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Observing Nature

Due to its volcanic origin and the erosive action, Canaries i is an authentic paradise for the lovers of the barranquismo, and the different sports practices linked to it: from the trekking to the climbing. Not uselessly the relief of every island is furrowed by multitude of ravines, boilers, chimneys, cliffs, fissures, roofs and innumerable rocky elements with infinite possibilities for discovering and different degrees of difficulty. Any of the islands is, definitively, an enormous rocódromo where to practise diverse sports activities.

Gran Canaria offers, a singular profile, prohibitions do not exist for these sports practices (except in few public places). In fact, the most typical of the physiognomy of this Island are precisely its ravines that arise from its central summits, to more than 2.000 meters of height, up to the sea.

Being of volcanic origin, the island's orography has a conical shape that is split in two by the ravines of Tirajana and Agaete, representing the main line of division that separates the enormous contrasts of the North and the South. Numerous ravines gouge their way accross the centre of the island in the direction of descent.

This way, between the municipalities of Ingenio and Agüimes is Guayadeque's Ravine, one of the most beautiful and emblematic places of Gran Canaria, that has earned itself the category of Natural Monument in the legislation that on natural spaces has promulgated the Parliament of Canaries. From a dozen of kilometres of Telde's city, is one of these monument´s of gran canaria: the Ravine of The Cernicalos; is one of the most attractive natural spaces of the whole island.

Also other ravines offer unique scenes for the eyes of the visitor. This way they emphasize, between others, the Ravine of Fataga and Ayagaures, in the southwest of the Island; the Barrando de Guayedra, in the North-East; and the Ravine Guiniguada, is one of the signs of identity of Gran Canaria that crosses not only great part of its geography from the capital towards the center of the Island, But its own history having pre-Hispanic characteristics and the first nucleus of population where the current capital was constructed.

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