(15) The Heights of Montaña Guaza (Arona)

Route Summary
feature-1A stiff climb is required to reach the 400+ m high summit of Montana Guaza. Certainly not a stroll in the park, but the rewards for those who stay the distance are spectacular views in all directions, especially towards the hills.

Duration: 3 hours (+/-)

 

Route Overview
small-mapDuration: 3 hours (+/-)
Transport/Parking: Easy parking on Calle Marea at the eastern end of Los Cristianos.
Length: 7.590 km / 4.74 mi
Height gain: 450 meter
Height loss: 450 meter
Max Height: 408 meter
Min Height: 11 meter
Surface: Rough in places
Child Friendly: Only if children are used to strenuous uphill walking.
Difficulty: Medium
Dog Friendly: Yes
Refreshments: We recommend a post-walk refreshment at Callao Beach Club.

Description
feature-2The summit of Montana Guaza provides an exceptional platform for views to the hills and coast in all directions. Also, you will see the holiday city of Los Cristianos/ Las Americas/ Costa Adeje as never before! Prospective walkers on this route need to be reasonably fit and, of course, equipped with appropriate footwear and water. The calf and thigh muscles of ordinary mortals will certainly be tested on the ascent, and knee joints on the descent! It seemed to us that this walk is well-known to holiday-makers, but more people start the walk than eventually reach the summit. Of course, backing off is the right thing to do if you feel out of your comfort zone on the walk – it provides wonderful views of the Los Cristianos, its port, and further even in the initial 30 minute section. From higher up you begin to appreciate how important agriculture was to the whole mountain area, especially in the flatter terraces (“mesas”) below the peak itself.

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

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