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The village of Vallebrón in Fuerteventura

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The village of Vallebron in Fuerteventura. The Protected Landscape of Vallebron. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).Vallebrón is a hamlet of a hundred inhabitants located south of the city of La Oliva in Fuerteventura, quite apart from tourism. The hamlet is in a broad shaped valley “U” sandwiched between two mountainous headlands, the Morro Tabaiba (527 m), extended by Morro de los Rincones, north, and the Montaña de la Muda (689 m) South. The Montaña de la Muda and the promontory which is the highest point is a protected area, the Paisaje Protegido de Vallebrón.

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The village of Vallebron in Fuerteventura. Morro de los Rincones. Click to enlarge the image.Since La Oliva take south, the road FV-30; after 5 km, turn left on the road FV-103, a small paved road that winds to attack the col between the Morro Tabaiba and Montaña de la Muda. After the pass the road follows a long descent into the valley Vallebrón; the stepped mountain slopes have long track yellow earth terraces formerly cultivated.

After the village of Vallebrón the road FV-103 joined the FV-102 road from La Oliva to the east coast and the FV-1 road towards Puerto del Rosario.

Before joining the coast, the FV-102 road through the hamlet of Caldereta, where you can see the chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows (Nuestra Señora de los Dolores), the eighteenth century.

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Natural ParkThe Protected Landscape Vallebrón (Paisaje Protegido de Vallebrón)
The village of Vallebron in Fuerteventura. The Protected Landscape of Vallebron. Click to enlarge the image.The Protected Landscape Vallebrón is a landscape characterized by a mountainous ridge, elongated from west to east, flanked by two large “U” shaped valleys, the Valle Largo and Valle Chico.

The most west summit of the ridge is the Mountain Morph (Montaña de la Muda), 689 meters high; to the east is the Majada del Caballo (553 m). West of the Protected Landscape Vallebrón is the Montaña Quemada and the Montaña de Tindaya.

The Protected Landscape Vallebrón represents an area of 1680 hectares, divided between the municipalities of La Oliva and Puerto del Rosario. It houses interesting endemic plants: the tree launée (Launaea arborescens) (aulaga), real soda (Suaeda vera) (mato moro), the tangled wolfberry (Lycium intricatum) (espino), spurge of King Juba (Euphorbia regis-jubae) (tabaiba salvaje), the balsamiferous spurge (Euphorbia balsamifera) (tabaiba dulce), racquet cactus (Opuntia) (tunera), maritime squill (Drimia maritima) (cebolla almorrana), the icy ficoïde (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) (barrilla), the nodal ficoïde to flower (Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum) (cosco) and wild asparagus (Asparagus nesiotes spp. purpuriensis) (esparraguera majorera).

Furthermore it was found in the Montaña de la Muda a necropolis from the time of Guanche including very strange graves.

The village of Vallebron in Fuerteventura. View from Montaña de la Muda (author Bergfex1962). Click to enlarge the image in Panoramio (new tab).On the Montaña de la Muda is a belvedere (Mirador de la Montaña de la Muda) from where you can admire Tindaya, El Cotillo, Lajares and part of the town of La Oliva. Since the FV-10 road, which connects La Oliva in Puerto del Rosario, take a small road on the left in the hamlet of La Matilla and up to the lookout. There is a car park, from where a path leads to a viewpoint with an explanatory panel (text in Spanish and English). From there, it dominates much of the northwest region of the island of Fuerteventura, but above all there is a magnificent view of the mountain of Tindaya. If one comes shortly after sunrise, the reddish rocks of Tindaya is particularly spectacular.

The village of Vallebron in Fuerteventura. The Protected Landscape of Vallebron. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The village of Vallebron in Fuerteventura. Morro de los Rincones. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The village of Vallebron in Fuerteventura. Morro de los Rincones. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).
ChapelThe Chapel of St. John the Baptist (Ermita de San Juan Bautista)
The Chapel of St. John the Baptist, the eighteenth century, is located in La Majada, on the slopes of the Morro de La Majada. It was formerly dedicated to Our Lady of Grace (Nuestra Señora de Gracia). It is a chapel with a single nave, covered with a gable roof. The two doors to the west and south, are surmounted by a lintel.

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