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Footpath Camino de La Virgen

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The Camino de la Encarnación is called today Camino de la Virgen (Footpath of the Virgin), since, in gratitude for the many received favours, the village of Adeje promised to take her each year in petitionary prayer to her "old home."Historically it was the transfer of the image of the Virgin of the Incarnation from La Enramada to the hermitage of St. Ursula de la Villa, at the initiative of Pedro de Ponte, in order to protect it from pirate attacks in the sixteenth century, the fact that named the road. The path - not the petitionary prayer, which begins at the Church of St. Ursula – has its origin at the gate that serves as access and that is located on the road that runs from Fañabé to La Caleta. From there it heads towards the coast, crossing ancient cultivation plots, to the area known as Tosca Colorada where we find marks of carts carved in the limestone confirming this site as a place of transit of goods. At this point there is a stop where the pilgrims pray to the Virgin, on the pilgrimage route to the hermitage of La Enramada. Along the way there are other two stops; the site of the Era, and the last one at El Humilladero, historic reference point of the route since it is here where it first appeared and where it was first venerated, the Virgin of the Incarnation. The tour ends near the hermitage of La Enramada or La Encarnación, known today as old hermitage of St. Sebastian. Duration : 45min. Highest Slope: 135m. Lowest Slope: 32m. Length: 2Km. Level of difficulty: low.