(11) San Miguel to Caserio de la Hoya Circular (San Miguel)

Route Summary
22-old-tile-kilnAn informative and scenic walk back in time from San Miguel to below El Roque, overlooking the south coast.

Duration: About 2.5 hours.

 

 

Route Overview
Duration: About 2.5 hours.
Small Map.JPGTransport/Parking: Titsa 416 from Los Cristianos. Easy parking in San Miguel. Spaces outside the church and Correos where the walk starts.
Length: 6.600 km / 4.13 mi
Height gain: 250 meter
Height loss: 250 meter
Max Height: 625 meter
Min Height: 462 meter
Surface: Rough (in places)
Child Friendly: Yes
Difficulty: Easy
Dog Friendly: Yes
Refreshments: Lots of options in San Miguel.

Description
27-salto-del-pastor-viewpointThis walk transports you back in time to the origins of an agricultural society in the south of Tenerife after the Spanish conquest. Our destination, the hamlet of Caserio de la Hoya predates San Miguel. In the 16th Century, it appealed to the settlers as it was hidden from the coast where pirates were a constant threat, and had good access to a supply of water. The walk, mostly on a stony old camino, descends in and out of the Barranco de los Erales and passes the site of an old water source (fuente) and a well-preserved tile kiln. There are several information boards on the route with interesting narratives about the history of the area. The path continues on to Aldea Blanca, but we turn back at a fine Casa Rural in Caserio de la Hoya. Wonderful open views down to the coast, east and west, a great perspective on the Roque de Jama, and upwards to the pine forests and mountains.

Links:
Photos from walk
Download GPX file (GPS Exchange Format)
Download Route Guide PDF (with illustrated Waypoints)
Access Walk on Viewranger
Access Walk on Wikilocs

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