its holiday offering and the numbers and channels tourists come through are so numerous. But none attract anything like the volume of walkers which descend on Masca. Despite what some hiking companies might say, it is a challenge. El Barranco de Masca se trata sin duda de una de las actividades de senderismo más espectaculares que podemos realizar en Tenerife. Several departures from the port of Los Gigantes, makes it easy to go and see this beautiful nature with your own eyes. Frazione di Masca Barranco de Masca, Tenerife. Thanks for the great informative post, Jack! DATOS DE LA RUTA: Fecha realizacion: 27-09-2009 Distancia recorrida: 7,90 Km Altitud origen: 628 m Altitud maxima: 630 m Tiempo en movimiento: 1 horas 42 minutos Estado del Cielo: No da el sol, el barranco te rodea Temperatura: … Bomberos and the mountain rescue unit of the Guardia Civil have also advised the council that access to the barranco is impracticable. But a decision has still to be made. El barranco de Masca es un gran cañón que se desciende en un total 3h (puede durarte más si haces muchas paradas).El desnivel es de unos 750 metros y el trayecto son unos 7 Km. Masca es un bello pareja con una arquitectura tradicional digna de mención. The real issues are improving safety in the gorge and its ability to manage the numbers who use it and separately trying to find a way to educate visitors to enjoy Tenerife responsibly. VI, if it’s such as easy walk how come two people died in the barranco in 2017 and emergency services had to perform 20 rescues the same year.

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